Don’t be fooled. The ballet isn’t something we cover often here at SB Nation, but every once in a while, dance becomes sport, and we find ourselves forced to write about high art and culture. Such was the case at the groundbreaking of...Show More Summary
Meet Mr Arto Vainio, clarinet & bass clarinet player at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Arto says: ‘I am probably the only bass clarinet player in the world who has, within one week, played the complete Ring des Nibelungen and done 14 extremely demanding gym sessions.’ photos (c) Mike Siren Here’s the evidence. Not your […]
He took dance lessons in secret, was beaten by his father when he was discovered, and persisted - dancing among ruins in Damascus, practicing on the roof of his building while gun battles erupted nearby, letting a Dutch team film him. Now Ahmad Joudeh is about to make his debut in Coppelia with the Dutch […]
"Onegin" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada Nov. 23, 2016 by Denise Sum Copyright © by Denise Sum 2016 This season marks principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu's 20th year in the National Ballet of Canada. Show More Summary
"Contemporary dance company Rambert has announced an artistic development partnership with the Dutch National Ballet to nurture choreographers and composers from both companies. The partnership will begin with a joint programme of exchange between both companies and the artists working within them."
"In the last year as many as 12 dancers and other staff have left the national ballet company... Three or four left directly because of the way they were treated by Francesco Ventriglia, sources told RNZ."