10 productions, 11 venues, 127 performances, including first time collaborations with Ballet Black and newly appointed Director Carlos Acosta. For the first time in the history of Birmingham Royal Ballet, the season has been created in partnership with leaders from across the world of dance, including Ballet Black and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s newly appointed Director Carlos … [Read more...] about Birmingham Royal Ballet announces its 2019/20 Season
In the Upper Room and Embrace were part of a triple-bill programme by Birmingham Royal Ballet called Polarity & Proximity. Embrace, a new ballet commissioned from choreographer George Williamson as part of Ballet Now, Birmingham Royal Ballet's five-year programme, run in conjunction with Sadler's Wells, to develop choreographers, composers and designers to create … [Read more...] about Photo Album: In the Upper Room and Embrace with Birmingham Royal Ballet
New work is as central to the repertory of The Royal Ballet as revivals of the classics. For Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare, contemporary choreographers and dancers are ‘creating the classics of the 21st century’. In this mixed programme, O’Hare invites two choreographers to create new works for the Company – one making her long-overdue return, the other making his … [Read more...] about Photo Album: first look at The Royal Ballet’s triple bill by Tharp, Pita and Shechter
After 23 years with The Royal Ballet, last night Zenaida Yanowsky gave her final curtain call on the Covent Garden stage. Her final performance at the Royal Opera House was in Marguerite and Armand where she danced alongside Roberto Bolle. Her last performance with the Company, however, will be in Australia in July, performing Paulina in The Winter’s Tale at the Queensland … [Read more...] about Zenaida Yanowsky’s final curtain call
Youth America Grand Prix celebrates Julio Bocca on his 50th Birthday, as part of its Legends in Dance series, this Friday, 14 April. An exciting programme sees Luciana Paris and Marcelo Gomes in My Way from Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite, and Maria Noel Riccetto (who now dances with Bocca’s Ballet Nacional SODRE in Uruguay) who will dance with Gomes in the MacMillan’s Romeo and … [Read more...] about Julio Bocca talks about his emotional 50th Birthday Gala in New York this Friday
Is it time for quotas? This was one of many questions discussed at a Dance Umbrella debate, part of the Big Dance 2016 events, at the beginning of this month. The subject of gender inequality in choreography has been stirring up a lot of press in recent months. During a panel discussion in October last year, the Rambert Dance Company’s artistic director Mark Baldwin said, I … [Read more...] about The Gender of Choreography. Is it time for quotas?
After the success of Letter to a Man at the Spoleto Festival in July, Mikhail Baryshnikov will resume his role as Nijinsky on 11 September for a two-week run in Milan. Once again, he is collaborating with Bob Wilson. There is a lot of movement, a body language. Physically it’s more demanding than other works by Bob Wilson. I speak in Russian and English with a few words … [Read more...] about Mikhail Baryshnikov: Time is cruel
You’ve heard of the NYC Dance Project and seen its beautiful series of dance photos: carefully lit and glamorously shot. Its images, featuring some of the world’s best dancers, adorn thousands of blogs and Facebook timelines. There are so many NYCDP images out there that it a surprise to learn that the first post on the NYC Dance Project blog – with American Ballet Theatre’s … [Read more...] about New York City Dance Project “capturing emotion through movement”
Q&A When did you start dancing? I started dancing when I was 9 years old. Why did you start dancing? I started dancing because I was driving my mom crazy. She wanted to get me out of the house and into an after-school activity. I had an appalling amount of energy and I absolutely hated every “normal” sport. My mom chucked the phonebook at me one day and said, … [Read more...] about James Whiteside answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Roberto Bolle and Friends is up and running with two dates in Genoa already ticked off the list. Tomorrow comes the Verona date at that biggest of all dance venues, the 15,000-seater Roman amphitheatre, the Verona Arena. The line-up for 2014 is Alicia Amatriain, Polina Semionova, Daniil Simkin, Hee Seo, Eris Nezha, Julie Kent, Cory Stearns, Jason Reilly, Skylar Brandt and … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle & Friends arrives in Verona: not drunk and not vulgar!