“The Red Detachment of Women” National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 11, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel “The Red Detachment of Women” may be the least subtle ballet ever, but it’s also the least boring. Show More Summary
IT IS EASY to see why the National Ballet of China (NBC) chose “The Peony Pavilion”, a 16th-century Chinese opera, for adaptation into a ballet. The romance is familiar to a home audience that is not much acquainted with the dance form, while abroad having recognisable steps can help convey an exotic tale. Show More Summary
"The Peony Pavilion" The National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 8, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill "The Peony Pavilion" was written in 1598 and the love story, basically a mixture of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Orpheus and Eurydice," is a mainstay of Chinese opera. Show More Summary
Obsessions: “Adagio & Scherzo”, “Rite of Spring”, “Moving Rooms” Polish National Ballet Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 23, 2015 by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson The...Show More Summary
"The Sleeping Beauty" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 10, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Rudolf Nureyev's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" has been a cornerstone of the National Ballet of Canada's repetoire since 1972. Show More Summary
"Being and Nothingness", "Symphony #9", "Piano Concerto #1" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada May 30, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Is it possible to conveyShow More Summary
“The aim is to ‘create a new space that allows us to produce and rehearse amazing work,’ said the ENB’s artistic director, Tamara Rojo, adding that the facilities could also be used by other organisations. She said: ‘I want the space to echo to the sound of creative Britain.'”
“English National Ballet (ENB) is to move to a new “state of the art” home in east London, its artistic director Tamara Rojo has announced. The company will share the building – on the new London City Island development, close to the Canning Town railway interchange – with the English National Ballet School.”
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Artists of the Lviv National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet have issued an appeal protesting performers' mass conscription into the Ukrainian army.
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has come up with a glittering lineup of international, national and Chicago-based dance companies for its 2015-2016 season. Among the offerings will be John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet, performing...Show More Summary
“Having to pay pensions for so many years after such low retirement ages” – 41 for ballet dancers, 52 for opera soloists and 56 for chorus members – “at relatively high rates, has already rendered the Norwegian Opera and Ballet technically bankrupt. Pension costs have risen 50 percent just since 2013.”
Members of the Junior Dutch National Ballet perform a dance with Bounden. All images courtesy of Adriaan de Jongh Adriaan de Jongh designs games he hopes will deepen our relationships—by tricking people into having awkward interactions with each other, just for fun. Show More Summary
WWE 2K makes its PC debut this week. Get in on the best choreographed, tight-wearing action outside the national ballet. WWE 2K15 on PC includes all DLC offered for the console versions. It brings the 2K Sports MyCareer campaign to the series for the first time, as well as including a full 2K Showcase story […]
Lovely story from Graham Spircer at Gramilano. James Hobley, 15, from Redcar, is autistic. So is his twin brother. And his elder brother. They have been schooled at home by their mother, Sheila, after having to endure bullying at a state school. James conceived a passion for dance. He went on Britain’s Got Talent. Now […]
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
“[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.”
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.
“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
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 […]