Ballet Papier is a decorative arts brand created by artist María (Berenice) La Placa.
As a creative collaborator, my words (and occasionally my image) are featured in Ballet Papier products.
Ballet Papier: Ballet Étoiles notebooks (12 different characters)
The Ballet Papier Ballet Étoiles collection is inspired by the characters featured in the classic narrative ballets.
This collection is your opportunity to meet Ballet Papier’s Ballet Étoiles – a cast of charming characters whose stories I was invited to write…
The Ballet Étoiles:
Ambar (co-creator of Ballet Papier); Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty); Coppélia;
Esmeralda; Gamzatti (La Bayadère); Giselle;
Kitri; Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty); Odette (Swan Lake);
Odile (Swan Lake); Raymonda; Stella (a young ballet apprentice).
Ballet Papier: Balanchine’s Jewels notebook
The Ballet Papier Jewels collection was created in celebration of choreographer George Balanchine‘s sparkling production, 50 years since the ballet was premiered.
This notebook features facts about the ballet.
Ballet Papier: Anna Pavlova notebook
The Ballet Papier Pavlova collection is inspired by the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova.
This notebook features biographical information and fascinating facts about Pavlova.
Ballet Papier: The Red Shoes notebook
The Ballet Papier The Red Shoes collection is inspired by the iconic film.
The notebook features my plot summary and extracts from my review of Matthew Bourne’s production.
Ballet Papier: The Nutcracker collection
The Ballet Papier Nutcracker collection features an illustration of me as the Dew Drop Fairy, starring in the Ballet Papier Company‘s paper dolls production of The Nutcracker.
Although these mugs and mini notebooks do not showcase my writing, I assisted with the on-screen words which help to guide viewers through the Ballet Papier movie.
As a dancer and creative person, I very much admire and appreciate Georgina Butler’s talent for writing.
She is able to transport you to each of the shows she reviews through her words. I’ve enjoyed so much many dance pieces I haven’t seen yet by imagining them through her writing.
I feel very pleased to say she’s an invaluable part of the Ballet Papier team.
Co-Creator and General Manager, Ballet Papier
Georgina Butler is a talented writer who has perfectly combined her two passions: dancing and writing.
She is able to make you feel part of the dance world, even if you’re not a dancer!
Her writing is meticulous yet at the same time fresh, since she has a great sense of humour! That’s why I feel very comfortable to combine my art with her words.
Berenice La Placa
Creator and Art Director, Ballet Papier
*Featured videos are by Ballet Papier Japan (Lily Sayuri) and Ballet Papier.