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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 [...]

Alexei Ratmansky: Greatest Hits & Photo Gallery

by Emilia & Linda on March 11, 2013

We have a new guest post up on the Royal Opera House blog, with snippets of five of Alexei Ratmansky’s coolest ballets: 24 Preludes, part of the Royal Ballet’s current mixed programme that includes George Balanchine’s Apollo and Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum, offers audiences the opportunity to experience Alexei Ratmansky’s first work for a UK company. Much [...]

The Firebird, In the Night & Raymonda Act III: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on January 19, 2013

The awesome Alice Pennefather shares with us her latest batch of images, taken at the general rehearsal for the Royal Ballet’s most recent triple bill, which marked principal dancer – and new mom! – Mara Galeazzi‘s return to the stage. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy [...]

Postcards from San Francisco

by Emilia & Linda on September 13, 2012

As San Francisco Ballet takes residence at Sadler’s Wells this Friday, we caught up with principals Davit Karapetyan, Vanessa Zahorian and Yuan Yuan Tan who gave us a flavour of what we can expect from the company’s first London visit since 2004: Davit Karapetyan & Vanessa Zahorian: Davit proposed to fellow principal – and his [...]

Lyric Pieces

by Emilia & Linda on September 10, 2012

“My creative process is the same no matter the genre of dancer I am working with, but the outcome of what I make and the movement I make is very different because ballet dancers and modern dancers are still very far apart in their esthetics”. Jessica Lang From the use of both ballet and modern [...]

BRB in Rehearsal for David Bintley’s Faster

by Emilia & Linda on June 27, 2012

We recently dropped by Birmingham to catch Director David Bintley in action, rehearsing the dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet for his new Olympics-inspired ballet Faster. David’s piece is being unveiled as part of Summer Celebration, a mixed bill that also includes The Grand Tour and Ashton’s The Dream. Faster features a brand new score by [...]