This book serves as a timely tribute to an incredible man whose vision and dedication to his art has established one of the world’s finest classical ballet systems.
Archive - June 2013
The excellence of this work comes not just with Khan’s own enormous creativity and his tour-de-force performance but in the seamless integration of the inputs of his collaborative team...
I am happy to report that the biggest discovery of the second program was The Sarasota Ballet, a company founded in 1991 and currently directed by former Royal Ballet dancer Iain Webb...
Laszlo Seregi died on 11th May 2012 at the age of 83 and, one year on, the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Covent Garden hosted a tribute to his memory.
6 pictures of a unique Rite of Spring danced by thirty 9-10 year olds. Pictures by Sim Canetty-Clarke, courtesy the Royal Opera House.
The concept might seem as dull as ditchwater but it turns out to be anything but boring. In fact, I have rarely laughed so frequently watching dance...
Award winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will all create new works for English National Ballet, as part of a programme of dance inspired by the centenary of the Great War.
Vardimon has harnessed the energy and liveliness of her diverse cast to produce a briskly-paced work which celebrates the group but still has moments which let the individuality of some of the cast shine through.
The festival elects a guest director each year; Morris is the first choreographer to get the job. The seemingly ubiquitous Morris has now taken to calling the current season “my festival”; he’s only half kidding...
It’s a celebration of American ballet from coast to coast and a vivid snapshot of its diversity of style and repertory.
Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru said farewell to the Royal Ballet in Mayerling. Jann Parry was there for an emotional night, flower throw and standing ovation...
But, this quibble aside, Zero provides yet more evidence of Willson and Clark continually pushing the boundaries of Clod Ensemble’s work into adventurous explorations.
A lasting impression of the performance was, as ever, the range of Cunningham’s vocabulary, from shape-making to intricate steps, leaps, spins and lifts, constantly surprising.
It’s a virtuoso accomplishment by all the collaborators. ...But Stravinsky’s score in this melodramatic recording, conducted by Kent Nagano, is too huge for a single figure.
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges.
I have to say that after seeing the Shostakovich Trilogy twice, and picking up many more details ...I found it very compelling indeed, especially the opening and closing ballets.