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Scottish Ballet | FIRST EVER PERFORMANCES AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE IN LONDON THIS OCTOBER

3 weeks 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 . . .

3 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

6 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

6 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

11 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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 […]

Gutted!

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

“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.”

Gutted!

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 [...]

Theatre - Manon

03-23 Apr Since its premiere in 1994, this production of Sir Kenneth Macmillan's famous ballet – based on Abbe Prevost's 18th century bodice-ripper Manon Lescaut...

All-time great Manons

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Drama, drama, drama! As we have said before, Manon is all about how the leads project Kenneth MacMillan’s sweeping choreography. The ballet can fall flat with the wrong cast, but great dance-actors bring highly individual interpretations to the story. In … Continue reading ?

Perfect Partners

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Principal Artists Amber Scott and Adam Bull talk about their special bond as pas de deux partners — and reveal their perfect rapport in the ecstatic bedroom scene from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Styling Manon

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon depicts the lives of libertines and the demi-monde, a group of people typified by the extravagant and at times amoral behaviour found in books like Dangerous Liaisons, where young women are routinely seduced as a game … Continue reading ?

Claudia Dean: a Chosen Maiden at Covent Garden

3 years agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Earlier this month, Royal Ballet artist Claudia Dean made her debut in an important role at Covent Garden. She was plucked from the corps de ballet to dance the taxing solo of the Chosen Maiden in Kenneth MacMillan’s Rite of Spring, a challenge that the famous FT critic, Mr. Clement Crisp, saw as an “admirable debut”. We [...]

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