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La Sylphide

September 2015 issue

This month, we speak to two star dancers with more strings to their bows. Alessandra Ferri talks about her return to dance, while Johan Kobborg explains how he’s taken on the directorship of the Bucharest National Ballet. Elsewhere, we look at male dancing in a new book and at Birmingham Royal Ballet, find out about […]

July 2015 issue

This month, we speak to Marcelo Gomes about ballet and Matthew Bourne, to Peter Schaufuss and Li Cunxin about La Sylphide and to Richard Bonynge about ballet music. There’s also a focus on the training of young dancers, from youth ballet companies to Elmhurst School for Dance and more…            

Royal Danish Ballet dancers on tour

Principals and soloists from the Royal Danish Ballet will appear at London’s Peacock Theatre on January 9 and 10, 2015. This is part of a Bournonville Celebration tour, which will also visit the Joyce Theater in New York from January 13 to 18. It’s ten years since the Royal Danish Ballet visited London. 

Irek and Alban

Irek Mukhamedov and Alban Lendorf will be dancing in the UK this summer, appearing in the Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum. When Zoë Anderson spoke to them for July’s Dancing Times, they had plenty to say, including this discussion of choreographers.

Royal Ballet 2011-2012

2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”

Zurich Ballet in La Sylphide

Zurich Ballet is certainly adaptable. Also presently dancing William Forsythe’s Artefact, it says a great deal that they can not only turn to La Sylphide, the most enduring of Romantic ballets, but dance it with such conviction and in such authentic style.

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