★★★★✰ Whenever I see Michael Clark's company I usually come away energised and uplifted. Nobody fuses ballet to a youthful modern world like Clark does or reminds you that it's a tough technique that's been around a long time.
Tag - Diaghilev
"This is how ecstasy is danced." Kimin Kim in Concerto DSCH.
Possokhov’s Rite of Spring is a mixture of mostly good choices with a few that seem rather odd to me.
An in-depth interview with the lady who helps bring Balanchine back...
Rambert provided the marvellous quote: ‘Pavlova excited in people the desire to dance where Diaghilev inspired in people a love of ballet and a love of choreography’.
Ninette de Valois: Adventurous Traditionalist Edited by Richard Cave & Libby Worth Dance Books, Paperback 2012, 289 pages, illus., DVD £20.00 Dance Book publishers page Conference site Jann Parry report on the conference Lynette Halewood report on the conference Earlier Ninette de Valois on Balletco: ‘Invitation to the Ballet’ Exhibition (Nov 2010) Memorial Service to Royal Ballet...
On 24 May CCN Ballet de Lorraine of Nancy will premiere “La Création du Monde, 1923-2012” for the KVS Festival in Brussels. Our re-creation of the original Ballets Suédois production is the centrepiece for a new work by Congolese choreographer, Faustin Linyekula.
In a life at the BBC the director, Bob Lockyer, was an outstanding champion of dance for the camera. Now 70, he is still indefatigable in his enthusiasms
In format Suite en Blanc reminds me a little of Harald Lander's Etudes, and it certainly fulfils the same purpose in providing the company with a spectacular programme-closer. ENB may be going through a difficult period but they don't let it show on stage.
Fifty or sixty years ago, no true ballet-lover would have dreamt of visiting London without calling in at Cyril Beaumont's famous bookshop in Charing Cross Road. The great and the good of the dance world went to learn from his vast store of knowledge, to reminisce about the golden years of the Diaghilev company, or just to exchange gossip...