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Toronto Leading the Resurgence of Narrative Ballet

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The National Ballet of Canada is paving the way for a new era of narrative ballet—and taking their performances to new frontiers. Nijinsky is not your typical ballet. It’s a dark and haunting portrayal of one of history’s most lauded ballet dancers and his descent into madness. Show More Summary

Out and About: Weekend Picks

This weekend: A beer festival, ballet inside the National Gallery of Art, a food drive by bike, and more. [ more › ]

Book News: Ursula K. Le Guin Steals The Show At The National Book Awards

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

In a ceremony that saw both icons and newcomers honored, it was a fiery speech by the science fiction legend that had attendees talking. Also: A Jonathan Safran Foer book gets adapted to ballet.

English National Ballet’s star ballerina infuriates fans

Which would you rather dance in: Milton Keynes or Moscow’s Bolshoi? It’s that age-old dilemma for a star ballerina like Alina Cojocaru, who last week decided not to fulfil a… Continue reading The post English National Ballet’s star ballerina infuriates fans appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

A Cautionary Tale

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Manon” The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada November 8, 2014 by Denise Sum © 2014 by Denise Sum The National Ballet of Canada opened its 2014-2015 season with a revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Manon”, which has not been seen in Toronto since its premiere in 1996. Show More Summary

In London, Sadler’s Wells Teams Up With English National Ballet

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

The ballet company will present two seasons a year at the theater, a partnership that is a departure for both organizations.

What happens to male ballet greats when they retire?

If English National Ballet’s men are looking particularly romantic on their autumn tour of Swan Lake, it may well be the result of the stellar coaching of the great Irek… Continue reading The post What happens to male ballet greats when they retire? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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