Dark Side of Ballet - Halloween Special

Everything needs light and shade, including ballet !
Dark characters add depth to a show, here are my favourites.

Royal Ballet Corps de Ballet

Royal Ballet Corps de Ballet

Willis - Giselle. They come up from the graves and make men dance to their deaths.

Natalia Osipova and Gary Avis

Natalia Osipova and Gary Avis

Odile - Swan Lake. The bad girl of ballet. I think we would be buddies.

Gary Avis

Gary Avis

Koschei - The Firebird. Not quite looking the picture of health!

Itziar Mendizabal

Itziar Mendizabal

The Queen of hearts - Alice Adventures in Wonderland. Physcotic, neurotic, with a habit to cut ones head off. Not your girl next door type.

Natalia Osipova and Thiago Soares

Natalia Osipova and Thiago Soares

Anastasia and Rasputin - Anastasia. The last act is set in a mental asylum, it’s haunting and leaves you feeling cold.

Steven Mcrae

Steven Mcrae

The Creature - Frankenstein. He likes to kill not quite knowing it’s not the done thing to do.

Edward Watson

Edward Watson

Rudolph - Mayerling. I think one of the best roles for a male dancer to perform. A gritty and complex character based on real life events. A role to get your teeth into. I would love to do this role !

Genesia Rosato

Genesia Rosato

Carabosse - The Sleeping Beauty. The wicked fairy who ruins Auroras sweet 16 birthday party !

Gary Avis in 3 different productions

Gary Avis in 3 different productions

Von Rothbart - Swan Lake. Manipulative cunning and down right nasty.

Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov

Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov

Albrecht - Giselle. He’s not a nice guy ! He lied to Giselle he had another woman, didn’t tell her he was a prince, I know he gets pretty upset in act 2 because HE broke her heart, but I don’t buy it.

Nicol Edmonds

Nicol Edmonds

King Rat - The Nutcracker. As nasty as it gets from this ballet, personally though I think he’s misunderstood, he was self protecting, no ?!

Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb

Raven Girl - Raven Girl. Half Raven half girl, it’s a creepy story and super gothic.

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Thank you to Amanda, my favourite goth, for the inspiration for this blog !!! 🖤

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