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Belle Urwin

With Coppélia taking centre stage on Ballet TV, we reached out to Belle Urwin, recipient of the 2019 FAB Australian Ballet School Scholarship and new member of The Australian Ballet company. Last year Belle was part of The Australian Ballet's Regional Tour of Coppélia...

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Anna Karenina Review

Earlier this year FAB Member, Claire Bailey undertook the challenge of reading Anna Karenina in preparation for attending the now cancelled Sydney performances of Leo Tolstoy’s novel that became an epic ballet. Many writers consider Anna Karenina the greatest work of...

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FAB Favourite Ballet Books

 Need a thing or two to read? Here are some of our favourite books about ballet! A Body of Work  Written by David Hallberg  Published by Atria Books    Kicking off the list with The Australian Ballet’s future Artistic Director, David Hallberg’s A Body of Work was...

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Swans for Relief

Swans for Relief

Swans for Relief have created a beautiful new video showing 32 premier ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countires performing Le Cygne (The Swan) variation from Swan Lake. The 6 minute montage includes Australian dancers - in order of appearance - Stephanie...

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FAB’s Top Ballet Films

It’s been almost two months since distancing began, and it’s safe to say our movie lists are slowly dwindling down. We’ve collated some of our favourite ballet-themed movies and documentaries into this list to make sure our Friends get their ballet-fix! This list is...

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Royal Academy of Dance Announcement

Royal Academy of Dance Announcement

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has been approved by HM The Queen to become the Royal Academy of Dance's Vice-Patron. The announcement was made in a special video call by The Duchess with Dame Darcey Bussell DBE and Silver Swan Ambassador Angela Rippon CBE. The Duchess...

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The body may crumble, but a spirit will never be broken.

Marta C. González was a former prima ballerina with the New York Ballet in the 1960s. The Company no longer exists, and the actual size and breadth of the company is virtually unknown. However, Marta's passion for Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake practically bounces through the screen.

Although her legs may be wheelchair bound, the angelic score can still transport her to opening night, and her arms still recall the flutters of choreography. 🦢

Truly magnificent.
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This is beautiful and very moving. But does anyone else get the feeling they’ve intercut the video of her reliving Swan Lake with footage from a performance of the Dying Swan solo (Fokine/Saint-Saëns)?

Somethings just get imprinted on your soul.

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