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Apr 30, 2014 / 100 notes
Ingrid Bugge (b. 1968, Denmark) ”The Essence Of Ballet” 2012-2014
from “La Bayadére” 2012
“The human body, its movements, its stories, its intimacy, and its honesty. These are my artistic passions”
I am an fine art photographer from Denmark, Copenhagen. 
I have been working for the Danish Royal Ballet for nearly 2 years and the 3rd of May my solo exhibition at ArtCenter Silkeborg Bad in Denmark will open.  
The 7th of may my artbook with the artworks and an iBook about the creation of the project will be released. 
. Ingrid Bugge

You can see a sample of my artworks in this video: 
https://vimeo.com/91945005

My artbook can is sampled in this video: 
https://vimeo.com/92737020

And this is a video from the multitouch iBook about the process of making the art works: 
https://vimeo.com/90956066

You can see all my photographs on:
http://www.ingridbugge.com/en/
Apr 30, 2014 / 4,273 notes

Ingrid Bugge (b. 1968, Denmark) ”The Essence Of Ballet” 2012-2014

from “La Bayadére” 2012

“The human body, its movements, its stories, its intimacy, and its honesty. These are my artistic passions”

I am an fine art photographer from Denmark, Copenhagen. 

I have been working for the Danish Royal Ballet for nearly 2 years and the 3rd of May my solo exhibition at ArtCenter Silkeborg Bad in Denmark will open.  

The 7th of may my artbook with the artworks and an iBook about the creation of the project will be released. 

. Ingrid Bugge

You can see a sample of my artworks in this video: 

https://vimeo.com/91945005

My artbook can is sampled in this video: 

https://vimeo.com/92737020

And this is a video from the multitouch iBook about the process of making the art works: 

https://vimeo.com/90956066

You can see all my photographs on:

http://www.ingridbugge.com/en/

Jan 28, 2014 / 132 notes

Am I too old to start ballet?

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether such and such age is too late to start ballet. I figured I would tell you my story to give you an idea that while it’s never too late to start ballet, the chances of being able to dance professionally are slimmer the later you start.

As a 4 year old, I took my first ballet lesson and hated it because my mom wasn’t allowed to be in the room with me. I had separation issues so I refused to go back for the next lesson. Then when I was 10, I gave ballet another go. I danced for one summer and decided to pursue ice skating instead because for some reason my ballet teacher said that I couldn’t take both at the same time. Finally, when I was 16, I was watching Center Stage for the first time and fell absolutely head over heels in love with the idea of dancing ballet (again!). I just knew in my heart that I had to finally do it and stick with it.

Thankfully, my friend’s mom was a ballet teacher so I contacted her and asked her the exact same question you have, “I would love to start dancing ballet but I’m 16. Is it too late?”

Her reply to me was “Sweetie, it’s never too late! As long as you promise to work hard and give me your best, I will make you into a ballerina. Be in class next week and we’ll get you started.”

I came to class in my ballet uniform and joined the Foundations Class. I was doing pliés facing the barre and doing little half jetes across the floor with girls almost four years younger than me! The older girls in class gave me funny looks and talked about me behind my back but I didn’t really care. I was finally doing something I should have been doing for years.

After a couple months and months of challenging work, I was promoted to the advanced class and was told to purchase my first pair of pointe shoes. It was the peak of my ballet goal, and I had attained it.

Unfortunately, after almost 2 years of dancing, I had to stop because I moved to the US and ballet classes here are not cheap. But, if I was given the opportunity to take classes again and to work hard for those satin shoes, I would in a heart beat.

So for those of you asking if you’re too old for ballet, just remember that as long as you know that you will be passionate about ballet and that you will work your hardest, then you are never too old for it.

Tendus and Jetes,

K

P.S. Do you have a similar story? At what age did you start ballet? Will you go for it and start dancing? Tell us in the comments below!

From stomping musicals to world class ballay and experimental stage productions, London’s theatre scene has it all. Find out more about London’s iconic Theatreland district. Original video by Opera House in Barcelona.
May 4, 2013 / 166 notes

From stomping musicals to world class ballay and experimental stage productions, London’s theatre scene has it all. Find out more about London’s iconic Theatreland district. Original video by Opera House in Barcelona.

Hi there,

I stumbled upon your blog doing a google search about ballet websites. I just finished editing a behind the scenes video (I know it’s not a photo, but maybe still interesting to your readers!!!) of Svetlana Zakharova rehearsing for the Berlin Staatsballet production of “La Bayadère.” I’m trying best to spread the word about this video, and introduce it to as many ballet lovers as possible. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dyxakp2NFA

If you enjoy the video, I would really appreciate it if you could share it with the followers on your blog. I’m hoping they get as inspired watching it as I did shooting and editing the video. Let me know if this is a possibility!

Thank you so much,
Anri Vartanov
Feb 26, 2013 / 206 notes

Hi there,

I stumbled upon your blog doing a google search about ballet websites. I just finished editing a behind the scenes video (I know it’s not a photo, but maybe still interesting to your readers!!!) of Svetlana Zakharova rehearsing for the Berlin Staatsballet production of “La Bayadère.” I’m trying best to spread the word about this video, and introduce it to as many ballet lovers as possible. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dyxakp2NFA

If you enjoy the video, I would really appreciate it if you could share it with the followers on your blog. I’m hoping they get as inspired watching it as I did shooting and editing the video. Let me know if this is a possibility!

Thank you so much,
Anri Vartanov


It isn’t a photo, but I thought you might be interested sharing it with the readers…
Jan 24, 2013 / 40 notes

It isn’t a photo, but I thought you might be interested sharing it with the readers…

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Hey! Just finished a new ballet music video thought you guys might like.  Enjoy: )  http://bit.ly/PVHBgN
Sep 15, 2012 / 30 notes

Hey! Just finished a new ballet music video thought you guys might like.  Enjoy: )  http://bit.ly/PVHBgN