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observations 1969 - 2001 NYT on Cranko's Onegin

As they are fond of saying elsewhere, here is a condensed and edited version of The New York Times’s critical opinion of Cranko’s Onegin. All quotes are from reviews by Anna Kisselgoff. What the current heterophobic critic has to sa...

ABT Onegin 6/21 mat & 6/22

They really need to re-open the bars in the opera house at the end of these Onegin performances. Who didn’t need a drink after the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening performances during which our Tatianas broke us down to the....

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season

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Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dance Ambassadors

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One Dance UK, working in partnership with Dance Consortium, is looking for 20 aspiring dance leaders to become their 2017/18 cohort of Dance Ambassadors.   Developed over the last nine years,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sergei Polunin Masterclass

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Sergei Polunin to teach at Danceworks London & International Ballet Academy Summer School International ballet star, Sergei Polunin will teach a ballet masterclass at Danceworks London on 18... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Three new dancers join the professional dancer line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancer line-up for series 15 has been unveiled and the BBC today announces three new fabulous female dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ABT 6/19Onegin – passion perfect

In a perfect world, a renowned Russian choreographer would have long ago tackled this extraordinary literary work by Alexander Pushkin that has had such a deep and lasting influence on the development of Russian literature. But one didn’t. Pushkin, sometimes...

Northern Ballet announces promotions and joiners for 2017/18 season

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Northern Ballet will welcome nine new dancers for the 2017/18 season and has also announced promotions for existing members of the Company. Ailen Ramos Betancourt who performed with Northern Ballet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Poldark | Series 3 | Ep 3

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Poldark | Series 3 | Ep 3 Episode three of the BBC’s drama series set in Cornwall will be broadcast on Sunday, June 25th on BBC One at 9pm. No unauthorised reproduction. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The National Ballet of Canada Season Promotions

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and Félix Paquet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

GOVERNOR GENERAL HONOURS RWB’S EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada is joined by lieutenant governors and territorial commissioners from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

(51) Part III: Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Welcome to our third and final installment with Edward Villella, founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet and former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.  Today Edward talks at length about the founding of Miami City...Show More Summary

ABT Swan Lake 6/15Truths revealed

It’s been that kind of spring. At long last, truths that many of us have known and chanted about for quite a while have been confirmed in live testimony. We’re not talking about Russian interference in the election, either. Last...

ROYAL BALLET FIRST SOLOIST VALERI HRISTOV TO JOIN ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

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  One of The Royal Ballet’s finest dancers, Valeri Hristov, will join The Royal Ballet School’s artistic staff this year as a Ballet Teacher. The Bulgarian-born First Soloist has been dancing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ABT Swan Lake 6-14 matinee

The great news is that we have an extraordinary new Odette/Odile in Devon Teuscher. The bad news is that she has proven herself to be so good on her first three outings in the iconic role that she will invariably...

Poldark | Series 3 | Ep 2

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Poldark | Series 3 | Ep 2 Episode two of the new series of Poldark airs on Sunday 18th June at 9pm on BBC One. Here are a few stills from the episode. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Sarasota Ballet Adds George Balanchine’s Bugaku To Its Upcoming Season

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Director Iain Webb announces a new addition to the upcoming 2017 – 2018 Season with the Company premiere of George Balanchine’s Bugaku. The ballet will be performed alongside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Princeton Ballet School Creates New Summer Dance Camp for Children in New Brunswick

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Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey’s premier professional ballet company, has created a new summer camp program for children interested in learning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

observations 6-14

A couple of other ballerinas are debuting as Odette/Odile this week, too. The daughter of former New York City Ballet's Lindsay Fisher and Mandy-Jane Richardson, 23-year-old Hannah Fischer, will debut in the role at the National Ballet of Canada on...

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