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4 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Swan Lake" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 15, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © by Denise Sum 2017 "Swan Lake" may be one of the most loved of all ballets, but it is also one of the most tinkered with. Show More Summary

Birmingham Royal Ballet reaction to Arts Council England standstill funding announcement

12 hours agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Following Arts Council England’s funding announcement on June 27, Birmingham Royal Ballet is happy to confirm that it has maintained its status as a National Portfolio Organisation, with standstill... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Canada’s 150th

yesterdayDance / Ballet : Ballet News

150 Pointes of Canada Attracts Nationwide-Participation In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, The National Ballet of Canada’s special project, 150 Pointes of Canada, has attracted interest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Calgary Arts Orgs Ask City For $2 Million From Economic Development Fund

Ten major organizations, among them the Calgary Opera, Alberta Ballet, and the National Music Centre, are arguing to the city council that they're the best bet for increasing tourism. Says Alberta Ballet artistic director Jean Grand-Maître, "If we develop a thriving cultural sector, they may stop by in the city for a while before they […]

When Worlds Collide

"A Streetcar Named Desire" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 3, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © by Denise Sum 2017 John Neumeier's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" begins where the play ends. Show More Summary

The National Ballet of Canada Season Promotions

last weekDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and Félix Paquet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

observations 6-14

A couple of other ballerinas are debuting as Odette/Odile this week, too. The daughter of former New York City Ballet's Lindsay Fisher and Mandy-Jane Richardson, 23-year-old Hannah Fischer, will debut in the role at the National Ballet of Canada on...

The guy who serves the music: I chat to film maker turned opera director Aik Karapetian

Gounod: Faust - Latvian National Opera (Photo: Agnese Zeltina (c) Latvian National Opera and Ballet) The young Latvian film director Aik Karapetian (his parents are Armenians who settled in Latvia) directed his second opera production Faust in September 2016 at Latvian National Opera. Show More Summary

English National Ballet My First Ballet: Cinderella National Tour

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

18 – 30 July 2017 Performance times and ticket prices vary English National Ballet’s My First Ballet: Cinderella returns this summer with performances at The Peacock, London (18-23 July) and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Opera boss is fired, despite Peter Gelb’s ‘enthusiastic support’

The Lithuanian Government last night sacked Gintautas Kevisas as director of the national opera and ballet, a position he had occupied for 15 years. The reason given was ‘conflict of interest’. The entrepreneurial Kevisas was accused of making contracts on behalf of the national opera through his own private companies. Three of these contracts were with Angela […]

A re-invention too far? Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Latvian National Opera

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Raimonds Bramanis (Lensky) (Photo: Agnese Zeltina (c) Latvian National Opera and Ballet) Tchaikvosky Eugene Onegin; Janis Apeinis, Maija Kovalevska, Raimonds Bramanis, dir: Rezija Kalnina, cond: Ainars Rubikis;...Show More Summary

Powerful Murnau-inspired re-invention: Gounod's 'Faust' in Riga

Gounod: Faust - closing of Act One - (Photo: Agnese Zeltina (c) Latvian National Opera and Ballet) Gounod Faust; Benjamin Bernheim, Marina Rebeka, Andreas Bauer, dir: Aik Karapetian, cond: Tadeusz Wojciechowski; Latvian National Opera...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Ballet Names Interim Executive Director From National Symphony And Curtis Institute

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"[Elizabeth] Warshawer's most recent high-profile role was as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of the Curtis Institute of Music. She held the post until 2015, overseeing such major initiatives as the development of strategic plans, the launch of major online initiatives, and construction of a new building with dorms and […]

English National Ballet welcomes new Lead Principal Aaron Robison

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

English National Ballet today announces Aaron Robison is to join English National Ballet as Lead Principal Currently Principal with San Francisco Ballet, Aaron Robison joins the Company this spring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The National Ballet of Canada | A Streetcar Named Desire Primer

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

John Neumeier’s adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 – 10.  Background A landmark work in American theatre, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The National Ballet of Canada | Mikhail Baryshnikov will attend MAD HOT BALLET

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that special guest Mikhail Baryshnikov will attend this year’s annual fundraising gala, MAD HOT BALLET: Northern Lights... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

English National Ballet announces principal casting for Giselle by Mary Skeaping in Belfast

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

English National Ballet tour Mary Skeaping’s Giselle to the Grand Opera House, Belfast from the 21-24 June 2017, making the company’s first ever visit to Northern Ireland.   A haunting story of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

No, Wait - Australian Ballet Has Multi-Million Surplus

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The nation's richest performing arts company posted a $4.1 million surplus from its 2016 program of 158 main-stage performances and numerous other activities, with a new production celebrating the life of dancer Nijinsky emerging as the season's hit."

Cupcakes & Conversation with Heather Ogden, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

last monthDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Cupcakes & Conversation with Heather Ogden, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? At 8:00 am on a Monday morning I have already been awake for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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