Thirteen-year-old Shamick Otieno left behind a one-room house in Africa’s largest slum to start taking an intense 10 ballet classes per week at the Dance Center Kenya in Nairobi. Otieno is from Kibera, a sprawling and densely populated slum in Nairobi and the largest in Africa. Four years ago, he was taking dance classes with… Continue reading Ballet Is Giving Boys In Kenya’s Slums A Chance to Get Out
Patricia Zhou is leaving Staatsballett Berlin
Canadian-Chinese dancer Patricia Zhou is leaving the Staatsballett Berlin after five years. During that time, she has performed in nearly all the performances with the company. She will continue her career with the LADP.
How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes
Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer. For more information on the Pointe Shoes Appeal or to make a gift, please visit http://www.roh.org.uk/pointe, text… Continue reading How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes
The Human Sushi
The performance group the Human Sushi has interpreted Norwegian Seafood Council’s sushi recipes as dances. The inspiration they got from http://godfisk.no/sushi. [H/T Saya Komine]
Mami Hariyama dancing in the New Mexico mountains!
The latest video from McKEndo: Alexander McCabe Alto Sax and Osho Endo Trumpet. Mami Hariyama: Choreographer and dance. Check out Mami at 2:00, she’s dancing an Irish Jig!
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.
DUATO | KYLIAN | NAHARIN
CASTRATI Choreography by Nacho Duato SECUS Choreography by Ohad Naharin PETITE MORT Choreography by Jiří Kylián Fear, vulnerability, passion – the dark extremes of human emotions dominate the three works of the ballet program “Duato | Kylian | Naharin”. While “Castrati” by Nacho Duato revolves around the fear of an aspiring singer before castration, Jiří… Continue reading DUATO | KYLIAN | NAHARIN
Here are the YAGP 2015 winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals pre – competitive men: 3rd Place David Perez En Pro del Talento Veracruzano, MEXICO 2nd Place Brady Farrar Stars Dance Studio, FL, USA 1st Place Itsuku Masuda K.Classic Ballet Studio, JAPAN Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals pre – competitive women:… Continue reading Here are the YAGP 2015 winners