Archive for 2013: Page 2
The Bolshoi and the fractured state of Russian ballet

The Bolshoi and the fractured state of Russian ballet

When Sergei Filin had sulphuric acid thrown in his face by a masked attacker outside his Moscow apartment on January 17th, there was just one obvious suspect: the Bolshoi…

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‘I’m just at a stage in my life when I want to try new things’

‘I’m just at a stage in my life when I want to try new things’

There are two Ingrid Nachsterns. One has a ballet school in a church hall in Dublin 4 and the other performs post-modern dances at New York’s…

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Daddy’s Homework

Daddy’s Homework

“Daddy, are you doing your homework?” My five-year old daughter gets it. Not that there’s much to get. If Daddy is surrounded by a splattering…

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Ledes, nutgrafs and exam questions

Ledes, nutgrafs and exam questions

I’m not exactly panicking… With just eight weeks to my first exam, I’m on a pretty tight deadline with revision and scanning past exam papers….

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Made in Dublin

Made in Dublin

In its 21-year history, Dance Ireland has evolved from a quasi-union for dancers based in makeshift studios to a representative body providing a range of…

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Pas de Chat and Last Land

Pas de Chat and Last Land

If past experiences are revealed through our body language, then a dancer’s body is the sum total of thousands of classes, rehearsals and performances. Dancer…

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