The Philip Glass triple bill at Rome Opera Ballet showed off three very different choreographic styles to one composer’s music. Glass has a way of seducing the listener into his world —his music is guileful and hypnotising. The mainly minimalist component to his music results in there being a stronger connection with Vivaldi or Bach than Wagner or Strauss, so it is not … [Read more...] about Rome Opera Ballet’s Philip Glass triple bill thrills
Rome Opera Ballet presents a Philip Glass Evening, which opens 29 March 2019, and features a new work with the company’s director, Eleonora Abbagnato, and guest artist Friedemann Vogel.The programme offers Benjamin Millepied’s Hearts and Arrows, Jerome Robbins’s Glass Pieces, and Nuit Blanche, a new piece by Sébastien Bertaud with designs by Christian Dior Couture. Abbagnato … [Read more...] about Rome Opera Ballet presents a Philip Glass Evening featuring a new work with Eleonora Abbagnato and Friedemann Vogel
The first edition of the Awards handed out by the dance magazine BALLET2000 were in 2004 when Maya Plisetskaya was presented with the main Prix for her career and during which she danced Ave Maya created for her by Maurice Béjart. Fittingly, the Awards Gala this year was dedicated to the memory of the great Russian ballerina who died last year, and three special ‘Maya’ Awards – … [Read more...] about BALLET2000 Prix presents Maya Plisetskaya Awards in Cannes
In a week's time, the BALLET2000 Prix will host its annual event in Cannes, this year dedicated to the memory of Maya Plisetskaya.When the prize was launched, in 2004, then known as Les Étoiles de BALLET2000, the first Lifetime Achievement Award went to Plisetskaya. The 79-year-old not only collected her prize, but danced too: the Ave Maya solo created for her by Maurice … [Read more...] about BALLET2000 Prix dedicates Cannes gala to Maya Plisetskaya
According to a report online in Paris Match, Benjamin Millepied is on the verge of leaving the Paris Opera Ballet. He took up the position as head of one of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies just over a year ago, saying that he would shake it up a little, bringing also a little Hollywood glamour with his actress wife, Natalie Portman.His arrival was controversial … [Read more...] about Benjamin Millepied to leave Paris Opera Ballet… Is La Scala the new POB?