This past week, we’ve had the adrenaline-pumped pleasure of dancing Harald Landers’ Études, among two other pieces in Boston Ballet’s Spring program, entitled Pricked. A 50 minute, power-packed ballet that follows the progression of a dancer’s day, Études references rudimentary barre exercises and romantic nods to classical excerpts, culminating in a tour-de-force finalé…accentuated with dramatic lighting and the dynamic effects of black and white tutus…

The energy exchange that happens during this ballet (both onstage and off) is such a beautiful thing to witness…palpable encouragement and support, shared stamina and mutual fatigue. I first danced this with the Royal Danish Ballet about three years ago…(see here) and not an ounce of awe has been lost in the meantime.

The lovely Smita of Hogger & Co. was kind enough to share some photographs she captured here on Tutus & Tea.. Head over to her blog for more!

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...and a little throwback to Boston Ballet's 1988 performance of Etudes. (photo credit: Boston Ballet Archives)

…and a little throwback to Boston Ballet’s 1988 performance of Etudes. (photo credit: Boston Ballet Archives)

…and now a day of rest… I would also like to wish the Happiest Mother’s Day to all of the incredible Mothers out there…we would not be who we are without your love, guidance, protection and strength…

Timeless Treasures ~ p.e.