Ballet Videos To Watch for Inspiration

18 March 2021

Here're some ballet videos for you to watch to inspire you to further your technique and artistry.

Videos for the gentlemen:

1️⃣ Kimin Kim
Sissonne Double from 0:17 onwards where he does it with closed legs.
Grand Jete soaring from 47:31 onwards.

2️⃣ Tetsuya Kumakawa
Fouette Attitude en l'air from 1:15 onwards

3️⃣ Daniil Simkin
Watch his Spotting!!
Grand Pirouette with 360 spotting
540/revoltade manege
Nutcracker coda
How he does it

Videos for the ladies:

1️⃣ Uliana Lopatkina
Dying Swan Port de Bras
Dying Swan Performance

2️⃣ Natalia Osipova
Amazing Leaps

3️⃣ Natalia Makarova & Anthony Dowell
White Swan adagio, 1980
(from 45:03 onwards)

4️⃣ Alicia Markova
Amazing Pique Arabesque in Giselle, 1951
(from 10:20 onwards)

5️⃣ Eva Evdokimova
Soft and Floating Sissonne Fermee in La Sylphide, 1979
(from 07:21 onwards)

6️⃣ Maia Makhateli
Amazing Balance en Pointe in Don Quixote Pas de Deux with Daniil Simkin, 2022
(from 01:45 onwards)

7️⃣ Dulcinea Variation (Don Quixote)
Svetlana Zakharova, Marianela Nunez, Natalia Osipova
7 ballerinas for comparison
Ye Feifei - Hong Kong Ballet

8️⃣ Swan Lake Act 2 Odette variation
6 ballerinas for comparison

9️⃣ Black Swan / Odile Variation
Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Marianela Nunez

Technical Brilliance:

1️⃣ Tamara Rojo and Steven McRae in Raymonda.
Her pointe control and alignment: even though she falls off pointe, she continues her pirouette.
His triple tours en l'air, sharp spotting of head and fast technique.
Raymonda - Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae