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Swan Lake

Guest stars with The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has announced that Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance with the company as a guest artist in Swan Lake on October 10, 13 and 25. Osipova, one of the most exciting ballerinas of her generation, will be partnered by principal guest artist Carlos Acosta.

Aladdin, Lyric Pieces for Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced its performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome for the 2012–13 season. They include the UK premiere of David Bintley’s Aladdin and Lyric Pieces by award-winning American choreographer Jessica Lang.

Monaco Dance Forum 2011: something for everyone

Surrounded by vertiginous rock-faces in the southeast corner of southern France, Monaco is where, at this time of the year, snow-capped Alps tumble into the Mediterranean. Like other city-states, the Principality survives by reaching out to the rest of the world, which its biennial dance event, Monaco Dance Forum, has been doing enthusiastically for the […]

New director for Norwegian National Ballet

Ingrid Lorentzen has been appointed director of the Norwegian National Ballet, starting on August 1, 2012.

Dance this week: Peking opera to polar bear

The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (pictured) opens at the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday, August 19.

Dance this week

The Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China return to the UK this week. The company’s unique view of Swan Lake is at the London Coliseum from Tuesday 9 until Sunday, August 14, with further performances at the  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Birmingham Hippodrome next week. The company use the ballet as a framework for impossible feats. In the […]

Dance this week: more from the Maryinsky

The Maryinsky Ballet continue their London season this week, dancing the Homage to Fokineprogramme at the Royal Opera House tonight. Casting includes Anastasia Petushkova as the Firebird, plus Viktoria Tereshkina and Vladimir Shklyarov in Scheherazade.

Dance this week: stage roundup

Napoletango, a blend of Argentine tango and Neapolitan song, comes to the London Coliseum from Thursday until Saturday. The show has had sellout runs in Italy, and kicks off an international tour with these London performances. (You can read an interview with Napoletango star Pablo Moyano in our current issue.)

Dance this week

We welcome The Maryinsky Ballet, whose London summer season opens at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden tonight.

Tchaikovsky Ballets in St Petersburg

St Petersburg in winter is truly magnificent – crystal-clear days (if you are lucky), frozen canals and plenty of snow, which means near-empty museums and restaurants – all made for an unstressful life. In contrast, the cultural life of this great city continues unabated, theatres full of eager audiences.

English National Ballet in 2011

English National Ballet has announced its 2011 performances at the London Coliseum.

BalletLORENT in Blood, Sweat and Tears and Northern Ballet in Swan Lake

Liv Lorent is not a choreographer afraid of dealing with intensely personal emotions. Her company’s new work Blood, Sweat and Tears, which premiered in Newcastle in January and is now embarked upon a national tour, took shape from her own experiences of becoming a first-time mother and tells of those early joy-and-terror-filled stages of parenthood. […]

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