2019/20 Season: Karen Kain’s 50th AnniversaryNew Swan Lake by Karen KainThree World Premieres and Three Company PremieresTour to Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.New Choreographic AssociateKaren Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, has announced that she will direct and stage a new Swan Lake for the 2019/20 season in celebration of her 50th … [Read more...] about Karen Kain’s 50th Anniversary at National Ballet of Canada
Thiago Soares becomes Royal Ballet guest Principal for the 2019/20 SeasonAfter 16 years with The Royal Ballet, Thiago Soares has decided to make this Season his last as a Principal dancer with the Comapny in order to focus on new projects in dance and the performing arts. He will return as a guest Principal in the 2019/20 Season.Soares said,I’m so grateful to The Royal … [Read more...] about After 16 years, Thiago Soares leaves as Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet
Ballets by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett share the stage in this mixed programme with music by Messager and Poulenc.The Two Pigeons18 January—13 February 2019"Young love triumphs over misunderstandings and mistakes in Frederick Ashton's nostalgic and humorous ballet."PerformersA Young Girl - Lauren … [Read more...] about Photo album: First photos of The Royal Ballet opening night of Asphodel Meadows and The Two Pigeons
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”!
Here are the first photos from the dress rehearsal of tonight's opening cast at The Royal Opera House of Natalia Makarova's La Bayadère.Solor is danced by Vadim Muntagirov, Gamzatti by Natalia Osipova, and Marianela Nuñez is Nikiya. This is also the cast that will be dancing when the ballet is transmitted live in cinemas on 13 November 2018.An iconic 19th-century Russian … [Read more...] about Photo Album: La Bayadère with The Royal Ballet – first night with Nuñez, Osipova and Muntagirov