The new head of English National Ballet believes it is time for her art form to rediscover its edge and aims to do just that in her first Coliseum season. Male dancers compete rather like rappers, she said, to prove who can jump highest or spin fastest. It is a competition she wants young boys… Continue reading Tamara Rojo shakes off the pink satin ribbons to put sex back into ballet
Presented by Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest dance education initiative, and subject of the award-winning ballet documentary “First Position,” “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” presents a one-of-a-kind glimpse of ballet from today and yesterday. The film is hosted by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, and stars… Continue reading Ballet’s Greatest Hits – YAGP Gala (Youth America Grand Prix)
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The Bolshoi ballet’s general director, Anatoly Iksanov, dismissed as “nonsense and dirt” claims by ex-ballerina Anastasia Volochkova that dancers were pimped out to wealthy patrons as infighting escalated. Volochkova appeared on a show on state TV aired at the weekend alongside Iksanov’s rival, the ballet’s principal dancer, Nikolai Tsiskaridze. She said the practice was now… Continue reading Bolshoi Head Dismisses Ex-Ballerina’s Pimping Claims
Colleen Neary will never forget the day when George Balanchine articulated the blueprint for her life’s work. She was in her early 20s, then a respected New York City Ballet dancer. “He put me in to teach company class,” she says. “He said to me, ‘This is what you will do in the future.’ I… Continue reading L.A. Ballet’s Balanchine Festival follows in master’s steps
Fang Mengying and Huang Zhen rehearse at the Universal Ballet Company in western Seoul last week. It is the dream of many ballet dancers to pursue a career in France or Russia, home to some of the oldest companies in the world. But some Asian dancers have come to Korea to develop their careers, as… Continue reading Chinese dancers pursue ‘Korean dreams’
The New York Times have published three articles about the Bolshoi acid attack: A dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet and two other men have confessed to carrying out an acid attack in January on the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, a crime that gripped Moscow and left one of Russia’s most revered institutions in turmoil,… Continue reading Russian Police Say Dancer and Two Others Confess to Bolshoi Attack