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Yumiko Takeshima’s Farewell Performance in Dresden

by Emilia & Linda on April 21, 2014

Tomorrow, principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima says farewell to Semperoper Ballett dancing the Giselle choreographer David Dawson created on her. You might already know Yumiko from her legendary brand of leotards, but she is also an established costume designer, having collaborated with choreographers like David Dawson, Jorma Elo and William Forsythe. Yumiko chatted to us about the emotions she is experiencing [...]

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 Sleeping Beauty: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on March 25, 2014

Yuhui Choe and Ryoichi Hirano are one of the highlights in the current Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty revival, with Mr. Crisp singling them out for praise: “a charming and very promising debut as Aurora, with Ryoichi Hirano a Prince of attractive nobility”. Alice Pennefather captured them at the general end of last month and, at long last, here [...]

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 [...]

Men in Motion: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on February 9, 2014

Alice Pennefather was at the general rehearsal photoshoot of Men in Motion, a show that explores the history of male dancing over the last century. First presented by ex-Royal Ballet principal Ivan Putrov at Sadlers Wells, Men in Motion has now been staged in Moscow, at the Ravenna Festival in Italy and, more recently, at [...]

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 [...]