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Northern Ballet spring 2015

Northern Ballet has announced its spring 2015 season, including a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins, a season of iconic love stories, a new mixed bill and the company’s latest children’s ballet, The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Get ready for World Ballet Day!

  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.

Asylmuratova resigns from Vaganova Academy

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

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.

November 2013

There is a musical theme running throughout this new issue of Dancing Times, from the letter we publish by Peter Brown on page 11 concerning new music for the dance syllabus to Stephanie Jordan’s appreciation of the Mark Morris Dance Group on page 14, and Natalie Wheen’s very personal opinion on the standards of orchestral […]

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum will have a busy spring season for dance, with stars and companies including Ivan Putrov, the Kings of the Dance, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Eifman Ballet.

Protests over Tsiskaridze’s Vaganova appointment

Leading figures in the ballet world, in St Petersburg and abroad, have protested against the unexpected appointment of Nikolai Tsiskaridze as acting rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Former rector Vera Dorofeeva and artistic director Altynai Asylmuratova were suddenly dismissed in favour of Tsiskaridze and Maryinsky ballerina Uliana Lopatkina. Tsiskaridze has since announced that Asylmuratova […]

Bolshoi acid case: Filin testifies

Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi artistic director who was injured in an acid attack, has appeared in court. On November 6, he gave evidence against dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, accused of ordering the attack.

Dmitrichenko trial begins

The trial of Pavel Dmitrichenko, the dancer accused of organising an acid attack on Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, has begun.

Vaganova Academy: Tsiskaridze and Lopatkina appointed

Russian 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 […]

Filin on stage for Bolshoi curtain call

Sergei Filin, the director of the Bolshoi Ballet, appeared on stage after last night’s performance of Jewels at the Royal Opera House, London. Filin was injured in an acid attack in January. He has had many operations in an attempt to rescue his sight.

The Mikhailovsky Ballet in The Flames of Paris

The Flames of Paris The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg – July 22, 2013 Within minutes of the curtains closing on the premiere of The Flames of Paris, dancers and staff of the Mikhailovsky Ballet were addressed onstage by the surviving son of Vasily Vainonen. He spoke softly, barely audible above the sound of […]

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