Staatsballett Berlin: Don Juan – Ballet by Giorgio Madia

Don Juan is one of the most dazzling figures in European cultural history. His origins are unclear, but since the early baroque period the legend surrounding his seductive powers and the inevitable punishment this brings him forms the centre of dramas as well as comedies. He provided improvisation-based folk theatres and puppet theatres with material… Continue reading Staatsballett Berlin: Don Juan – Ballet by Giorgio Madia

Ballet dancers also love the World Cup

The 2014 World Cup kicks off today in Manaus, Brazil, birthplace of ABT’s Marcelo Gomes! Marcelo, an avid soccer fan, was given the opportunity to try out the brand new soccer stadium this past January and is hoping for a win for team Brazil.

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Rethinking Ballet

Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Over the past six centuries ballet has evolved to include classical, neo-classical, and contemporary styles of movement. The versatility seen in the ballet companies of today is far different from what most people perceive ballet to be.

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Romeo und Julia – Ballet in three acts

Almost no other material has been so often adapted to the dance stage as that of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET. One of the most often-performed dance adaptations is the one by John Cranko. His version, created in 1962 for the Stuttgart Ballet, has gone down in ballet history. And with good reason: with his… Continue reading Romeo und Julia – Ballet in three acts