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Houston Ballet Will Begin Its Season In New Location

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Executive director Jim Nelson said the company will stage four performances of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling Sept. 22-24 (including two evening shows and two matinees) at the Hobby Center for the Arts' Sarofim Hall. It also will stage two evening performances of its postponed 'Poetry in Motion' mixed repertory program there Oct. 26 and 27."

Houston Ballet is forced to cancel as waters rise

The performances of Poetry in Motion scheduled for September 8 to 17 have been called off due to flood damage in the Wortham Theater Center. The company is hopeful that the premiere of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Mayerling will go ahead on September 21, but there are many logistical problems to overcome before that can be confirmed. […]

Houston Ballet Cancels Its Season-Opening Program

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Company officials said they will try to reschedule 'Poetry in Motion' for a later date, but for now they just hope to begin the season with the planned premiere of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's story ballet Mayerling on Sept. 21. As with so many other things across the devastated city this week, that will have to […]

A MacMillan classic and Royal Opera House premiere

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

New life given to lost MacMillan work A MACMILLAN CLASSIC RETURNS AND A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PREMIERE FOR SCOTTISH BALLET THIS AUTUMN Kenneth MacMillan’s original choreography of The Fairy’s Kiss (Le... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Northern Ballet announces spring 2018 season

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Jane Eyre – Leeds, Belfast, Sheffield, Cardiff, London & Salford A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer – Leeds The Little Mermaid – Edinburgh, Milton Keynes & Leicester... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


6 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Scottish Ballet will perform at the Royal Opera House for the first time ever, as part of Kenneth MacMillan – a National Celebration in October 2017. Scottish choreographer Kenneth Macmillan’s work... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

If we wish for it, it will come . . .

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

and it IS!!! (Just not to NY.) Our decade long campaign of wishful thinking is about to pay off. Houston Ballet will become the first American company to present Kenneth MacMillan's masterpiece Mayerling. Oh my gosh. Imagine our Jared Matthews...

MacMillan’s Anastasia: a Photo Gallery

10 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Ahead of the two final performances of Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia this weekend, here is our photo gallery with some stunning images of the first cast... The post MacMillan’s Anastasia: a Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Apropos Anastasia

11 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Kenneth MacMillan - Anastasia (1971), Lynn SeymourPhoto © Leslie E. Spatt Perhaps it was Lynn Seymour's first entrance on roller skates, or perhaps it was back-flip that did it, but Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Anastasia has always held a special place in my heart. Show More Summary

The First Rape On The Ballet Stage

“Ballet sex wasn’t invented by the choreo¬grapher Kenneth MacMillan – Mikhail Fokine, Roland Petit and Frederick Ashton had all included episodes of startling sensuality in their work – but The Invitation, with its frank depiction of rape, broke new and dangerous ground when the Royal Ballet’s touring company premiered it in 1960.”

She Was Beaten When She Refused an Abortion, Her Boyfriend Told Her “I’ll Dance on Your Grave”

Shiree Afzal was a mother who cared for her daughters, but was trapped in a fatal relationship with someone she met online. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Macmillan, was loved by friends and family, but behind closed doors he abused and threatened Afzal. Then when Macmillan discovered Afzal was pregnant with their second child, he demanded she […]


There was blood on the walls and floor at the birth of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet in 1965. The… The post Gutted! appeared first on The Spectator.

Strike At La Scala

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The theatre in Milan had been due to present Kenneth MacMillan’s “Manon”, the tragic tale of an avaricious courtesan, but one union decided to walk out, leaving the theatre without enough staff to secure the stage for the dancers.”


2 years agoArts : Night and Day

There was blood on the walls and floor at the birth of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet in 1965. The… The post Gutted! appeared first on The Spectator.

Houston Ballet 9/13Manon – the swamp is filled with gold

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Early Sunday morning Haglund climbed on his auld winged hoss and galloped down to Houston Ballet to witness our own Yuriko Kajiya’s debut as Manon, Prévost’s character as drawn by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, the great 20th Century choreographer. While all...

Alessandra Ferri to Return as Juliet for One Performance

The ballerina, who retired from American Ballet Theater in 2007, will return to the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Manon – reviews of 'sizzling' Royal Ballet revival

Credits: Alice Pennefather, ROH 2014 Alt Text: Manon Revival of Kenneth MacMillan ballet about French courtesan 'infernally sexy, desperately moving' Hot Ticket Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:48am What you need to know A revival of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Manon has opened at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Show More Summary

ABT – Manon 6/2 & 6/3

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Manon just turned forty last March. How this masterpiece came about is compressed into a few fascinating pages in Jann Perry’s biography of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, Different Drummer, which Haglund has been trying to finish reading since its publication in...

Exiled to Louisiana

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Passion, drama, gorgeous pas de deux – Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is rightly regarded as one of ballet’s 20th-century classics. But amid the pleasure and the seduction, the rags and the riches, it’s easy to forget that this fictional tragedy … Continue reading ?

An Interview with Alban Lendorf

3 years agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. I’m queuing for a drink, and so is a young couple right in front of me. It seems to be a classic situation: she is a ballet-lover and has brought her boyfriend/date/crush along. And just like the rest [...]

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