In addition to the Roberto Bolle & Friends dates in New York and Shanghai, a new group of friends will join him for his Italian leg of the tour. Roberto Bolle & Friends from the American Ballet Theatre will be at the Politeama Rossetti in Trieste on 19 July; at Rome's Caracalla Baths on 21-22 July; at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa on 24 July, and finishing at … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle and Friends from ABT on tour in Italy
While American Ballet Theatre Dancer Daniil Simkin was in Taipei City in Taiwan for an international ballet gala, the Taipei Times took the opportunity to ask him a few questions: You come from a dance family, but I have heard you had a rather unconventional upbringing, in terms of schooling for a dancer. Daniil Simkin: Yes, both of my parents were dancers and both of … [Read more...] about An interview with Daniil Simkin
On August 11 and 12 of this years dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Paris National Opera, New York City Ballet, Bejart Ballet Loussane, Staatts Ballet Berlin, the National Contemporary Dance Company and Ballet of Teatro Colon gathered on stage at the Teatro Coliseo of Buenos Aires. The First International Ballet Gala featured some of the best … [Read more...] about Excerpts of the Buenos Aires Ballet Gala 2011 on YouTube with Mathilde Froustey, Mathias Heymann, Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Daniil Simkin
While all balletomanes wanted to be at the American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake last night to see Jose Manuel Carreño farewell, there was an extraordinary good 'next best things' in Twitter. From both sides of the curtain Twitterers were letting everyone share in the emotion of saying goodbye to a great artist. And the photographers are... from left, ABT's Daniil … [Read more...] about Carreño says goodbye – and with Twitter we were all there: here are the comments and photos
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 rooms and sharing in the interval gossip. Making them human? Well, I don't think anyone has doubted that during recent years. In the fifties and sixties ballet dancers, ballerinas … [Read more...] about Twitter is making ballet dancers human?
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 dancers, creative by nature, are often clicking away and sometimes the results are shared. Now boys love toys, so most of the tweet-pics are from male dancers. In fact most ballet … [Read more...] about Ballet Twitter pics