Indian red

Shot taken just outside the Durga Mandir temple at Varanasi, India. Also known as Durga Kund Mandir, Durga Temple and also monkey temple, is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Maa Durga. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani (Bengali Queen). (Info taken from Wikipedia)

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Strong

Model: Emily Downs (https://www.facebook.com/emily.downs.3382)

Strong – Dancers are strong!

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About the dancer
Name: Emily Downs//Studies: The Royal Ballet Lower School, The Royal Ballet Upper School//Experience: Soloist at Staatstheater Cottbus, Guest Soloist at Ballet Rosa (Halle) She won the Audience Award as a soloist with Landestheater Coburg, Opernhaus Zurich Ballet, The Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet// Roles: The Nutcracker – Sugar Plumb Fairy, Snow and Chinese solo. Soloist in Sync (Nils Christe) Main pas de deux couple in Oktett (Uwe Scholz) Sybil in Dorian Gray (Lode Devos) Purcell Pieces (Nils Christe), Marie in Woyzeck, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Swan Lake – Big Swan, La Bayadere – Shades, The Sleeping Beauty – Aurora’s Page//Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oNIPwWSsc

Fly

Model: Emily Downs  (https://www.facebook.com/emily.downs.3382)

Up in the air… with grace!

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About the dancer
Name: Emily Downs//Studies: The Royal Ballet Lower School, The Royal Ballet Upper School//Experience: Soloist at Staatstheater Cottbus, Guest Soloist at Ballet Rosa (Halle) She won the Audience Award as a soloist with Landestheater Coburg, Opernhaus Zurich Ballet, The Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet// Roles: The Nutcracker – Sugar Plumb Fairy, Snow and Chinese solo. Soloist in Sync (Nils Christe) Main pas de deux couple in Oktett (Uwe Scholz) Sybil in Dorian Gray (Lode Devos) Purcell Pieces (Nils Christe), Marie in Woyzeck, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Swan Lake – Big Swan, La Bayadere – Shades, The Sleeping Beauty – Aurora’s Page//Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oNIPwWSsc

Concentration

Model: Emily Downs (https://www.facebook.com/emily.downs.3382)

You always need to think, before you start exploring…

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About the dancer
Name: Emily Downs//Studies: The Royal Ballet Lower School, The Royal Ballet Upper School//Experience: Soloist at Staatstheater Cottbus, Guest Soloist at Ballet Rosa (Halle) She won the Audience Award as a soloist with Landestheater Coburg, Opernhaus Zurich Ballet, The Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet// Roles: The Nutcracker – Sugar Plumb Fairy, Snow and Chinese solo. Soloist in Sync (Nils Christe) Main pas de deux couple in Oktett (Uwe Scholz) Sybil in Dorian Gray (Lode Devos) Purcell Pieces (Nils Christe), Marie in Woyzeck, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Swan Lake – Big Swan, La Bayadere – Shades, The Sleeping Beauty – Aurora’s Page//Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oNIPwWSsc

Dancers…

Model: Emily Downs (https://www.facebook.com/emily.downs.3382)

Dancers are strange creatures…
They spend a most of their lives going through exhaustion, through pain, through rough schedules.
Still they are able to smile!
Humble creatures, pleasant, shy… Interesting!

A new project is on the way…

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About the dancer
Name: Emily Downs//Studies: The Royal Ballet Lower School, The Royal Ballet Upper School//Experience: Soloist at Staatstheater Cottbus, Guest Soloist at Ballet Rosa (Halle) She won the Audience Award as a soloist with Landestheater Coburg, Opernhaus Zurich Ballet, The Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet// Roles: The Nutcracker – Sugar Plumb Fairy, Snow and Chinese solo. Soloist in Sync (Nils Christe) Main pas de deux couple in Oktett (Uwe Scholz) Sybil in Dorian Gray (Lode Devos) Purcell Pieces (Nils Christe), Marie in Woyzeck, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Swan Lake – Big Swan, La Bayadere – Shades, The Sleeping Beauty – Aurora’s Page//Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oNIPwWSsc

Jazzy…

30th of April, International Jazz Day, although I would prefer to be in Havana, to see 50 of the greatest Jazz musicians perform, in Cuba, I had the great opportunity to be at the Jazz Concert organized by Home Sessions Greece.

Three important Greek jazz bands performing at a cozy, friendly place! A perfect  way to spend the “International Jazz Day“!

Triplicity, featuring:
Panos Vasilopoulos (l) – Drums
Giorgos Stavroulakis (m) – Guitar
Panagiotis Mpourazanis (r) – Bass

Giotis Samaras Trio, featuring:
Giotis Samaras – Guitar
Kostis Christodoulou – Keyboards
Dimitris Klonis – drums

Giotis Samaras

Dimitris Klonis – drums

Aris Papadopoulos Quartet, featuring:
Aris Papadopoulos – piano
George Stavroulakis –  Guitar
Xrisostomos Boukalis – Double bass
Nikos Sidirokastritis – Drums

Xrisostomos Boukalis

Nikos Sidirokastritis

Sorry to miss Aggelos Gabriil Trio.

Most of you, my readers, know that I travel… I travel as much as I can. The last years less, but again, as much as I can. This Sunday (30th of April) I did a different trip, into the world of some excellent Greek jazz musicians.
So refreshing, so brain-cleaning. Thank you guys!

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