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Ballet Around the World

Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin

by Emilia on April 14, 2014

At the start of the Ratmansky/Welch double bill at Staatsballett Berlin last week, Linda and I did our maths while enjoying a drink at the Schiller Theatre: together, we have now seen 22 Ratmansky works, having travelled over 9,000 miles (excluding the miles on the way back!) for them. Namouna, a Grand Divertissement, originally made for [...]

An Interview with Alban Lendorf

by MetteWindberg on April 7, 2014

It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. I’m queuing for a drink, and so is a young couple right in front of me. It seems to be a classic situation: she is a ballet-lover and has brought her boyfriend/date/crush along. And just like the rest [...]

Kings of the Dance, a programme that seeks to showcase the artistry, style and power of some of today’s most celebrated male dancers – think Marcelo Gomes, Leonid Sarafanov and Ivan Vasiliev - has been on the road since 2006. Yet, surprisingly, this is its London debut. Ahead of performances at the Coliseum this week, we caught up [...]

5 Ballet Movies to Watch Around Christmas

by wschuster on December 20, 2013

Just in time for your Christmas holidays, we spotlight five recent ballet films that plug at our heartstrings, and that are great real-life alternatives to the usual reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life: 1) Dancing in Jaffa - Directed by Hilla Medalia: “May I have this dance?” –“With pleasure!” Decorated ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine takes his [...]

Houston Ballet in New York

by HarperWatters on November 13, 2013

Hey readers! I am so excited to be back and writing, because I have so much to share. No it isn’t my Halloween costume or what roles I got this year in The Nutcracker, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations and shows of Houston Ballet’s recent tour to New York! Early October – Tour [...]

Melissa Barak – L.A. Moves

by wschuster on October 23, 2013

From L.A., Wiebke catches up with Melissa Barak during a rehearsal to talk about Barak’s life as a female choreographer and artistic director of her own ballet company: The dance scene in Los Angeles is currently abuzz with emerging talent, and Melissa Barak is leading the way. One of the L.A. Times’s ‘Faces to Watch in [...]