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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces international tours to Virginia and Japan in spring 2018

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces international tours to Virginia and Japan in spring 2018 The company will perform Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet at Virginia Arts Festival, and Peter Wright’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Long, Gritty Legacy Of Kenneth MacMillan

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Britain's MacMillan "also effectively reinvented the 19th-century narrative ballet for an audience ready for tales of passion, drama and violence rather than those involving myths, swans and chivalry. He was — like Jerome Robbins and Antony Tudor in the United States — a bringer of neurosis, psychological drama and real-life grit to the rarefied world […]

Kenneth MacMillan’s School of Ballet Sex, Neurosis and Grit

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

A London celebration provided a chance to think about MacMillan’s reputation and legacy 25 years after his death.

'He Mistrusted The Cosy, The Mimsy In Ballet' - Clement Crisp Salutes Kenneth Macmillan

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

25 years ago this month, the choreographer suffered a fatal heart attack backstage at the Royal Opera House during a performance of his ballet Mayerling. Crisp, who was there, remembers the fateful evening and pays tribute to MacMillan's "fascination with the psyche rather than the fouetté... [his] interest in movement's capacity to convey psychological […]

A MACMILLAN CLASSIC RETURNS AND A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PREMIERE FOR SCOTTISH BALLET THIS AUTUMN

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

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 Baiser de la Fée) will be brought back... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Houston Ballet Will Begin Its Season In New Location

4 months 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

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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

5 months 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

6 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

7 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! ]]

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

10 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 . . .

12 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

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

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

2 years 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

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.”

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...

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