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Asylmuratova resigns from Vaganova Academy

Izvestia reports that Altynai Asylmuratova has resigned as artistic director of the Vaganova Academy. 

Johan Kobborg to direct National Romanian Ballet

Johan Kobborg has been appointed director of the National Romanian Ballet. He will take up his new post in February 2014. The announcement came after the first night of Kobborg’s production of La Sylphide for the company, which opened on December 7.

Strictly speaking

Week 11 If there’s one thing guaranteed to rile up our largely unflappable tea-drinking nation, it is a flagrant breach of fair play. We might rail at, rebel against or surreptitiously mock those in authority, but, on the whole, we are comforted by the thought of an established system with comprehensible rules and a general […]

Bolshoi trial: verdicts

Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants have been found guilty of attacking Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. In January, acid was thrown in Filin’s face, scarring and nearly blinding him. Dmitrichenko has received a six-year jail sentence.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour

The line-up for Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour has now been confirmed.

Strictly speaking

Week 10 “We will not have another disaaaahstrous week,” they said. “We will have jazz hands, and the movie musical equivalent of Stars in Their Eyes, and Ann Summers’ take on a Disney dressing-up box!” they said. “We will have props, and pizzazz, and incongruous ghostly backing dancers, and the hills will be alive with […]

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