Maya Plisetskaya honored in Moscow

One of the most celebrated dancers of the twentieth century is being honoured in Moscow this weekend. Maya Plisetskaya would have been 90 on Friday, but the ballerina died in May. Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre has pushed ahead with performances that Plisetskaya herself was helping to organise. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.

Balanchine’s “Agon”

The Merce Cunningham Foundation just shared this on Facebook.

For World Ballet Day, we share this ballet Merce Cunningham very much admired, George Balanchine’s “Agon,” with the original cast he would have seen.

Diana Adams and Arthur Mitchell in George Balanchine’s “Agon” (1957). Adams and Mitchell danced the premiere for the New York City Ballet on December 1, 1957. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust.