On 8 July at the Nervi Music Ballet Festival 2021, a new programme of music and dance called Stravinsky’s Love will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death*. The celebrated Russian … [Read more...] about Stravinsky celebrated in music and dance at Nervi, Ravenna and Rome festivals
New York City Ballet has announced that filmmaker Sofia Coppola will direct a film for the Company’s current digital season, which will premiere at NYCB’s 2021 Spring Gala – the Company’s first-ever … [Read more...] about Sofia Coppola to direct a film featuring New York City Ballet dancers
On Tuesday 29 September at 8pm EDT, New York City Ballet will release an all-Balanchine programme of Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, with … [Read more...] about NYC Ballet Digital Season Weeks One and Two starts 29 September
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 … [Read more...] about Week 6 of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season
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. Part of Jewels, considered the first … [Read more...] about Week 3 of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season.
The American Cancer Society – Our Mission is to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer! – is staging its 7th Annual Dance Against Cancer. Erin Fogarty Bittner, … [Read more...] about New York dancers come together for the 7th Annual Dance Against Cancer plus special all-male event
I have been visiting Italy for the last 25 years and it has been my home for most of that time. For a quarter of a century I have been hearing about a production of the Nutcracker which was very … [Read more...] about Amodio and Luzzati’s worthy Nutcracker on tour in Italy
There is a rare opportunity to see Amedeo Amodio and Emanuele Luzzati's glorious Nutcracker which has been dusted down and is ready to conqueror Italian ballet-goers once again. The famous … [Read more...] about Nutcracker in Milan – Bouder and Macario open tomorrow night
One of the most charming and winning productions of The Nutcracker seen in Italy during the last fifty years, was created for the relatively small company AterBalletto. The company is now known as a … [Read more...] about Amodio and Luzzati’s Nutcracker and Coppélia once again go on tour
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 … [Read more...] about New York Stars Ballet Gala in Rome, 8 March
The title may make serious fans of ballet balk: Gran Gala Il Cigno Nero - Black Swan Gala. If Daniele Cipriani, the producer, wants to cash in on some of the publicity from the Darren Aronofsky film … [Read more...] about Black Swan Gala with Bouder, de Luz and Picone, tours Italy
Just over a year ago the New York Times ran an article about Twittering ballet dancers. From London to San Francisco, Moscow to Sydney, we're hearing about muscles and meals, seeing snaps of dressing … [Read more...] about Twitter is making ballet dancers human?
Everyone has bad hair days, but just consider the plight of the ballerina: her locks are teased, sprayed and shellacked into submission. For dancers split ends or an unruly cowlick are first-world … [Read more...] about Bob-cut Ballerinas
Smartphone photos linked onto a tweet are a great way to let Twitter followers get a glimpse of where you are and what you're up to. Everyone's at it from Hollywood stars to football louts. Ballet … [Read more...] about Ballet Twitter pics