“How To: Use A Fan Like A Ballerina”
Since DanceLand last briefly covered BalletMet, the company has changed its name from BalletMet Columbus and I think that’s a great move. Nothing against Columbus. In fact, I got my PhD at The Ohio State University in Columbus and it’s more of a city than people realize. BalletMet fits and has a sleek feel in keeping with the increasingly high profile ballet company itself.
“Don Quixote Act 3 – Kitri Variation ft. Carrie Imler (Pacific Northwest Ballet)”
The fan is featured in the Kitri Variation, a solo performed by the ballerina taking the role of Kitri in Don Quixote. Though BalletMet does not provide a solo video, one can see the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Carrie Imler up close as she rehearses the solo in the studio. Though slightly marred by the dancer wandering around in the background, it’s good to see him staying hydrated!
“Don Quixote – Act III Kitri Variation (Akane Takada, The Royal Ballet)”
And here is a live performance of the solo by Akane Takada with The Royal Ballet.