Unity Phelan discusses finding her “Unity-ness” in a role previously performed by Wendy Whelan and Maria Kowroski in Christopher Wheeldon’s POLYPHONIA, and the parallels between the ballet’s 9th Movement pas de deux and Stanley Kubrick’s film EYES WIDE SHUT, which share the same piece of the Ligeti score.
Month: September 2017
Chopin Dances – Two Ballets by Jerome Robbins
Two Ballets by Jerome Robbins DANCES AT A GATHERING Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: Jerome Robbins Costumes: Joe Eula Lighting: Jennifer Tipton THE CONCERT Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: Jerome Robbins Set: Saul Steinberg Costumes: Irene Sharaff Lighting: Jennifer Tipton Conductor: Nathan Brock Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra Piano: Michal Bialk The Hamburg Ballet
Anatomy of a Dance: Jared Angle on LITURGY
Jared Angle discusses the technical and physical challenges of stepping into a role choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon on former Principal Dancer Jock Soto, and the problems of holding your breath in anticipation while concentrating on choreographically intense moments.
Alexander Ekman in Paris
Watch ‘Play’ from December 6 to 31 in Paris.
English National Ballet: La Sylphide – Frank Andersen on the story
Frank Andersen on the story behind August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production, and is accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Anatomy of a Dance: Russell Janzen on Peter Martins’ SWAN LAKE
Russell Janzen talks about the importance of the Black Swan pas de deux in the dramatic action of Swan Lake, and the level of trust required between himself and the ballerina in the role of Odette/Odile (Teresa Reichlen) that helps convey the emotional connection the two characters share.
World Ballet Day 2017
On October 5, 2017 San Francisco Ballet is collaborating with the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and The National Ballet of Canada to bring you a 20-hour live stream of classes, rehearsals, interviews, and more.
English National Ballet: Song of the Earth – Photoshoot
A special behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot for Kenneth MacMillan’s revered Song of the Earth, touring to Manchester (11 – 14 Oct), Milton Keynes (17 – 21 Oct) and the London Coliseum (9 – 13 Jan) as a double bill with La Sylphide.
Akram Khan’s Giselle: Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan on reimagining a classic
Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo discuss the challenges of reimagining Giselle and the importance of reinvigorating the classics to keep them relevant today.
2018 Prix de Lausanne – Trailer
The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition for young dancers, open to young talents of all nationalities aged 14 to 19 who are not yet professionals. Next competition: January 28th to February 4th, 2018 Next Finals: Saturday February 3rd, 2018 More details: http://www.prixdelausanne.org