Kings of Dance will come to London with their newly crowned queen, Svetlana Lunkina.Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev will perform Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, with ex-Bolshoi star Svetlana Lunkina joining them as a 'Special Guest Artist'.The full programme for the four London dates is as follows: ACT ONELE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT Music: … [Read more...] about The Kings of Dance have a Queen: Svetlana Lunkina
The Kings of the Dance gets its first Re Italiano, as Roberto Bolle joins the roster of some of ballet's most exciting male dancers, for the latest edition of the roadshow.The new tour will bring together American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, the Mariinsky's Denis Matvienko, and the Mikhailovsky's Leonid Sarafanov, all who have been seen in previous … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle becomes a King of Dance for London début (with surprise Queen)
When Roberto Bolle popped out and in of the closet four years ago internet forums and gossip rags foamed at the mouth. Openly gay ballet dancers, like openly gay actors and singers, are few and far between.In 2005, after the British Navy introduced an advertising campaign aimed at recruiting gay men, Colin Richardson wrote in the Guardian, The Navy advert is yet another … [Read more...] about In and Out: Bolle, Gomes, Stiefel – how easy is it to be an openly gay ballet dancer?
Q&A When did you start dancing? I started dancing very young, around 4, at the dance studio in Magnanville, France.Why did you start dancing? I used to wait for my sister while she was taking ballet classes. The teacher and owner of the school (Murielle Maurin) saw me, she pulled me into the class, and said, "We never had a boy, so you will be the first … [Read more...] about Fabrice Calmels answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Tonight the Mikhailovsky Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with Polina Semionova dancing the eponymous heroine in Giselle.Semionova left to join the Berlin Staatsoper immediately after graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Coincidentally, earlier this week Daniel Barenboim, the Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper, gave a press conference at the Mikhailovsky where … [Read more...] about The Mikhailovsky Theatre opens its new season tonight with Semionova and Gomes in Giselle
Marcelo Gomes, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will perform as a guest artist with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in London on February 9.In his first appearance with the company, Gomes will dance the role of Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s “Dream” opposite Alina Cojocaru, the role Sergei Polunin was scheduled to dance before his surprise departure from the … [Read more...] about Marcelo Gomes to fill Sergei Polunin’s shoes at the Royal Ballet
Alastair Macaulay for the New York Times writes: A double climax occurred on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Metropolitan Opera House when the two most idolized interpreters of the title role today, Diana Vishneva (Russian, from the Mariinsky ballet of St. Petersburg) and Alina Cojocaru (Romanian, from the Royal Ballet of London) danced for Ballet Theater.Here was the … [Read more...] about The most luxurious exercise in Giselle compare and contrast since Natalia Makarova and Gelsey Kirkland danced the role at ABT on consecutive nights in 1977