A subjective list of artists the world has lost in 2020. If there are notable omissions please let me know. … [Read more...] about In Memoriam 2020: Singers, Dancers, Actors, Writers, Directors
On 23 September, La Scala opened its doors for dance for the first time since February. It was a gala which had four showings, the last being yesterday. Social distancing in the auditorium was … [Read more...] about [Review and Photos] La Scala’s Ballet Gala sees dance return to its stage, with Ferri, Bonelli, Zakharova and Bolle
La Scala has announced the programme, though not with full casting, of its Ballet Gala which marks the return of the company to the stage after the cancellation of the theatre's programming in March … [Read more...] about La Scala announces its opening gala programme
Merle Park, the engine driver’s daughter from Rhodesia (modern Zimbabwe), ended up being one of The Royal Ballet’s brightest stars. She says that she first realised she’d become famous when she heard … [Read more...] about Interview with The Royal Ballet’s Merle Park in 1979: Green Park, Hyde Park or Merle Park?
Bolshoi Ballet’s Ivan Vasiliev will dance Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort with English National Ballet tomorrow evening, July 22. He is partnered with English National Ballet First Artist Jia … [Read more...] about Ivan Vasiliev to guest with English National Ballet as a tribute to Roland Petit
Roland Petit with his wife Zizi Jeanmaire after a performance of Carmen New York, October 1949 … [Read more...] about Roland Petit: 1924 – 2011
From top left to right: Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in Carmen; Carla Fracci and Massimo Murru in Chéri; Roland Petit and Carla Fracci rehearsing Chéri; Roland Petit and Loipa Araujo in … [Read more...] about Roland Petit in pictures
Great French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit died today in Geneva after a long illness. He was 87. The Paris Opera Ballet gave out the news earlier today. French culture minister Frederic … [Read more...] about Great French choreographer Roland Petit dies at 87