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They’re bringing ballet to the capital’s landmarks.

With your help.

Filmmaker Howard Jones writes:

Myself and professional ballerina Zoe Ashe-Browne are in our last week of crowdfunding for a short film we are making. The film combines narrative ballet, an original soundtrack composed by Cloud Castle Lake and the City of Dublin. Our visual love letter to Dublin city, has only TWO days left to reach it’s fundit target.

We’ve gotten so far, with so much support, now we need to get it over the line. I thought maybe some if your readers would have enough interest in the project to help us out.

Save Poolbeg.

Ballet Átha Cliath (Fundit)


Minister for Health and prima ballerina Leo Varadkar pictured earlier launching a new HSE website with information on common ailments such as a cold, flu and tummy bugs.

It’s not a caption competition unless you say so…



That’s no adagio.

Dancers Angela Revie (Black Swan) and Ryoko Yagyu from Osaka, Japan (White Swan) who will perform in Ballet Ireland’s ‘Swan Lake’ – touring Ireland from October 24-December 21 with a stop in the Gaiety Theatre (November 2-24) – at Ballet Ireland HQ Dublin today.

*heads to barre*

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

18-inch high ‘Lady Pointes’ custom-made for the singer by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana and worn in the video for Marry the Night.

Currently on show at the ‘Shoe Obesssion’ Exhibition at the New York Fashion Institute Of Technology.

Sadly, herself won’t be wearing anything like this for some time.


Dubliner Juliet Casey (above) writes:

I have been training in classical ballet since I was three years old and have been a member of the Irish National Youth Ballet Company since I was 12. I am now 17 and have been accepted after a difficult audition process to the Northern Ballet School in Manchester. However, the fees are STG£11,310 and I have to raise this money before the beginning of term (September 2012) or I will not be able to take up my place. If anyone is interested there will be a fund-raising “Evening of Classical Music” at 7pm on Friday [August 31] in Kimmage Manor, Whitehall Road, Dublin 12. Thank you.


Thanks Joe Casey

Dream Of Being A Dancer In The Balance (Alison Healy, Irish Times, August 23)