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The Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 24, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright 2015 by Denise Sum The late Erik Bruhn led the National Ballet of Canada as artistic director from 1983-1986. Show More Summary

Miami City Ballet Gets Grants For U.S. Tour And New Balanchine Restaging

“[The company has] lined up $6.5 million in new support as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next season with a national tour and a new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a dash of Florida flavor.”

Six Reasons Why We Love ENB’s Modern Masters

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

English National Ballet has just wrapped its first official season as a Sadler’s Wells associate ballet company. The programme, Modern Masters, brought together acclaimed works... The post Six Reasons Why We Love ENB’s Modern Masters appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

A Dream within a Dream

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 14, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Just in time for March break, Christopher Wheeldon’s...Show More Summary

The African War Orphan Who’s Not Just A Skilled Ballerina: In Holland, She’s A Genuine Celebrity

Michaela DePrince, adopted from a Sierra Leone orphanage at age 4, is now, at 20, a member of the Dutch National Ballet. Since the publication last year of her memoir and a subsequent TEDx talk in Amsterdam, she has become a box office draw for the company and has been fending off requests for everything […]

Alice Dances with a Giant Cat in the National Ballet’s Wonderland

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The National Ballet's Cheshire Cat is 25 feet long, takes eight people to manipulate, and is as mischievous as ever. It’s difficult to know who has a harder time in Wonderland: Alice, or the 146 people staging the ballet. Both parties totter on the verge of utter discombobulation. Show More Summary

Ballet in full color

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Man in Black", "Chroma", "Allegro Brillante", "Carousel (A Dance)" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 4, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum With the winter mixed program, The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) presented four varied works created between 1956 and 2010. Show More Summary

Modern Masters: Powerful Ballet Without A Tutu In Sight

last monthEngland / London : Londonist

English National Ballet excels in three contemporary works.

Let the wrong one in

2 months agoArts : Night and Day

There’s been heated disagreement over the past week about what’s right and wrong. Is the rocket-propelled ex-Bolshoi enfant terrible Ivan Vasiliev ‘right’ for Swan Lake? Is English National Ballet right… Read more The post Let the wrong one in appeared first on The Spectator.

OMG. Dancing Moomins?

What could be cuter than turning a Moomin book into a ballet? At Finnish National Opera they are rehearsing a new ballet of Moomin and the Comet, based on the classic children's book by Tove Jansson. Ananadah Kononen is choreographing, music is by Panu Aaltio. Show More Summary

Avian ballet now live at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

They circled overhead in a gathering white cloud swirling with energy, then dropped from the sky like large snowflakes, coming to rest on a nearby pond.

Ceremonial and Free

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Symphonic Dances,” “The Cage,” “Andantino,” “Cortège Hongrois” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 30, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Besides the music composers’ national origin,...Show More Summary

An Interview With DNB Principal Maia Makhateli

2 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Maia Makhateli, principal with the Dutch National Ballet, comes from a true dance family. Her father runs a ballet school in the United States and... The post An Interview With DNB Principal Maia Makhateli appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

observations 2/2

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Best Super Bowl commercial featured the handsome Ballet Arizona in a 30-second spot for First National Bank of Arizona. –––––––––– Thanks to the sharp-eyed Haglund'eeler, Dave, who alerted us to this Day in Her Life feature in Elle (on line)...

English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Coliseum

3 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

To kick off London’s 2015 ballet season, English National Ballet brought its production of Swan Lake back to the Coliseum. Nowadays, it is not surprising to find... The post English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Coliseum appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Danny Elfman’s Music for Tim Burton Films to Open Lincoln Center Festival

3 months agoArts : NYTimes: ArtsBeat

The festival will begin July 6 with an orchestra playing some of Danny Elfman’s film scores; the National Ballet of China and the Cleveland Orchestra will also perform.

Nutcracker at English National Ballet

3 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

ENB’s Nutcracker season is drawing to a close, with the final performances scheduled for this Sunday, 4 January. Last month, we dropped by the... The post Nutcracker at English National Ballet appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

The best (and worst) of ballet and dance over Christmas

The Nutcracker, English National Ballet, until 4 Jan  The Little Match Girl, Lilian Baylis Studio, until 4 Jan  Edward Scissorhands, Sadler’s Wells, until 11 Jan  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Ballet, until 16 Jan  The Mad Hatter’s… Continue reading The post The best (and worst) of ballet and dance over Christmas appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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