Dame Darcey Bussell talks about loves and dislikes from Astaire to Jane Fonda, from Chorus Line to Romeo & Juliet, from dyslexia to diamond earrings.
Next week will see the sixth and final week of programming of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season.
On Tuesday 26 May at 8pm EDT, NYCB will release George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations with Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette.
Rome Opera has cancelled the open-air season of opera, ballet and concerts at the Caracalla Baths.
Events affected are the 12 concerts by Claudio Baglioni in June called “12 Notes”, a concert by Andrea Bocelli, two evenings with Roberto Bolle and Friends, a concert with David Garrett and the entire season from Rome Opera and Rome Opera Ballet.
New York City Ballet has already arrived at the fifth week of programming of their six-week digital spring season.
On Tuesday 19 May at 8pm EDT, NYCB will release George Balanchine’s Diamonds, with Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen.
On Friday 22 May there will be two works by choreographer
May 2020 was to have been a special month for the American Ballet Theatre – the time to celebrate its 80th anniversary.
American Ballet Theatre – known as Ballet Theatre from 1939 until 1957 – was founded in 1939 by Lucia Chase and Richard Pleasant and its first performance was on 11 January 1940.
Chase was its director, together with Oliver Smith, from 1945 to 1980. Mikhail Baryshnikov took over until 1989. Smith returned with Jane Hermann from 1990 to 1992, when Kevin McKenzie took over as artistic director, a position her still holds.
ABT will present American Ballet Theatre: Together Tonight, a virtual celebration in support of the ABT Crisis Relief Fund on its YouTube Channel…
Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative with the tech giant working alongside cultural institutions and artists around the world to bring some of the world’s art and culture online so that it can be accessible to anyone, anywhere.
La Scala Opera House has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to bring online the largest opera house archive, with images from operas, ballets and concerts, with designs, and scores. Thanks to Google’s Street View – which usually helps you to spy on the new house your friend has bought or find your way around a city centre to find a particular pub – you can wander around La Scala’s auditorium, foyers, stage and corridors.
Life is challenging, but Dancing Times soldiers on, as it has done for 110 years, more than any other dance publication. In all that time, even during world wars, it has never missed publishing an issue, and the coronavirus isn’t about to stop it in its tracks.
Gramilano’s Danza in Italia column was lucky in that it is bi-monthly, and as such still had some shows to review.
The fourth week of programming of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season has been announced.
On Tuesday 12 May at 8 pm EDT, NYCB will release a programme of Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and “Spring” from The Four Seasons, and excerpts from George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, and Western Symphony.
On Friday 15 May the company will make available Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations.
On 14 March 2020, The Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Lauren Cuthbertson was dancing Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. A rare honour. She was dancing with former Royal Ballet dancer and Mariinsky principal dancer Xander Parish and cheered on by her mother, her boyfriend and his parents. Two days later, they were returning to London on the Gatwick Express when a message arrived: Royal Ballet classes, rehearsals and performances were suspended with immediate effect because of the spread of the coronavirus.
I’d heard from friends in Europe and America that things were shutting down, so I knew what was coming. So we drove out of London, and now I’m in the countryside with my boyfriend and his parents. I’m lucky to have a garden – if I were in London, it would be a very different story.
A short compilation of clips from the first act of the little known ballet by Jules Massenet: La Cigale. The video was recorded in the Teatro Comunale in Treviso in 1988 and features Carla Fracci and Paul Chalmer.