Shoko Nakamura from the Staatsballett Berlin at the Masse rehearsals

Premiere, World premiere HALLE AM BERGHAIN Saturday, 04.05.2013 20.00 h 27 – 42 € Further Events: 04 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 14 | 16 | 18 | 22 | 24 | 25 May 2013 Chorography: Nadja Saidakova Xenia Wiest Tim Plegge Music: Henrik Schwarz, Marcel Dettmann & Frank Wiedemann und… Continue reading Shoko Nakamura from the Staatsballett Berlin at the Masse rehearsals

Ballet star Sergei Polunin found in Moscow after vanishing from London rehearsals

Young ballet star Sergei Polunin has been found in Moscow after disappearing from his Midnight Express rehearsals days before the show was set to premier in London. The 23-year-old, who was to play the lead role in Midnight Express, vanished last week. It was the second disappearing act for the dancer, who shocked the ballet… Continue reading Ballet star Sergei Polunin found in Moscow after vanishing from London rehearsals

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Russian ‘superstar’ ballerina Natalia Osipova to join The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has secured one of Russia’s “superstar” ballerinas, with the appointment of Natalia Osipova to join the company. Osipova has wowed audiences in London at the Coliseum in recent weeks, dancing with the visiting Mikahilovsky Ballet where she is currently a principal. The news that she would return to London in a more… Continue reading Russian ‘superstar’ ballerina Natalia Osipova to join The Royal Ballet

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Ballet’s Greatest Hits – YAGP Gala (Youth America Grand Prix)

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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Bolshoi Head Dismisses Ex-Ballerina’s Pimping Claims

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

Chinese dancers pursue ‘Korean dreams’

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’

Russian Police Say Dancer and Two Others Confess to Bolshoi Attack

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

Ballets Russes – A moderated ballet concert

The Russian group of artists of the Ballets Russes toured in the early 20th Century Western art capitals in order to impress an entire generation and set the art world on its head. Around the impresario Serge Diaghilev gathered not only dancers and innovative theater people, but also visual artists and composers. For tours of… Continue reading Ballets Russes – A moderated ballet concert

Yuriko Kikuchi Receives Commendation from Japanese Government

The residence of Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, was filled with dancers on Wednesday, January 30. They gathered to celebrate the life and career of Yuriko Kikuchi, a Japanese American dancer, choreographer, and instructor who was an influential member of the Martha Graham Dance Company for fifty years as well… Continue reading Yuriko Kikuchi Receives Commendation from Japanese Government