Nominees announced for the 15th National Dance Awards

Marianela Nunez as Tatiana in the Royal Ballet's Onegin

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for the 15th National Dance Awards. The Critics’ Circle is composed of five sections: Music, Theatre, Film, Dance and Visual Arts and Architecture. Its aims are to promote the art of criticism, to uphold its integrity in practice and to support the advancement of the arts. Currently […]

Eleonora Abbagnato talks about becoming Paris’ new étoile


This week, Eleonora Abbagnato became the first Italian étoile at the Paris Opera Ballet for generations. The only other was Carlotta Zambelli who became one of the company’s stars at the end of the 19th century. Quite an achievement for the 34-year-old dancer from Palermo. Valeria Crippa of the Corriere della Sera spoke to her. […]

Mikhail Baryshnikov on boycotts, ballet, ‘Black Swan’, Studio 54, ‘Sex and the City’, contemporary dance and being a sex symbol


As “In Paris” arrives in Tel Aviv for nine performances,  Mikhail Baryshnikov talked to Elad Samorzik of Haaretz: On age and repertoire “Listen, I am 63 years-old. It depends what you’re dancing. The piece we did with Anna Laguna we played ourselves, our age. We are not dancing ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ You know, pas de deux. […]