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.
On Tuesday 5 May at 8pm (EDT), New York City Ballet will release George Balanchine’s Rubies, led by Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia, and Mira Nadon.
On Friday 8 May at 8pm (EDT), NYCB will release Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, featuring Sara Mearns, Tyler Angle, Ashley Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia, and Joaquin De Luz, and set to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Alexei Ratmansky’s new full-length work, Of Love and Rage, will be a co-production between the National Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Of Love and Rage is based on Callirhoe, one of the earliest novels ever written, set in ancient Greece. The epic tale tells the story of legendary beauty Callirhoe and her lover Chaereus and the daunting obstacles […]
Karen Kain will retire as Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada in January 2021 and will be named Artistic Director Emeritus. She has been the company’s Artistic Director since 2005. Toronto Life once said, Under the reign of Karen Kain, The National Ballet of Canada has flowered into one of the most thrilling […]
Giselle is one of La Scala Ballet’s international calling cards. Together with Nureyev’s Don Quixote, this production has been seen all over the world, and rightly so. The company dances it beautifully, and its staging by Yvette Chauviré (based, of course, on the Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot choreography) would be difficult to better. It is clearly told, the story points being so carefully prepared that focus is […]
Three years ago, Jacopo Tissi left La Scala to join the Bolshoi Company in Moscow. Makhar Vaziev, the Company’s current director, was previously the director at La Scala and had seen Tissi’s work. It was Vaziev (on having to find a substitute for Sergei Polunin, who was himself a substitute for David Hallberg), who chose […]
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, has announced that Greta Hodgkinson will retire as Principal Dancer in 2020 after a career that spans 30 years. She will dance the title role in Giselle and appear in Petite Mort in November as well as The Nutcracker in December. Her final performance as […]
The latest issue of Dancing Times is out tomorrow. In September’s issue, I cover Wayne McGregor’s “amazing” Woolf Works at La Scala with Alessandra Ferri giving a “frighteningly intense” performance alongside an excellent cast from La Scala Ballet including “powerful and touching” performances from Timofej Andrijashenko as Septimus and Claudio Coviello as Evans, and Gioacchino […]
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