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 […]
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
"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
English National Ballet excels in three contemporary works.
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.
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
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.
“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
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.
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)...
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.
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.
Delicacy, dynamism and a show-stealing villain.
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 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.
The Nutcracker is enchanting for all.