New York Stars Ballet Gala in Rome, 8 March

Other Dances with Ashley Bouder and Joaquin De Luz - photo by Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Ashley Bouder, Joaquin De Luz, Amar Ramasar and Andrew Veyette are joined by company dancers Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Spartak Hoxha, Alexa Maxwell and Indiana Woodward for a Gala performance in Rome.On 8 March in the Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome’s modern arts complex, the Auditorium Parco della Musica, these dancers will show off … [Read more...]

Royal Ballet announces new details about its new Hofesh Shechter ballet

Sarah Lamb and Artists of The Royal Ballet in Song of The Earth - photo ROH, Johan Persson

The new ballet by Hofesh Shechter for The Royal Ballet, which can be seen from 27 March until 14 April with Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, still has no title, but it will feature the entire company. Shechter, who is renowned for his unique style of contemporary dance, is creating his first ever work on a classical company.The Royal … [Read more...]

Les Étoiles in Rome: Zakharova, Nuñez, Lopatin, Soares…

Svetlana Zakharova in Revelation

A good old-fashioned ballet gala: Nutcracker, Don Q, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire… it’s sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Daniele Cipriani’s Les Étoiles injected the audience in Rome with a generous dose of positive energy administered by some of the world’s best dancers.It wasn't all cherries. Silvia Azzoni and Oleksandr Ryabko danced Hamburg Ballet repertoire with John … [Read more...]

Royal Ballet Onegin casting 2015: débuts for Osipova, Golding and Muntagirov

Sarah Lamb as Tatiana in Onegin - ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2013

John Cranko's masterpiece, Onegin, returns to the Royal Opera House at the end of this month. Created for the Stuttgart Ballet in 1965, the Royal Ballet first performed this production in 2001 and have since made it a staple of the repertory.The upcoming performances feature role débuts from Principal dancer Natalia Osipova and First Soloist Itziar Mendizabal as Tatiana and … [Read more...]

Zakharova, Nuñez, Lopatin, Soares… starry lineup for Rome Gala

Thiago Soares as Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odette - ©ROH, Alice Pennefather, 2012

Christmas, New Year and then the Epiphany - the day of the Befana, a sort of female Santa Claus who delivers presents to Italian children for the Twelfth day of Christmas - and Daniele Cipriani Entertainment now adds another date to this feast of abundance with a dance gala full of plums!The 10th and 11th January in Rome will see Svetlana Zakharova, Marianela Nuñez, … [Read more...]