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Mme. Hermine

Sunday, March 31

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Debra Craine reviews the Mikhilovsky Ballet in Don Quixote (subscription link):

http://www.thetimes....dard-2013_03_31

There are few things as exciting as Don Quixote. And even fewer as exciting as Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in the starring roles. The Mikhailovsky Ballet’s production, staged by Mikhail Messerer, principal guest ballet master, is the icing on the cake. Incredibly fresh and vibrant, it’s a lusty rom-com whose exuberance is overwhelming and its attention to character a treat. And everyone in the company, be they toreadors, dryads or gypsies, danced it for all it was worth.

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The National Arts Centre in Ottawa announces its coming seasons:

http://www.theglobea...115/?cmpid=rss1

Every year I pine with envy when the National Arts Centre’s new dance season is announced. Ottawa dance fans are the luckiest in the country. Once again, NAC dance producer Cathy Levy has put together four sterling series ranging from traditional ballet to avant-garde experimentation, along with two special presentations.

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