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The National Ballet of China concludes its series of performances of Nureyev's "Don Quixote."

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Feng Ying, current head of NBC and a former lead dancer in Don Quixote, once studied under Nureyev himself in 1985. The ballet master once referred to Feng as a dancer with"strong characteristics and unique charm."

"We were and are still deeply influenced by Nureyev's sincere attitude toward art from the days he came to Beijing and conducted rehearsals [decades ago]," Feng told the press

 

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A preview of the new season in San Diego dance.

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There is promise in the turning of the seasons and this fall offers a bountiful selection of dance events. After a long absence and a summer of intense rehearsals, San Diego’s dance artists are excited to finally return to live performance.

 

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Gay Morris writes on this year's festival at Jacob's Pillow for DanceTabs.

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While the pandemic’s negative effects cannot be overstated, the Pillow proved that necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention. The festival has long been noted for its diversity and for an international presence, with past appearances ranging from the Royal Danish Ballet to South African dancer/choreographer Vincent Mantsoe. This year, while diversity was still at its core, performances at the Leir were limited to American companies because of travel restrictions. However, this gave groups, which are perhaps not as well-known as others, a chance to find a place in the festival, and for viewers to gain a wider idea of what is going on in dance across the country.

 

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