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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Grand Rapids Ballet Company presents "Movemedia."

Both programs, however, will feature a new piece by choreographer Brian Enos, who is artist-in-residence for this year’s “Movemedia.”

Over the course of the several weeks, Grand Rapids Ballet welcomed six choreographers to work with the company with uninterrupted time and studio space to explore new ideas, approaches and choreographic techniques.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

A review of the Royal Ballet in "La Bayadère" by Siobhan Murphy for Metro.

Elsewhere, the corps works incredibly hard to make the famous, hallucinatory Shades scene – a distillation of dazzling classicism – look truly transporting; Akane Takada and Fumi Kaneko’s solos are delicate delights. Gary Avis is magnificent as the corrupted, lust-fuelled High Brahmin and Alexander Campbell’s brief, explosive, final act turn as the gilded Bronze Idol is breathtaking with its lightning spins.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

The promotion of Masayu Kimoto to the rank of soloist at Vienna Ballet is noted in The Japan Times.

Hailing from Hyogo Prefecture, Kimoto pursued his ballet education in France at the respected Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse. After performing with Dresden’s Semper Opera Ballet, he joined the Vienna Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to semisoloist in 2011.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:43 PM

Sergei Polunin resurfaces in Moscow.

The reason for Polunin’s sudden departure remains unknown. But Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, which is based at the Coliseum, and a former dance partner of Polunin at the Royal Ballet, said: “Sergei is an amazing artist and a complicated man. Sometimes the price people have to pay for that level of artistry is that it is not consistent or predictable.” She expected Polunin to continue to struggle with the pressures because “he’s more intelligent than he is educated”.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

A preview of Milwaukee Ballet's "Spring Series."

Moultrie is no stranger to the Milwaukee Ballet Company. He's worked with them three times already, and the world premiere of his "Frequencies Lit" took place in 2011 with the company's production of "Three."

He's excited about bringing "Simply Sammy," which features a tantalizing mash-up of traditional ballet and tap-dancing by world-renowned hoofer Marshall Davis, Jr., to Milwaukee audiences.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

An update on Nikolai Tsiskaridze's legal dispute with the Bolshoi.

The Telegraph

Tsiskaridze petitioned a Moscow court on Tuesday to annul two written warnings he had received from the management.

Multiple reprimands can be grounds for dismissal under Russian labour law and Tsiskaridze, who was represented by a lawyer at an opening hearing on Tuesday, has said he believes the management is trying to drive him out.


Sky News

One of the Bolshoi Ballet's biggest stars is considering an out-of-court settlement with the theatre's management after suing them over his right to speak to the media.




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