The unlikely coaches of classical ballet 1

Dance
Tamara Karsavina coaches Margot Fonteyn in “Le Spectre de la Rose”   Joan Lawson teaches Royal Ballet boys (courtesy Richard Slaughter)   Nijinska rehearses Les Noces for the Royal Ballet revival of 1966. (Thank you, Richard Slaughter, former Royal Ballet principal dancer)

Please do not mess with Golfo

Dance
This dear man, his name is Andreas Fussel, comes to us courtesy of our good friends on Facebook, Richard Slaughter and Marcus Galante. Andreas is all dolled up to play the role of Golfo in the Bournonville ballet, “Napoli.” This he did from its premiere in 1842 until 1863. Golfo is a sea demon ruling ...

Odette/Odile for a discerning audience — kids

Dance
You live or die in front of an audience like this — London schoolkids watching a lecture demonstration of “Swan Lake.” Because unlike adults kids don’t fake being interested. Ursula Hageli and Richard Slaughter coached in Swan Lake by Svetlana Beriosova with the Michael Basset at the piano at a lecture-demonstration/performance under the auspices of ...

Transferring high art in a forlorn ballet studio, Svetlana Beriosova

Dance
  The great Royal Ballet prima ballerina, Svetlana Beriosova, coaches Richard Slaughter and Ursula Hageli in a photo by Linda Rich taken at Dance Works, in London, 1989. Beriosova’s obituary here. Thank you Richard Slaughter for sharing your photo.