The Ballet v6.0 Festival has just been on at New York's Joyce Theater and Marina Harss was there for. So where are young choreographers taking contemporary ballet...?
Archive - August 2013
"Alexei Ratmansky’s Flames of Paris is a lot like Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake..." starts Jann Parry's review...
20 pictures by Dave Morgan of the Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev cast.
20 pictures by Dave Morgan
"It is performed with great commitment..." says Lynette Halewood of a Jayne Eyre ruthlessly pruned for dance...
Amy Seiwert's Sketch series is about dancers taking risks. Aimée Tsao caught up with Sketch 3 and works by Seiwert, Marc Brew and Val Caniparoli...
The Bolshoi’s glorious rising star, Olga Smirnova, was imperious...
20 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou
I said it was the must-see show of the year in 2008, and – while there are a lot of great musicals now around in the West End today - this is still one that must be seen.
There is a lack of egotism to Messerer’s work that is immensely appealing, too: unlike Nureyev or Grigorovitch, he never appears to be coercing the music or the steps into fitting his idiosyncratic vision.
...but the production isn’t so interested in motivation, more in grand effects, and those were delivered. It was a glittering, ostentatious performance, though not one to catch the heart.
Svetlana Zakharova cast - 20 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou
Do you perceive a difference between the musicality of American dancers and that of Russian dancers? AR: There is a huge difference in the musicality. I often found Russian dancers unmusical... But they have other qualities...
Grigorovich’s staging of Act III is masterly. He has the fakirs lull Solor into an opium-induced sleep in a setting that lifts away to reveal a rocky arch. Within it Solor sees a vision of Nikiya enticing him into a ballet blanc nirvana
Evgenia Obraztsova, Anna Tikhomirova, Alexander Volchkov and Semyon Chudin, Olga Smirnova casts - 20 pictures
Dekkers has some interesting ideas for collaborations with composers, visual artists and set designers, which sound good in the program notes but, at best, they remain embryonic on stage.