The Nights at Deutsche Oper

“One Thousand and One Nights”, the collection of stories from the Orient, forms the focus of this ballet, newly choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj for the Staatsballett Berlin and staged as a coproduction with his own company, the Ballet Preljocaj. With this work, which fills an entire evening, he investigates those motifs hidden within the Arabian,… Continue reading The Nights at Deutsche Oper

Baryshnikov Plans Fund-Raising for Cage and Cunningham

Mikhail Baryshnikov, the founder and artistic director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center, is opening a campaign to raise $1 million for artistic fellowships named for the composer John Cage (1912-92) and the choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). The effort, to be announced on Thursday, is intended to give artists a place to work, specifically in Studio… Continue reading Baryshnikov Plans Fund-Raising for Cage and Cunningham

Taking ballet to the people of Philippines

Ballet has long been considered an elitist art, especially in a country like the Philippines where a lot people live in poverty. But a group in the capital Manila are now promoting the art by giving children from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to become professional ballet dancers. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.