by Catherine L. Tully There are days when you take class in your grungiest clothes and pin your hair up quickly, and there are days you want to look more “put together’. While not every day warrants a fancy outfit and hairstyle, let’s face it–sometimes it’s fun to dress up a little bit! It is […]
by Catherine L. Tully Leg warmers are a standard item for most dancers, and the quest to find the perfect pair is an ongoing search. Everyone has different requirements for how they fit and what they look like. When Sara Pickin (and her husband Ryan) reached out to 4dancers to review their version, we […]
I stood on stage one final time. And as the red velvet curtain rose, everything all hushed and still, somehow, miraculously the weight of it all lifted too. To describe to you all that transpired within the following four minutes is impossible, for no words exist to adequately express the fullness of an experience so overflowing with gratitude and joy seasoned only slightly with sadness.
By Samantha Hope Galler To this day, Giselle is one of the most beloved classical ballets.The work premiered in Paris, France in 1841. Act I of Giselle presents the audience with drama, dancing, and heartbreak. It also sets the tone for Act II where the Wilis claim the stage and bring forth Giselle’s spirit… The […]
My first experience with the work of Kylián came and went in a blur. As a fairly new dancer in the company, simply learning one of the four women of Sechs Tanze was an unbelievable thrill. As a PNB “newbie,” I had no expectation of performing; nevertheless, I was drenched in sweat at the end of every rehearsal because, after all, who wouldn’t want to try being dragged across half the stage in a split, simultaneously going up and down like a carousel, or doing bicycle legs as fast as humanly possible in the air while laying on your partner’s back? It was hard to resist.