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Six Reasons Why Ratmansky Rocks…

by Emilia & Linda on September 25, 2013

…Other than the fact that he is – as revealed today – among the recipients of a “genius” grant? Well, if you need more reasons, take a look at our new guest blog for Behind Ballet (The Australian Ballet’s official blog), originally published ahead of Ratmansky’s brand new Cinderella for the company and reproduced below with plenty of [...]

Touring with Boston Ballet

by shelbyelsbree on July 4, 2013

Tours are always an exciting way to get to know your company in a more personal, ‘out of the box’ way than what the daily grind will allow… New studios, stages, surroundings…new audiences to inspire and to appreciate your hard work with fresh eyes… I find that as creatures of habit, routine and daily ‘norms’ [...]

Fifty Years of Boston Ballet

by Brian on July 2, 2013

One of North America’s premier ballet companies, Boston Ballet, is celebrating a milestone in its rich history…  its 50th anniversary. With a repertory that ranges from the classical and neoclassical works of Petipa and Balanchine to the more contemporary works of Jiří Kylián and resident choreographer Jorma Elo (just to name drop a few), the company is marking the [...]

Ballets by Ratmansky

by Emilia & Linda on May 31, 2013

A case of incurable Ratmansky Fever means we continue to chase the choreographer’s new works around the globe, so make sure to check back in with us next week for our thoughts on his new trilogy set to Shostakovich and premiering during ABT’s Met season tonight. We’ll be there. Meanwhile, taking our cue from assorted [...]

The Mikhailovsky Ballet kicks off its London residency this week. In its third appearance at the Coliseum (where it previously performed in 2008 and 2010) and with an impressive roster of principal dancers that includes Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Leonid Sarafanov, as well as guest artists Polina Semionova and Denis Matvienko, the Mikhailovsky is ready to show us ballets [...]

Birmingham Royal Ballet Presents Aladdin

by Emilia & Linda on March 20, 2013

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Aladdin has its London premiere this evening. The newest family-friendly ballet to hit town, David Bintley’s new production aims to attract audiences of all ages by working with a well-known story, high production values, catchy tunes and the full company on display. A co-production with Houston Ballet, Aladdin has designs by Dick Bird and costumes [...]