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.
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.
The dance programme for the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House has been announced.
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.
Darcey Bussell has been elected president of the Royal Academy of Dance, following Dame Antoinette Sibley, who retired in April after 21 years in the role.
New York City Ballet will dance in Germany for the first time in 30 years next month when it appears at Ludwigshafen’s Theater im Pfalzbau on March 12 and 13.
This Christmas, New York City Ballet’s celebrated production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine, will be screened in British cinemas on December 22 and 29.
This October, the School of American Ballet will hold its first ever London auditions, seeking intermediate and advanced students for the upcoming 2012 summer course. Auditions for male and female students will be held on Sunday, October 23 at Pineapple Dance Studios.
The Eakins Press Foundation and Ballet Society Inc. have just published the website lincolnkirstein.org to serve as the definitive and comprehensive resource for information about Lincoln Kirstein’s life and work.
The New York City Ballet did some diamond mining at the New York State Theater (April 25-June 25), when performances featured the sixth Diamond Project, a sporadically offered series of premieres established in 1992 and named after the philanthropist Irene Diamond. Dancegoers, however, tend to regard the balletic “diamonds” as potential theatrical treasures, and they do create excitement. This season, seven choreographers participated and, as I post this notice, not all have staged their works. But let’s take the choreographers thus far one by one.