Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alina Cojocaru - The Good Fairy of the Ballet World

I first heard about Alina Cojocaru from a Japanese friend of mine in the UK, who had booked a ticket to see Alina perform at the Royal Opera House in London, in the famous Giselle. I can never forget the excitement and the light in my friend's eyes at the thought that she was about the take part in one of the greatest performances ever.
Despite the fact that she has recovered from a harsh accident during rehearsals, Alina works from 9am to 7pm every day and is known to history for being the "Royal Ballet's youngest principal dancers at the age of 19", according to the BBC. And despite the fact that her shoe size is only 34.5, her feet work miracles on stage!
Currently, Alina is touring the world in order to enchant audiences everywhere...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Neagu Djuvara: Nobility and Spirit

Is there room for an authentic Nobleman in our postmodern world?
By all means, there is!
Mr. Neagu Djuvara gives us all the chance to admire and be inspired by his most exquisite presence, while making us feel both humble and privileged.
The French Embassy in Bucharest officially recognized him as Officier des Arts et des Lettres, regarding him as "a citizen of the world", with moral and physical elegance, high vision and spirit, bravery in good times and hardships.
Mr Djuvara's books ("A Short History of the Romanians as Told to Youngsters", "The Birth of the Romanian People", "From Vlad, the Impaler to Dracula, the Vampire", etc) will forever continue to fascinate young and elderly people alike.