Contemporary classical ballet

Italy and Germany make a nice combination The contemporary classical music is entitled “Infra 5” by German born composer Max Richter (who has also re-worked Vivaldi’s Four Seasons). The ballerinas, Eris Nezha (Albanian) and Petra Conti (Italian),are husband and wife, former first dancers of the Teatro ala Scala, the internationally famous opera house in Milan, Italy. Continue reading Contemporary classical ballet

The many faces of dance: The best dance scenes in modern films

..or the faces of many dances. What is it about dance? Good music can easily accomplish what all other art works harder to achieve: the total bypassing of our analytic side for the direct and seamless infiltration into the emotional and instinctual part of us, resulting in the sometimes uncontrollable physical response. Music moves us, quite literally. This response it inspires in us is unlike any other. “Life … Continue reading The many faces of dance: The best dance scenes in modern films

The Dance of Life, 1899 by Edvard Munch

In the “dance of life”, the protagonist is the female and the courtship phase seems to be the central and most significant part of life for the female, depicted by the actual dance in the painting. The young girl on the left is dressed in white, smiling, anxiously anticipating this phase, waiting for the dance to take place. She is sorrounded by others who are … Continue reading The Dance of Life, 1899 by Edvard Munch