For all its popularity Swan Lake remains one of the most challenging of the great classics – to stage as well as to perform. One only has to remember the crackpot version created by Jan Fabre for the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2002 to realise how treacherous the pond can be. It’s all the […]
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Since January 2006 the Prague Ballet Gala has become one of the most respected dance events in the Czech Republic. Hosted by the Prague International Ballet and its stimulating artistic director, Jana Kurova, the gala unites each year on the stage of the Prague State Opera dancers of various ensembles from around the world. Kurova, […]
Maryinsky Ballet in La Sylphide and a Gala Performance – December 27 & 28, 2009 Stuttgart Ballet and Opera in Orphée et Euridice – December 29, 2009 Berlin Staatsballett in The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky – January 1 & 5, 2010 Hamburg Ballet in Christmas Oratorio – January 3, 2010
Sheila Cross’ Talking Point, which we published last month, examined the Friends organisations of UK dance companies and has certainly stimulated a response from readers. With letters still arriving at the Dancing Times office, it appears many of you concur with the conclusions Sheila arrived at. It was a brave piece for her to write, […]