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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 [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on January 25, 2014

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle is being relayed to cinemas around the world this Monday 27 January. If you are free, we would urge you to attend and witness the miraculous dancing of star principal Natalia Osipova in the leading role, and the very fine Albrecht of Carlos Acosta. Alice Pennefather captured them both at the general: [...]

The New York Experience

by HarperWatters on January 20, 2014

The 42nd Prix de Lausanne is about to kick off (26 January to 1 February). Last year, Prix finalist & contemporary prize winner Harper Watters ran a series of guest posts recalling his experiences taking part in the competition. Harper is now a dancer with Houston Ballet, and has been busy touring the globe with the company. One of [...]

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 [...]

Bringing ballet to larger audiences and reaching out to people who are either unfamiliar or have pre-conceived ideas about the art form has been the holy grail of more than one ballet company. There have been many approaches to tackling the issue, one of the most popular being ballet at the cinema, with the Bolshoi Ballet, [...]