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Ivan Vasiliev to choreograph for Mikhailovsky Ballet

The Mikhailovsky Ballet will dance three works by its star dancer Ivan Vasiliev, the theatre has announced. The three ballets will have their premieres at the Hermitage Theatre, St Petersburg, on April 15, April 17 and June 6.

November 2015 issue

  There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are […]

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 […]

January 2015 issue

Happy New Year! Our new January issue takes us into the New Year with an international focus, from Ballet Flanders cover stars Aki Saito and Wim Vanlessen to training from Beijing to the UK…            

November 2014 issue!

Gender is on the agenda in our November 2014 issue. We explore what it takes to be a man in dance – while BalletBoyz Ed Pearce and Adam Kirkham demonstrate male partnering on the dramatic cover photo by Hugo Glendinning – and speak to director-choreographer Susan Stroman about being a woman in the male-dominated world […]

Asylmuratova at the Mikhailovsky, Ayupova at Vaganova

Having resigned from the Vaganova Academy, Altynai Asylmuratova has taken a job at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In an oddly symmetrical move, another former Maryinsky ballerina, Zhanna Ayupova, will move from the Mikhailovsky to the Vaganova Academy.

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.

National Dance Awards: nominations announced

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

Update: changes at the Vaganova Academy

The Russian newspaper Izvestia has published an interview with Vera Dorofeeva, who has been replaced by Nikolai Tsiskaridze as Rector of the Vaganova Academy.

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 […]

Osipova to join The Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova, one of ballet’s biggest stars, will join The Royal Ballet as a principal dancer next season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, where she will be partnered by Carlos Acosta.

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum has announced its dance performances for spring and summer 2013. The programme includes visits from overseas companies the Mikhailovsky Ballet and Boston Ballet, plus seasons by Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

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