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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

The Bolshoi Ballet will appear at this year's Lincoln Center Festival.

 

In their first appearance at the Lincoln Center Festival since 2000, the Bolshoi Ballet will present three evening-length ballets in the David H. Koch Theater: Alexei Fadeyechev's 1999 production of Don Quixote, based on choreography by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky; Yuri Grigorovich's 2001 production of Swan Lake; and Grigorovich's 1968 production of Spartacus.

 

 

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The Brussels-based danced company Rosas, founded by dancer-choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, will perform four works, and the Houston Grand Opera will stage Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger.

 

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:25 PM

An interview with Joan Kunsch, associate director of the Nutmeg Ballet.

 

When describing the whirlwind journey, Kunsch, who is embarking on her 22nd audition tour for The Nutmeg Ballet, said, “I undertake an itinerary that covers a good part of the continent. Last year, the cities on my itinerary took me from Boston to Anchorage and San Francisco to Birmingham, with many other studios along the way.”

 

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

Dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet visit Dubai.

 

In Paris, a full two-and-a-half hour show would consist of 150 dancers and a grand orchestra, something Paquette said the theatre in Dubai wouldn’t be able to handle at the moment — though maybe in a few years time. For now, ten soloists will perform a scaled-down and concentrated set backed by pre-recorded music. But rather than water down the impact, this format aims to engage the audience more fully without overwhelming them.

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:28 PM

A review of Jose Mateo Ballet Theater's Nutcracker by Denis Bozic for The Tech, MIT's student paper.

 

With a stage just big enough to allow room to move for all of the dancers, this show brings out the essence of The Nutcracker: Christmas spirit and warm family atmosphere. This is further emphasized by the cleverly adjusted choreography, flow of the story, and the vivacious colors of the dancers’ costumes. The intimate setting of the show allows one additional feature to the audience — seeing all of the dancers’ facial expressions and gestures up close

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

A review of the Royal Ballet in "Jewels" by Clement Crisp in The Financial Times.

 

In the final Diamonds section of Balanchine’s “applause-machine” – so Lincoln Kirstein described it – the ensemble was admirably exact, and I offer compliments to the male dancer who led the men in the right-hand (from the audience’s view) line of danseurs: an exact, dashing and musical exemplar. Laurels to him and all his colleagues. The leading couple, Lauren Cuthbertson and Rupert Pennefather, were decent, but their roles are far greater than they showed.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:33 PM

Photos and video of young dancers auditioning for the National Ballet of Canada's summer program.

 

Canada’s National Ballet School audition tour sponsored by Sun Life, was held at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Up-and-coming ballet dancers from the region had an opportunity to try out for the summer school program — 150 will be chosen from across Canada.

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

A preview of this year's lineup for Jacob's Pillow.

 

Although many NYCB dancers have appeared at the Pillow over the years, this marks the first significant group to perform there in more than 25 years.

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

An item on Precious Adams' claims of experiencing racial discrimination at the Bolshoi Academy in the AtlantaBlackStar.

Her Russian studies were complemented by a rapid immersion in the language when she was accepted to the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow and moved into the school’s dormitories near Frunzenskaya metro station in 2011, when she was just 16.

 

The school has become increasingly open to foreign students, including about 20 Americans, who are helping to bankroll the academy’s renovations by paying yearly tuition of 680,000 rubles (about $21,000)....

 



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:31 AM

A suggestion to dancers of the English National Ballet School to drop those holiday pounds on the company's Facebook page attracts comment, and not in a good way.

She said: “Our intention was certainly not to imply that the students’ weight should be a concern after the Christmas break, but can see how the comment could be interpreted in a different context. We remain committed to our... students’ health and wellbeing.”

 

The school, which has been consistently rated outstanding by Ofsted, was founded in 1988 by the English National Ballet. The two bodies are separate entities but maintain strong links.

 

 

 

 




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