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It’s big news in the ballet world. Christian Spuck, formerly resident choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet, is the new artistic director of Ballet Zurich. The expectations of his debut production of “Romeo and Juliet” were sky high.
The artistic director of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face, police say. The attack happened late on Thursday as Mr Filin, an award-winning ballet star, was walking home in central Moscow. Doctors are now… Continue reading Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack
Vladimir Malakhov has drawn inspiration from historic lithographs to create a new staging of the romantic ballet LA PÉRI for the Staatsballett Berlin. Like the sylphids, the wilis and all the other unattainable fairy and elfin beings that populated the 19th century ballet stage in great numbers and in many new interpretations, the péris are… Continue reading La Péri – Ballet in two acts
Itzik Galili is one of the most active choreographers of his generation. Ever happy to try out new things, he is forever searching for new links to different art forms and intellectual worlds in his projects. One elementary characteristic of his work is the impartiality of style, eluding all definition. In one work he utilises… Continue reading The Open Square by Itzik Galili
The 41st annual Prix de Lausanne English trailer.
The Royal Ballet’s top dancers wear quirky accessories and clothes by young British fashion designers in a new series of unconventional portraits. Marianela Nuñez, who makes her debut in Onegin this month, has been captured as if in a Biba advert, wearing a head-piece and bejewelled outfit. And Sergei Polunin who dramatically walked out of… Continue reading The Royal Ballet: Leaping beauties caught on camera
Twenty years after his death, Rudolf Nureyev’s legacy still lights up the world of ballet as brilliantly as the flamboyant performances which once illuminated the greatest stages. “As long as they are putting on my ballets, I will live on,” Brigitte Lefevre, dance director of the Paris Opera, recalls Nureyev saying in the years before… Continue reading Rudolf Nureyev gala at the Paris Opera
SF Ballet is thrilled to welcome The Hamburg Ballet to the Opera House stage in Nijinsky, John Neumeier’s dance theater epic based on the tumultuous life of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. [Source]
Roslyn Sulcas writes: The photographer Henry Leutwyler was building a career in fashion and portrait work in Paris in the late 1980s when he was sent on assignment to photograph Jorge Donn, the charismatic principal dancer who had risen to fame with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century. The job proved to be a… Continue reading Chronicling Ballet’s Pain and Passion