Wilton’s Music Hall’s summer programming includes Kenneth MacMillan’s version of Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht’s Seven Deadly Sins. It is produced and mounted by former Royal Ballet principal dancer Viviana Durante with Meow Meow and Laura Morera among the cast.Wilton’s Music Hall in London is the oldest grand music hall in the world and in 2015 completed an extensive … [Read more...] about Viviana Durante, Meow Meow and Laura Morera recreate MacMillan’s Seven Deadly Sins
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
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”!
Eight performances of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon are scheduled to begin 17 June 2019 during American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, with Hee Seo in the title role, Roberto Bolle as Des Grieux, Stella Abrera as Lescaut's Mistress and James Whiteside as Lescaut.Bolle will give his farewell performance with ABT in the ballet on 20 June.The … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle says addio to American Ballet Theatre
Kenneth MacMillan’s darkly dramatic masterpiece, Mayerling, opens The Royal Ballet’s 2018/19 Season.Featuring one of the most technically demanding male roles in classical ballet, Mayerling is based on the true story of the deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera which shocked the world in 1889.Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal … [Read more...] about Photo Album – 40th anniversary performances of Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling