The ticket sales and distribution company London Theatre Direct has announced that it will stop selling tickets to Sergei Polunin’s London Palladium shows. A press release says,London Theatre Direct formally announce today that they will be halting ticket sales for Sergei Polunin's upcoming mixed dance programme at the London Palladium. The decision comes after the … [Read more...] about London Theatre Direct halts ticket sales for Sergei Polunin’s London performances
A full-page article in today’s Corriere della Sera, a major Italian newspaper, has the headline: Polunin, the bad boy of dance “is homophobic”.After recent Instagram postings which were widely discussed, Sergei Polunin found sponsors disappearing and an engagement at the Paris Opera Ballet cancelled. The most commentated post was the one where he urged male ballet dancers to … [Read more...] about Rights group asks for Polunin ballet in Verona’s Arena to be cancelled
Daniel McCormick was announced as winner of English National Ballet's 2018 Emerging Dancer Award last night.Having performed a pas de deux from Le Corsaire, with partner Francesca Velicu, and Leatherwing Bat, a solo by Trey McIntyre, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, announced his win on stage at the London Coliseum, which was livestreamed to … [Read more...] about Daniel McCormick is announced winner of English National Ballet’s 2018 Emerging Dancer Award
It seems an exceptionally good moment for homegrown ballet talent in Britain. The Royal Ballet School alone is producing a remarkable number of excellent dancers, many tipped for the top. Two of these are Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball who will make a joint début, as the young lovers Romeo and Juliet, with the Royal Ballet on 3 October.21-year-old Matthew speaks with a soft … [Read more...] about Matthew Ball – The Royal Ballet’s prince in waiting?
Yasmine Naghdi was born on 25 March 1992 in London.Everyone I meet says, 'Where are you from?', and I say, 'I’m from London', and they say, 'No, where are you really from?'.Well, she has an exotic name and a somewhat exotic look but, although she also has an exciting mix of blood running through her veins, she is a true Londoner.I was born in London and have lived here … [Read more...] about Yasmine Naghdi – the birth of a ballerina