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
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
Deborah Bull, ex-Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet and now Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, has written a book, The Everyday Dancer, which is to be published October 6. The publisher's blurb says, The Everyday Dancer is a new and honest account of the business of dancing from a writer with first hand experience of the profession. Structured around the daily … [Read more...] about Extreme Leanness – the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull and the damage of dieting
An amusing image from The New York Times photographer Andrea Mohin. New York Theatre Ballet are performing the world première of Richard Alston's "Rugged Flourish". The six girls seem to be ducking to avoid being hit by 25 year-old principal dancer Steven Melendez. … [Read more...] about Steven Melendez narrowly misses six New York Theatre Ballet ballerinas!