On October 1, the first ever World Ballet Day will see an unprecedented collaboration between five of the world’s leading ballet companies: the Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.
Kevin Berry, who wrote for Dancing Times and Dance Today for many years, sadly died on August 12, after living with cancer for several years. A memorial celebration for Kevin was held at 2.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House in Airton, near Skipton, Yorkshire on September 21.
William Forsythe is to create a new work for the Paris Opéra Ballet, Stéphane Lissner has told Le Monde. The world premiere will be created for the 2015-2016 season, Benjamin Millepied’s first as director of dance at the Paris Opéra.
Our September 2014 issue is here! As dancers and dance schools come back for the new season, we welcome the new academic year with features on training with the BalletBoyz, in Germany and in Russia, plus designer Jérôme Kaplan’s work in dance and ballerina Alicia Markova celebrated at Ivy House. We think there’s an autumnal look to our gorgeous cover, which shows Scottish Ballet’s Andrew Peasgood and Luciana Ravizzi: the company’s autumn tour includes the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.