En Avant is a "New Non-Profit Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching, Mentoring and the Awarding of Scholarships". The Foundation is new, but what is it offering that's new? After all the world is full of dance master classes, workshops and scholarships. En Avant is different because it aims to put all these together to provide a set of tools to help younger dancers with … [Read more...] about En Avant with quality, integrity, musicality and artistic meaning in classical ballet
Bodies Never Lie, "A blog about dance in New York", has started an intriguing new series of posts, kicking off with Eating George Balanchine: The First Installment of the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series. Here is how blogger Ryan Wenzel introduces his superb idea: As both a balletomane and a bibliophile, I had little choice but to purchase The Ballet Cook Book, by former … [Read more...] about Bodies Never Lie introduces the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series, starting with Mr B.
Miami City Ballet is being split by controversy over founder and artistic director Edward Villella’s earlier-than-expected retirement, announced last September in a way that shocked company members and the dance world - says The Miami Herald. However, some board members, major donors and dancers are questioning the decision and contend he was forced out at the apex of his … [Read more...] about Edward Villella’s ‘forced’ retirement from Miami City Ballet leaves donors and dancers distressed
Edward Villella, the founder and director of Miami City Ballet, will be leaving the company he has built into one of South Florida’s leading artistic institutions and one of the nation’s top dance companies. Ron Esserman, Interim President of Miami City Ballet's Board of Trustees announced that Edward Villella, the company's founding and current Artistic Director, will be … [Read more...] about Edward Villella to retire from Miami City Ballet
The man creating a new dance for Miami City Ballet’s next season is a 24-year-old dancer with London’s Royal Ballet who’s being touted as one of the form’s most promising choreographic talents. And the creative collaboration came about through an ungraceful but fortuitous meeting, as MCB director Edward Villella, visiting the Royal during a vacation in London, and Liam Scarlett … [Read more...] about Royal Ballet’s 24-year-old Liam Scarlett will create a new work for Miami City Ballet