Svetlana Zakharova talked to Russia's Izvestia yesterday about her latest projects, including bringing Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand to the Bolshoi. She danced the role for the first time last season at Milan's La Scala with Roberto Bolle; this time round her Armand will be Sergei Polunin who scored a huge personal success with the role with the Royal Ballet at … [Read more...] about Svetlana Zakharova: I want to go out and dance forever!
Q&A When did you start dancing? In the womb. Why did you start dancing? I will probably never know the answer to that. I just know why I keep doing it. Which dancer inspired you most as a child? Rudolph, Pina, Kazuo Ohno, Gregory Hines, Erik Bruhn , Karen Kain, Evelyn Hart, Robert Tewsley, Lynn Seymour, Roberto Bolle, Shirley Maclaine, Ulyana Lopatkina, Margot … [Read more...] about Evan McKie answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Just over two months ago Richard Cragun, an astounding actor-dancer of great charisma and grace, sadly passed away. He was 67 years old. Here are some photos of Cragun with his long time partner Marcia Haydée in John Cranko's ballet "The Taming of the Shrew", one of their most famous collaborations. … [Read more...] about Richard Cragun and Marcia Haydée in John Cranko’s ballet “The Taming of the Shrew”
Richard Cragun, one of the most important dancers of the 20th century has died at 67. His legendary partnership with Marcia Haydée, the ground-breaking work at Stuttgart Ballet with John Cranko, and his beauty and virile strength as a dancer, will earn him a permenant place in dance history. Yesterday, August 6, he suffered a seizure triggered by a lung infection, and died … [Read more...] about The Ballet world loses a Prince: Richard Cragun dies at 67