Through white and blue

Under the Acropolis, the ballet dancer reveals through the traditional Greek landscape.

Model: Emily Downs

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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

Pain and reward

Some say “You’ve never felt pain until you’ve walked in a dancer’s shoes“. I am not sure but all I can say is that ballet dancers live in a different state of harmony through their pain. The old door at the small Athens’s old center, seems to host the dancer perfectly…

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

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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

Perfection in the air

It is so impressive what the human body can do…

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

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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

A dancer at your door

Is there a dancer at your door?

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

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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

Dancing in the sky

Emily flying in the Athenian sky, over the Lykabettus hill, in grace!

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

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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

Precision

Dancers are looking for absolute precision…

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

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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

 

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

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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