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New season at the Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its new 2019/20 season, continuing its 350th anniversary celebrations this year with new productions and much-loved classics. Among the new works is At the Hawk’s Well: a collaboration between Japanese visual artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, invited for the first time to the Paris Opéra, and choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, which features […]

Another vanishing act from Polunin?

Sergei Polunin, already notorious for leaving companies at short notice, has apparently been dismissed from Stanislavsky Ballet, according to reports from Moscow.

National Dance Awards: nominations announced

Nominations for the 14th National Dance Awards were announced today by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.

The first Crown Prince: David Wall interview

David Wall, who died on June 18, 2013, created the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. In 2007, he spoke to Zoë Anderson about creating and coaching the ballet. Here is the interview, from Dancing Times, April 2007.   Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling returns to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire later this month. This […]

David Wall

David Wall, one of the UK’s greatest male dancers, died on June 18, 2013. Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Tamara Rojo, director of English National Ballet, have led tributes to Wall as a dancer, teacher and coach.

Cojocaru and Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet

Principals Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012–13 season. They are leaving the company to pursue other other artistic challenges.  

Leanne Benjamin to retire

After 21 years with The Royal Ballet, Leanne Benjamin will retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season. Her last performance will be on July 10, in A Gala Evening with The Royal Ballet at the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo as part of the company’s summer tour. Her final UK performance will be […]

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.

New Royal Ballet season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon […]

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