It has been a while since my last blog post, and to be honest, at times I just didn't feel like there were things I was ready to talk about. This has been the hardest season of my professional life, both physically and mentally, so in a way I am very glad I can finally … Continue reading Goodbyes and new beginnings.
Behind the Curtains – The makeup department.
Going behind the stage today, I want to give you a glimpse at the Make-up department. The department is composed of 25 make-up artists. They are responsible for everything makeup related: Wigs, prosthetics, masks. And let me tell you: they make magic happen. They have a workshop where everything that has to be produced gets … Continue reading Behind the Curtains – The makeup department.
The truth about the sidelines.
"My body could stand the crutches, but my mind couldn´t stand the sidelines." Michael Jordan. I have been rehearsing this post for a while now, it is a very personal post, and because I have been struggling with the decision whether to publish it or not, I haven't been able to write anything else. So … Continue reading The truth about the sidelines.
The costume department.
There is a lot of backstage work involved in any production that ends up going on stage. A big theater is made of a lot of departments, technicians, painters, hat makers, shoe makers, and much more. Today I will talk a little bit about the costume department. Our costume department is composed of 56 people. … Continue reading The costume department.
Projeto na ponta dos pés.
Photo Heloisa Rotta.
Creating Anne Frank.
This Wednesday we will be performing Anne Frank. Anne Frank premiered in April 2015 and was created for our company by the Brazilian choreographer Reginaldo Oliveira. I can not go into Anne Frank before talking a little bit more about Reginaldo. Reginaldo grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and after dancing with the Rio de … Continue reading Creating Anne Frank.
When in Bangkok, dance for the princess.
I am back in Germany after once again, having a wonderful time in Bangkok. I really love Thailand, and everything about it, but the people hold a special place in my heart, they are so kind and loving and compared to European standards, most of the population lives in extreme poverty, but they are so … Continue reading When in Bangkok, dance for the princess.
Time to work.
We arrived safely in Bangkok, and after a couple of delicious meals, and a Thai massage, it was time to get to work. When we arrived at the Theater today at 15:30pm, everything had already been set up for us, the costumes, the make-up stations, the sets... It takes even more work to do a … Continue reading Time to work.
Happy World Ballet day!
Bangkok: the city of angels.
On Tuesday, we will be flying to Bangkok, Thailand for a week to take part in the 18th International Festival of dance and music. Bangkok is the capital and most populated city in Thailand, the city, also known in Thai as Krung Thep (city of angels) is famous for its vibrant street life and cultural … Continue reading Bangkok: the city of angels.