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Vaslav Nijinsky

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…            

Men in Motion at the London Coliseum

Men in Motion, Ivan Putrov’s showcase of male dancing, comes to the London Coliseum from January 30 to 31.

Copenhagen Summer Dance

Running from August 5 to 11, Copenhagen Summer Dance is an open-air contemporary dance event, presenting Danish Dance Theatre and international choreographers and musicians. Performances are held in the courtyard of the Copenhagen Police Headquarters, Denmark. This elegant pillared space (pictured) has become familiar to audiences around the world from the award-winning Danish television crime […]

Nijinsky’s daughter receives financial recognition for The Rite of Spring

Tamara Nijinsky, the 93-year-old daughter of Vaslav and Romola Nijinsky, is to receive legal recognition for her father’s celebrated ballet, The Rite of Spring, at the centenary performance in Paris this month.

Rite talking

As part of a year-long festival dedicated to 20th century music, London’s Southbank Centre is holding a number of talks and film shows relating to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

A century of spring

The Rite of Spring had its infamous first performance on May 29, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Igor Stravinsky’s music and Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography (pictured) caused an outcry. A century on from that riotous evening, The Rite of Spring will be celebrated around the world, with ballets, concerts, education projects and more.

Boston Ballet in London

Boston Ballet will visit the London Coliseum from July 1 to 7, 2013, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. There will be two programmes in the London season, including ballets by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe and Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jorma Elo. The season will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic […]

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