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004 dt april-2014

Inside this month:

Zoë Anderson talks to Tamara Rojo

Margaret Willis meets Boris Eifman and Francesca Hayward

Dominic Antonucci reflects on the use of mirrors in the daily life of a ballet dancer

Neil Norman wonders where are all the ballet movies?

And much more

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Dancing Times - News

Ten-year plan for Sadler's Wells:

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

sadlerswellsbelindalawleyAs well as proposals for a new performance space, Sadler’s Wells today announced its aims for the next ten years.

New dance space for Sadler's Wells:

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

alistair-spaldingchugoglendinningAlistair Spalding (pictured), artistic director and chief executive of London dance venue Sadler’s Wells, today announced plans for a new performance space. His ten-year plan for the expansion of Sadler’s Wells is backed by a commitment to invest £5 million in commissioning new dance works.

Director and choreographer John Neumeier has extended his contract with the Hamburg Ballet for another four years.

The Russian newspaper Izvestia has published an interview with Vera Dorofeeva, who has been replaced by Nikolai Tsiskaridze as Rector of the Vaganova Academy.

Dmitrichenko trial begins:

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

bolshoi andrew-bayda-fotolia.comThe trial of Pavel Dmitrichenko, the dancer accused of organising an acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, has begun.

Osipova's first Manon at La Scala:

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

osipova-in-giselle-by-frederika-davisKenneth MacMillan’s Manon returns to La Scala, Milan from November 7. On November 8 and 10, Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance the title role for the first time, partnered by Claudio Coviello. Osipova, who joins The Royal Ballet as a principal this season, has already given acclaimed performances as MacMillan’s Juliet with American Ballet Theatre.

lopatkina-korsuntsev-frederikadavisRussian 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.

Something old, something new...:

Monday, 28 October 2013

spitfire-david-hughes-dance-richardfindlayFor its autumn tour, David Hughes Dance looks back to its roots, with works by Matthew Bourne, Robert Cohan and Tanja Liedtke, and forwards with Walking Shadow, a new commission from Cathy Marston.

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