Ballet School

April 21, 2015
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Ballet School straps on pointe shoes to go on tour with its brand of emotive 80’s pop-rock. The Berlin-based trio just kicked it up a notch by tempting the sonically inclined with a cover of Madonna’s “Justify My Love” featuring front-woman Rosie Blair belting the lyrics to Beyonce’s “Partition.” Another mash-up you say?

Ballet School isn’t the first band to fuse 80’s and 90’s genre hits; it is, however, the first to blend these tracks in a way that cools the skin while firing up the soul. For the uninitiated, the track is a nice warm up to last year’s acclaimed full-length albumThe Dew Lasts An Hour, which features glistening guitars and keyboards with plenty of effects that swirl and billow while singer Rosie Blair sings her heart out. If listening to Ballet School brings back memories of Molly Ringwald, Kate Bush, or Flashdance moves, it’s probably because the band is on Bella Union, an indie label run by Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde.

The band plies its way to Vancouver’s Media Club with co-headliners, Montreal-based ambient pop band Seoul, on May 5th. In the meantime, load The Dew Lasts An Hour into your music device and demi-pointe away into the soundscape.

Seoul / Ballet School
May 5 2015 @ 8:00PM | The Media Club | Vancouver
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Handy Ballet Terms
plié
[plee-YAY] The most commonly known exercise in ballet. Keeping both feet flat on the floor at all times, bend your knees outward with your back held straight.
releve
[ruh-leh-VAY’] Literally, to rise. Start with feet together, keep knees straight, and lift the heels high enough so all of your body weight is on the balls of the feet (not the tips of your toes).
demi-pointe
[de-MEE-point] Being on demi-pointe is like being on tip-toe. Keep the ball of your foot in contact with the floor, so that it is supporting the weight of your body.

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