Alexei Ratmansky will choreograph a new production of The Sleeping Beauty for American Ballet Theatre [ABT] next year. The new production, which marks the company’s 75th anniversary, will be based on the production Léon Bakst created for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1921, The New York Times reports.
Natalia Osipova was injured while dancing the matinée performance Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Tetractys – The Art of Fugue on Saturday, February 8. With Osipova injured, and fellow cast member Thiago Soares unwell, The Royal Ballet was forced to cancel the evening performance of the work.
Dance and Movement Theatre ROZBARK, which performs in Bytom, Poland, will be holding auditions for male and female dancers with a minimum of three years experience for its production of This is not a love song, choreographed by Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben.
Ivan Vasiliev is to dance in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 7.
Dancer and choreographer Eleesha Drennan has won one of this year’s Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, created in partnership with IdeasTap. She will receive £30,000 and mentoring from relevant business and industry figures from Sky and the arts world. Drennan will use the funding to create a new work called Channel Rose, about “retaining our humanity in the digital age”.