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Bolshoi Ballet summer season, London 2016

The Bolshoi Ballet has announced a three-week summer season at the Royal Opera House, London in 2016. The season opens with Don Quixote from July 25 to 28, followed by Swan Lake (July 30 to August 2, August 8 to 9). The repertory also includes Jean-Christophe Maillot’s The Taming of the Shrew on August 3 […]

Benois de la Danse 2015

The laureates of this year’s Benois de la Danse have been announced, with The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Tale dominating the prize.

UPDATED: Ivan Vasiliev to dance in Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Ivan Vasiliev is to dance in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 7.

Osipova’s first Manon at La Scala

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon returns to La Scala, Milan from November 7. On November 8 and 10, Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance the title role for the first time, partnered by Claudio Coviello. Osipova, who joins The Royal Ballet as a principal this season, has already given acclaimed performances as MacMillan’s Juliet with American Ballet […]

La Scala ballet season 2013-14

The Ballet of La Scala, Milan has announced its plans for the 2013–14 season. It will open on December 17 with an evening of works by Alexei Ratmansky, including Concerto DSCH, Russian Seasons and a new work. Performers will include Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru.

UPDATED The Bolshoi in London

The Bolshoi Ballet has announced repertory and some casting for its London season, which runs from July 29 to August 17 at the Royal Opera House. The visit will include guest performances by former Bolshoi stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (pictured), plus the first foreign performances of the company’s new Sleeping Beauty.  

Mikhailovsky Sleeping Beauty live online

The Mikhailovsky Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty will be shown live on the company’s website today. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Svetlana Zakharova will dance Aurora, partnered by Leonid Sarafanov. The performance starts at 7pm St Petersburg time (3pm in Britain). The high definitition film will be available online for 24 hours after the performance. See […]

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