‘Footballet’: Go 49ers!

Our San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl stage with the Baltimore Ravens this Friday! With their performance imminent, what better time to compare their athleticism and strength to the discipline of ballet through pictures? Let’s just call it ‘Footballet’. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree: is this a grand jeté we see? [Source]

John Cage: Song and Dance

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Joan La Barbara, vocalist Meredith Monk, vocalist Jessye Norman, soprano Marc-André Hamelin, piano Yuval Sharon, director Jesse Stiles, electronics Brandon Collwes, dancer Andrea Weber, dancer Solo dancers from Merce Cunningham’s celebrated company perform the lead roles in a new realization of Second Hand, a major collaboration of Cage and Cunningham based… Continue reading John Cage: Song and Dance

Dancing around Duchamp

This spring the Barbican embraces chance, provocation and humour in an international season celebrating Marcel Duchamp, widely considered the father of conceptual art and the most influential artist of the 20th century. We invite you to explore work by his precursors, collaborators and the generations of artists he has influenced across art, music, dance, theatre… Continue reading Dancing around Duchamp

Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo costumes for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario

Focusing on the extraordinary costumes that Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo created for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario, this exhibition explores the collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and the legendary choreographer. The show is the third in a series showcasing the Walker’s Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection—the single largest acquisition of visual art… Continue reading Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo costumes for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario

Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack

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

La Péri – Ballet in two acts

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