Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband of the Queen of Denmark and a published poet, has died at 83. In 2014 and 2017 he was part of the artistic team of Verdensballetten – a Danish festival with dancers from London’s Royal Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet and Staatsballett Berlin – in which he created choreography based on […]
Graham Spicer talks to Bocca about why he's leaving and what he achieved, and to Igor Yebra, the incoming director, and Franceco Ventriglia (who recently departed the Royal New Zealand Ballet), the new adjunct artistic director.
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET BRINGS FAIRYTALE TO LIFE WITH A SINGLE KISS Audiences will be able to relive the magic of their favourite childhood fairytale when the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB)’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
"'Our main goal is really to help dancers,' says David Makhateli, a former principal with The Royal Ballet who launched the Grand Audition with his wife, dancer Daria Makhateli. With 10 artistic directors from a wide range of countries present, a dancer who might not fit one company's requirements has many more opportunities to be […]
EMOTIONS, STRUGGLES, MEMORIES FUEL STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS’ WORK From costumes to curtain call, Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division students’ creative process is put to the test... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
FREE SHARING DANCE CLASSES ANNOUNCED / ANNONCE DE COURS GRATUITS DANS LE CADRE DU PROGRAMME DANSONS ENSEMBLE For the fourth year in a row, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School and Canada’s National... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez Celebrates 20 Years With The Company Next month, award winning Principal dancer Marianela Nuñez will celebrate 20 years of dancing with The Royal Ballet. Nuñez... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The 38-year-old dancer, who has been with San Francisco Ballet for 18 years and founded and directs the contemporary company SFDanceworks, succeeds Patricia Barker, now at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
"The former Pacific Northwest Ballet star and concurrent director of Grand Rapids Ballet took over RNZB last June, and although the most troubling aspects of what has been reported, such as accusations of abusive behavior and other workplace grievances, pre-date her appointment, some complaints have been directed at her." Steve Sucato gets her side of […]
"A dark-haired beauty with a pure classical technique,... [she] was one of a golden generation of ballerinas who made the Royal Ballet into a global phenomenon in the mid-20th century."
The board of directors of the national company has commissioned an independent inquiry following the departure of more than half of of RNZB's dancers since the arrival in June of new artistic director Patricia Barker. (Another third of the dancers had left under the previous artistic director.)
Well, gall dang, a ballet company finally stood up to a disgruntled former dancer's claim of "abuse". Yeah, it happened on the other side of the world, but hey, that's a start. To a dancer's claim of constant belittlement, being...
Plus: a Swan Lake from Michael Keegan-Dolan that ditches Tchaikovsky, tutus and toe shoes
This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite. Today we talk Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist. Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Show More Summary
Corrections NZ has invited the Royal New Zealand Ballet into a women's prison to offer classes. A pair of journalists visit just as a group of inmates is getting ready for holiday performances. (audio and video)
A classic Christmas adventure.
"It's understood close to half of the current 36 dancers employed by the national ballet company will have left by the new year, not all by choice - less than six months after a new artistic director took over. It's the second year in a row the national ballet company... has gone through an […]
NUTCRACKER RETURNS WITH A FLURRY OF HOLIDAY ENCHANTMENT Join a holiday tradition nearly 20 years in the making. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB)’s Nutcracker, a Canadian Christmas staple, returns to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Catch up with Alice Pennefather’s latest photo gallery, featuring two recent Royal Ballet premieres: Twyla Tharp’s The Illustrated Farewell, an expansion of her work As Time Goes... The post Royal Ballet Winter Triple bill: a Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
Escapism of the highest quality.