The London Coliseum will have a busy spring season for dance, with stars and companies including Ivan Putrov, the Kings of the Dance, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Eifman Ballet.
Leading figures in the ballet world, in St Petersburg and abroad, have protested against the unexpected appointment of Nikolai Tsiskaridze as acting rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky has announced that Nikolai Tsiskaridze is to be appointed rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina will succeed Altynai Asylmuratova as the school’s artistic director, combining the new role with her stage career. The current rector, Vera Dorofeeva, will be offered a new job. The minister indicated that Tsiskaridze will decide Asylmuratova’s future at the Academy.
Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Nikolai Tsiskaridze, who recently left the Bolshoi Theatre after several reprimands and a court case, will become Rector of the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg’s leading ballet school. The current rector, Vera Dorofeyeva, will be offered a new position.
Beijing’s second International Ballet and Choreography competition will be held from July 5 to 13. Tonight’s sold-out opening gala features San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu (pictured) alongside 2011 winners Ma Xiaodong, Zhan Xinlu, Li Renxiu and Wang Yun.
Tamara Nijinsky, the 93-year-old daughter of Vaslav and Romola Nijinsky, is to receive legal recognition for her father’s celebrated ballet, The Rite of Spring, at the centenary performance in Paris this month.
Since 2008, ballerina Alina Cojocaru (pictured) has been raising funds for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal, holding galas for Hospices of Hope. She returns to Sadler’s Wells on Sunday, May 12, with a varied repertory and plenty of starry friends.
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied will succeed Brigitte Lefèvre as director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, it has been announced. He will take up the position from October 15, 2014.
People will be spoilt for choice with on-screen performances of The Nutcracker over the Christmas period.