Soul searching

by Henrik on April 11, 2012

If you are a regular reader of Tights and Tiaras (and know that i love you!), you have probably noticed it is has been quiet around here for a while now. I know I’m letting you guys down, and I’m sorry. The list of reasons is long. I promise, I won’t rant, I won’t excuse [...]


Review: Dance Gazette 1/2012

by Henrik on February 22, 2012

This week, I received the first Dance Gazette magazine of 2012 in the mail, and finally I had the same feeling as when I got their Black Swan issue last year: Yes! The exquisite cover is showing photos of the gorgeous Céline Gittens of the Birmingham Royal Ballet in several different poses and costumes, and [...]


Interview feature

by Henrik February 11, 2012

Just wanted to let you know I am featured in an interview over at Ballet! Check it out!

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T & T Reader: Emilie Tendon from Prix de Lausanne

by Henrik February 2, 2012

Ok, I’m going to do another reader feature now straight away, although it’s been just a couple of weeks since the first one. You see, the timing for featuring Emilie Tendon (how cool a name is that for someone in dance?! Tendon! Yeah!) is just perfect. She is the person in charge of organizing the [...]

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T & T reader: Mary Hu

by Henrik January 18, 2012

So, Tights and Tiaras is two years old! Hurrah! Thinking of all the stuff thats happened here on the site since I started it, I realized an important fact in the “history” of Tights and Tiaras: Everything is driven by you, dear readers. You give me ideas, you put me on the spot, make me [...]

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Dating a dancer, a chat with Rebecca from Miami City Ballet, author of TUAPT.

by Henrik January 14, 2012
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Remember the posts on “dating dancers” here on Tights and Tiaras? Well, it made quite the fuzz when I published it – it seems, dancers romantic lives are something you are all quite interested in, aren’t you?! You gossipy little bunch But it’s true, dancers romantic lives are somewhat different from “civil people’s,” as I [...]

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2012 so far sucks! Big time!

by Henrik January 9, 2012

I was sitting in my couch today, as I have done a lot recently, reading the always entertaining Dave Tries Ballet’s latest blogpost about his achievements in the first week of 2012. Since Dave is all “yay, pirouettes and performances and stuff”, I figured I’d level things out a bit with a similar post of [...]

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Merry Christmas

by Henrik December 24, 2011

Dear readers, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, regardless if you celebrate it or not – I wish you peace, love and happiness, the whole idea behind christmas for me (I’m not a religious person). Enjoy the people around you, take care of each other and be healthy. Peace! H

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Jock Soto’s “Every step you take” Review

by Henrik December 5, 2011

Jock Soto is a remarkable man, with a remarkable story. He was an acclaimed ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet, one of the worlds most famous companies. But as I turn the pages in his memoir Every step you take (written with Leslie Marshall), it is not the dancer Jock Soto he presents [...]

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Lets talk about choreography

by Henrik November 21, 2011
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Choreography is the art of making dances, be that classical variations, modern pieces or contemporary performances. That said, I believe choreography is more than just combining movements. To make a truly great choreography, theres got to be something more behind it than just fancy moves – there’s got to be substance. Not necessarily a story, [...]

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The importance of not assuming

by Henrik October 21, 2011
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Hi there, dear readers. Today I’d like to share a quite personal story with you. I was born with a severe hip displacement, a rotation in the femur-bone in both legs, causing my knees and ankles to face severely inwards towards each other. As I grew older, the angle of my feet and legs were [...]

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Guest post: featuring Ailey-dancer Kirven James Boyd

by Henrik October 13, 2011
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Hi Guys! The following post is written by the Alvin Ailey  American Dance Company, featuring their own dancer Kirven James Boyd. Enjoy! The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ..was founded by Alvin Ailey himself who received his training from Lester Horton and pursued dance with the Ballet of Monte Carlo and the Katherine Dunham dance [...]

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