Les Étoiles in Rome - Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Olesya Novikova, Leonid Sarafanov, Maria Alexandrova, Vladislav Lantratov, Polina Semionova, Dmitry Semionov, Tatiana Melnik, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, Nicoletta Manni, Sergio Bernal A gala is a gala is a gala… too many bonbons leaving a slightly woozy sensation as the audience rises to its feet at the end. Daniele Cipriani’s … [Read more...] about Les Étoiles in Rome – Nuñez, Muntagirov, Novikova, Sarafanov, Alexandrova, Lantratov, Semionova…
As an antipasto to the annual Les Étoiles gala in Rome — this year a sold out two days, next year there will be three — in the luxurious setting of the Hotel de Russie near the Spanish Steps, there was an intimate reception hosted by the hotel, with a Sergei Diaghilev theme. The event was organised by Anna Lea Antolini together with Daniele Cipriani Entertainment. Cipriani has, … [Read more...] about Antipasto to the annual Les Étoiles gala in Rome with Russian and Italian ballet stars
It’s become an annual event in Rome – after the Christmas holidays and the last bite of panettone, comes the Daniele Cipriani Entertainment dance gala with some of the best and biggest names in ballet today. This year, in Renzo Piano’s beautiful Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the dates to jot in your dairy are 20 and 21 January. Cipriani says, I always choose dancers … [Read more...] about The world’s ballet Étoiles army arrives in Rome, conquering with its art
Lead Principal Aaron Robison has decided to leave English National Ballet at the end of the current season. Robison only joined English National Ballet in June last year and will be returning to San Francisco Ballet where he danced as a Principal from 2016-2017, prior to joining ENB. Before that he danced with Houston Ballet, Corella Ballet, and Birmingham Royal Ballet. He … [Read more...] about Lead Principal Aaron Robison to leave English National Ballet after one season
On 8 July, after the dress rehearsal of the Bolshoi Ballet’s ambitious new ballet on the life of Rudolf Nureyev, the premiere was cancelled. Vladislav Lantratov was to have played Nureyev and, stunned by the announcement, wrote on Instagram, Нет слов...... понимание что ты только полюбил роль, начал вживаться в спектакль, всё начало складываться... и в секунду, вот эту … [Read more...] about Bolshoi Ballet’s Vladislav Lantratov on the cancelling of Nureyev: There is nothing worse for an artist…
The great Bolshoi ballerina, Maria Alexandrova, has suddenly, and surprisingly, announced via Instagram, that she is leaving the company she has always danced with: My dear beloved colleagues and spectators I want to say heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for this amazing story we shared together in Bolshoi. But this great part of my life is over. I took the decision to turn … [Read more...] about At 38, Maria Alexandrova leaves the Bolshoi Ballet
The Russian Culture Ministry has announced that a new advisory board will be formed to 'publicly and openly' give advice on the running of the country's top dance academies. It is a move which it insists is not related to the recent Vaganova scandal. The new Russian Coordination Council for Choreography and Education may include the likes of Ulyana Lopatkina and Maria … [Read more...] about New Russian ballet advisory board created to avoid further scandal?
Bolshoi prima ballerina Maria Alexandrova, who injured her Achilles tendon on 2 August during a performance of La Bayadère in London, may not be back on stage for a year. Alexandrova received emergency medical treatment in London before being flown back to Moscow.Svetlana Lunkina, in an interview with Izvestia, said that although healing is faster in women, it is an injury that … [Read more...] about Bolshoi star ballerina Alexandrova will be off the stage for a year