September 2013
Degeneration von einem Engel (video), Pixels & Presence, Performance Centre Eskus, Helsinki, 6.9.2013.© Photo by Johanna Nuutinen.

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Man fails to break. Man changes.

There is joy in repetition. Repetition that goes beyond my perceived limits. Repetition that on paper sounds like something that would not be possible for the person I think I am.

Jonathan Bond and Joseph Kudra in Jiri Kylian's Indigo Rose.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Indigo Rose

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

ZooNation in Unplugged.© ZooNation. (Click image for larger version)

ZooNation – Unplugged – London

In short, it was foot-tapping fun!

Ashley Bouder as Choleric with Robert Fairchild and Adrian Danchig-Waring in The Four Temperaments.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

New York City Ballet – Black & White Balanchine bill – New York

What most struck me on this particular evening was the transparency, and clarity of intention, that marked each work.

The Dance Odysseys poster image.© Graham Wylie. (Click image for larger version)

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival – 4 days of total dance immersion with Scottish Ballet and others…

Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with reviews on 20 dance works by Scottish Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, James Cousins and Rosie Kay. Also thoughts on 4 rare films and links to much video material and many other reviews. It’s big!

Matthew Golding with DNB in Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge.© Dave Morgan/DanceTabs edit. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Golding to Join The Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Matthew Golding is to join the Company as a Principal in February 2014. His first performance will be on 27 March dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

Emma Fisher, Ellen Yilma, Viola Vicini in Linear by Travis Clausen-Knight.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance – Random Works, from 10 Choreographers – London

The most successful pieces of the evening are – perhaps not coincidentally – those least directly indebted to McGregor’s movement volcabulary and compositional style.

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild in Spectral Evidence by Angelin Preljocaj.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

New York City Ballet – Fall Gala – New York

Amid all the fuss about the costumes, the choreogaphy paled… What a joy, then, to see a section of Western Symphony, with those marvelous frou-frou tutus by Karinska and that euphoric outpouring of Balanchine’s’ crisp, witty steps.

Aoi Nakamura, Christine Gouzelis, Mafalda Deville and Paul Blackman in Justitia.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Jasmin Vardimon Company – Justitia – London

A major triumph throughout the work is a seamless integration of dance with all other theatrical elements.

Leanne Stojmenov in Cinderella.© Jeff Busby. (Click image for larger version)

Australian Ballet – Alexei Ratmansky Cinderella premiere – Melbourne

This Cinderella, the hotly anticipated centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2013 season, is sensationally, luxuriantly, and extravagantly beautiful…

Eun Won Lee in Don Quixote.© Sunkyung Jang. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Korea National Ballet in Don Quixote

Gallery by Sunkyung Jang

Edward Watson in The Metamorphosis.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Arthur Pita – The Metamorphosis – New York

The Contortions of Contemporary Ballet, Put to Use… for a while.

ENB poster image for Le Cosaire.© English National Ballet. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet Needs You To Get Piratey – Le Corsaire & International Pirate Day

English National Ballet is encouraging people in the UK to join in with International Pirate Day*, the annual event held on September 19… and herald the arrival of the pirate ballet Le Corsaire.

Christine Gouzelis in Justitia.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Jasmin Vardimon Company in Justitia

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou

Virginia Johnson.© Rachel Neville. (Click image for larger version)

Virginia Johnson – Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Wherever Virginia Johnson goes, she seems to travel on a cloud, with a kind of regal composure few possess in our day. She appears imperturbable…


YBSS Star-Studded Summer Gala – 29 September 2013, Sadler’s Wells

STOP PRESS – SERGEI POLUNIN is performing… Yorkshire Ballet Summer School is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a star-studded, glamorous gala evening at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday September 29th.

Mark Bruce.© Mark Bruce.

Mark Bruce – Choreographer and Company Director

5 Questions to Mark Bruce about his up and coming premiere and UK tour of ‘Dracula’….

Ye Lim Choi and Sung-Woo Han in Giselle, Act 2 Pas de Deux:.© Sunkyung Jang. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Seoul International Dance Competition, 10th Anniversary Gala

20 pictures by Sunkyung Jang

Reaching for something better - Jarkko in a performance of Re-Touch.© Jukka Kontkanen. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Agitator Borealis

“It’s all so ridiculous. This dancing thing.” The great Jarkko Lehmus has a new blog with us and he’s just as outspoken as ever…

Two Guest Artists – lana Salenko & Evgenia Obraztsova – Announced For The Royal Ballet’s Autumn Season

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, is delighted to announce that two Guest Artists will be performing with the Company this Autumn – Evgenia Obraztsova and lana Selenko

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