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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 [...]

A little under two years ago, English National Ballet seemed a stagnant company: not only had Wayne Eagling suddenly departed as Artistic Director, but faced with a 15% reduction in its funding, the company seemed overly dependent on long runs of The Nutcracker and Hollywood-inspired extravaganza Strictly Gershwin, attracting criticism along the way. Leaving aside [...]

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 [...]

It’s a great time for Petipa here in the UK, as last week’s crop of ballets shows: The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote was broadcast to cinemas, English National Ballet’s brand new Le Corsaire premiered at Milton Keynes (stay tuned for our review soon), while Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of 19th century balletic blockbuster, The Sleeping Beauty, made a welcome [...]

The Castaways: Barak Marshall Creates For Rambert

by Emilia & Linda on October 9, 2013

It’s a busy season for Rambert Dance Company: the company is getting ready to move to its new London home at the South Bank and is also premiering The Castaways, a new work by renowned US choreographer Barak Marshall. Named by the LA Times as a ‘Face to Watch’ (December 2012), Barak has choreographed all [...]

Live-tweeting the Royal Ballet’s New DonQ!

by Emilia & Linda on September 29, 2013

Tomorrow’s gala performance of Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote officially opens the Royal Ballet’s 2013/14 Season. It will be the first staging of this new Don Q. and we’ll be on site bringing you all the action: we’re teaming up with one of our favorite contributors, Dave Tries Ballet, to take [...]