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A Suite of Dances

Stag Night at The Royal Danish Ballet

by cstalcott on May 25, 2010

When we spoke to choreographer Kim Brandstrup earlier this year we were intrigued by his ongoing project with The Royal Danish Ballet, a company we have been lucky enough to visit recently. Kim was working on two matching ballets, one all-male, another all-female which would premiere days apart in different mixed bills. When we found [...]

Mr. Brightside

by Linda on December 7, 2009

19th century ballet had no qualms about favoring the ballerina over the danseur. The bulk of the classical repertoire seemed intent on relegating male dancers into partnering or brief virtuoso solos tailor-made for a particular dancer (think Cecchetti‘s Bluebird). But the 20th century saw balance  restablished with a generation of danseurs like Nureyev and Baryshnikov [...]

Bring It On Home

by Emilia on May 18, 2009

Now that we know what both the Royal Ballet’s and the Sadler’s Wells’ 2009/2010 dance seasons look like, it’s time to start penciling in dates, drawing cast plans, organizing bookings and, most importantly, cancelling any previous engagements. Because the autumn/winter dance season, after the starvation of summer months, supersedes anything else we may have had [...]