"The Winter's Tale" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada November 14, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum The National Ballet of Canada opened its 2015-2016 season with the North American premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's "The Winter's Tale", a co-production with The Royal Ballet. Show More Summary
“The move is part of the government’s plans to cut about 600 million kroner from the nation’s theatres, museums, art schools and other state-owned culture institutions. As it stands, the Royal Danish Orchestra will see 14 musicians laid off outright and seven positions frozen.”
Drink beer at the National Zoo, watch Steve Martin's new musical at the Kennedy Center and attend the preview night of the Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
“Today it’s one of America’s leading companies: together with San Francisco, Pacific Northwest and Boston—Houston, some would say—it ranks in artistic success and national recognition right behind The Big Two: New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. In other words, it’s a miracle.”
“The symphony ended the 2014-15 season with a small surplus of $135,781, its second in a row, on total operating expenses of $27,952,748. This positive report follows earlier surpluses reported for the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.”
Here’s a joke for you: A wood nymph, a school marm, and a ballet student walk into a bar… … where Diane Kruger knocks them out, hides them in the bathroom, and makes a chopped salad out of their outfits. So the joke, basically, turns out to be on her. Read More...
New RCM Atrium credit John Simpson Architects The Royal College of Music's expansion and re-development continues apace. Not only has planning permission been gained for their project More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music...Show More Summary
David Binet, Board Chair of The National Ballet of Canada, today reported that company revenues were $30,851,000 with expenses at $30,806,000 resulting in an operating surplus for the year of $45,000 and accumulated surplus of $65,0...
The founding mother of ballet in Cuba recalls her early training and career, convincing Fidel Castro to fund a professional national company, and convincing skeptical parents that ballet could be a career. (video)
“There seems to be this cross-fertilisation going on that’s never happened before. The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, our two biggest ballet companies, are commissioning contemporary choreographers more and more to work with them. Things are getting blurred in a way and and the dancers are having to be very versatile to take on […]
Caroline Thomson, who was a deputy director general and chief operating officer at the BBC before coming to ENB in 2013, will depart next April “to focus on her non-executive work with other organisations.”
English National Ballet has announced that Caroline Thomson will step down next year as executive director after three highly successful years in the job. Caroline, a former deputy D-G of the BBC should have succeeded Mark Thompson in 2012 at the national broadcaster, but they’d never had a woman D-G and they weren’t about to […]
See what it’s like to lace up pointe shoes and pirouette like Canadian ballerina Sonia Rodriguez. The National Ballet of Canada principal dancer (and wife of skating legend Kurt Browning) takes you for a twirl. The post What it feels like to dance like National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Bold decisions are at the core of great artistic directorship. And Tamara Rojo, the ballet star leading English National Ballet,… The post Entertaining romp appeared first on The Spectator.
“For the second year, five top ballet companies from around the world” – Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet (plus pre-recorded half-hour programs by Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet) – “are joining for a day of free live streaming of their work, rehearsals, and performances.”
Natalie Portman steps out with her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, at the Ballet National de Paris Opening Season Gala on Thursday (September 24) at Opera Garnier in Paris, France. “The audience still feels too elitist to me in some of these houses,” Benjamin told WWD. “People are afraid of coming to this theater. My vision [...]
As part of his Dead Buildings 2.0 Project, Didier Faustino built a camera system to record Cubans exploring the National School of Ballet in Havana. All images via Didier Faustino. "The building is a collection of memories." In Cuba, few...
Musician and actor Martin Kemp presented staff at the RAF Museum in Colindale with a National Lottery Award trophy. The star of Spandau Ballet hits like ?Gold? and ?True? famously took to the skies back in 2008 for Martin Kemp: The Battle of Britain. Show More Summary
“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