It’s hard to top Morris’s dancers for spontaneity, dramatic force, and exhilarating energy. On opening night, the dancing was nothing less than brilliant: From the opening “Mad Crossing” to the concluding “Finale,” the cast commanded the stage, dancing with sheer joy and élan, compelling the audience at the end of the performance into a thunderous standing ovation.
Press statement Monday 20 February 2012 English National Ballet announced today that Artistic Director Wayne Eagling will step down at the end of the season on 11 August 2012 as the Company’s Artistic…
Come the end of 2012, this is likely to be one of my highlights of the year. It’s not often I see a show and then book to see the same cast immediately again or pester others to go. The reason is that Jealousy works on so many different levels…
Monica Mason has had a unique career with The Royal Ballet, having worked with every previous Director of the Company. As her final Season as Director of The Royal Ballet begins to draw to a close, the Royal Opera House Collections Spring/Summer 2012 exhibition examines and celebrates her 54 years with the Company.
The Eifman Ballet comes to the London Coliseum Tuesday 3rd April – Saturday 7th April 2012 with four performances of two UK premieres: Anna Karenina & Onegin
This was a pleasant night, pleasant for its broad content but especially pleasant because mixed bills and choreographic variety are not something normally associated with Northern Ballet. It’s a time of great hardship for all the major companies as grants are pegged back and I hope the company will continue its journey in introducing more variety like this.
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alexander Grant CBE will be held at St.Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.
Symphony in Three Movements: This collaboration of two of the giants of 20th century art (Balanchine, Stravinsky) was clearly a marriage made in heaven, and thanks to Boston Ballet’s newest production, we got to attend the nuptials.
The local audiences warmly welcomed the long-overdue return of the Hamburg Ballet which was appearing for the third time in the festival. For this 40th anniversary festival the Hamburg company brought both a plotless ballet and a narrative ballet by its renowned choreographer, John Neumeier.
30 pictures by Dave Morgan….
Not Trusting to Fate – The Frederick Ashton Foundation’s avowed purpose is to perpetuate the choreographer’s legacy. But to do so, it needs the co-operation of those to whom Ashton willed his ballets…
The Balletco Twitter account has been renamed to DanceTabs since DanceTabs is where magazine coverage continues. We think that’s what people really want to know about for the future and sadly there is just little or no Balletco news to relate going forward.
DanceTabs looks to cover dance with writers and critics of experience. It’s a shrinking world for pukka criticism and we worry about knowledgeable voices being lost in a sea of much social and blog happiness. We look to cast a sharp eye over what is happening and tell it like it is in happiness or sorrow…
One of the world’s most popular contemporary dance groups, NDT2 returns to Sadler’s Wells ahead of a UK tour with a programme including Jiří Kylián’s award-winning Gods and Dogs, NDT2Associate Artist Alexander Ekman’s Cacti and Passe-Partout by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León.
This is turning out to be a very good season for Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth. We saw a deeply moving interpretation from Scottish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells a couple of months ago, and last night, as the second half of a Royal Ballet double bill, it again looked like a masterpiece.
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor returns with his dynamic and ambitious FAR on 19 and 20 March 2012.