Interview with Yasmine Naghdi as she dances in the world premiere of Alastair Marriott’s The Unknown Soldier - with photos by Dasa WhartonI last interviewed Yasmine Naghdi in September of 2015 when she and Matthew Ball were preparing to dance Romeo and Juliet together. They were dancing the roles for the first time — she was a Soloist and he a First Artist.Time passes … [Read more...] about Interview: For The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi it’s “Ready, Steady, Go”!
Q&AWhen did you start dancing? I started dancing at the age of 3 at my mothers dancing schoolWhy did you start dancing? My mother wanted to give me as many opportunities in life to see what passions I grew for myself, and also what I was talented at. Dance was just one of many, but obviously it was also so we could have more time together.Which dancer inspired you … [Read more...] about Laurretta Summerscales answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet is a new book to celebrate Carlos Acosta’s 17 year career with The Royal Ballet from 1998 – 2015.The book, which captures some of his greatest performances as well as intimate behind-the-scenes moments, is published by Oberon Books and will be released in November 2015. It contains over 150 images of Acosta on stage and in rehearsal … [Read more...] about Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet: celebrating 17 years
The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season opens this September with the return of Kenneth MacMillan’s landmark Romeo and Juliet, celebrating 50 years since its première at the Royal Opera House in 1965. It will be relayed live to cinemas on Tuesday 22 September 2015.Originally created on Lynn Seymour and Christopher Gable, it was, of course, Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev who … [Read more...] about 50th Anniversary of MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
The En Avant Foundation will present specialised coaching master classes for advanced pre-professional and professional dancers in San Francisco and in New York in April 2015. The Foundation's inaugural event last June in New York was a resounding success and En Avant's Artistic Director Cynthia Harvey and her team are continuing to aim high.Isabelle Guérin, former Étoile … [Read more...] about En Avant’s next ballet projects include a special encounter with Marcelo Gomes