Ballet

Wendy Whelan: Ex-ballerina refuses to play it safe in her dazzling second act

Wendy Whelan, at 50, has two hip surgeries and 30 years at the New York City Ballet behind her. Given her luxurious performance Saturday with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks, in front of her lies still more dancing.<p>Retired ballet stars generally take a few select paths in their second stage of …

Entertainment

Bolshoi's controversial Nureyev ballet opens – to ovations and bans

<i>Nureyev</i>, the most notorious new production at the Bolshoi Ballet’s modern history, premiered last night in Moscow to a 15-minute standing ovation and …

Performing Arts

Nureyev premieres in Moscow with director under house arrest

Russia’s political elite enjoy ballet about famous dancer at Bolshoi Theatre but Kirill Serebrennikov is conspicuously absent<p>The most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in years has been premiered as Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre finally staged Nureyev, which tells the life story of the …

Russia

Luke Jennings’s best dance of 2017

Ballet felt a little flatfooted as contemporary dance caught the shape-shifting spirit of our times<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>In 2017, the best dance asked the hardest questions. Who are we, and what kind of world do we want to live in? Issues of loss, displacement and fractured …

Performing Arts

NYC Ballet appoints interim team during sex harassment investigation

NEW YORK — The New York City Ballet has appointed an interim team to oversee the artistic management of the company during an investigation into a …

New York City

Nureyev: Controversial 'banned' Russian ballet about gay Soviet dancer finally premieres at Bolshoi

On Saturday, five months late, Russia’s most controversial ballet in years opened at the Bolshoi.<p>“Nureyev,” which traces the life and Aids-related …

Russia

Get the 'post-Soviet' look: how Russian street style went global

Russian street style might not conjure up images of high glamour, but the look is making its mark on the global fashion industry, from the catwalk to …

Russia

Curtain to rise on a star-studded season of music, drama and comedy

TENOR Warren Mok has the honor of opening Shanghai Poly Grand Theater’s 2018 season.<p>Mok, along with Wei Song and Dai Yuqiang, is one of China’s most …

News (China)

The Nutcracker ballet: What happens backstage - CBC News | The National

There is no show more important to The National Ballet of Canada than its annual staging of The Nutcracker.<p>The time-honoured classic involves dozens …

Performing Arts

Pennsylvania Ballet delivers the Christmas magic in 'Nutcracker'

Whether it’s your first or 51st time seeing the Pennsylvania Ballet in <i>George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,</i> there’s still magic in the air.<p>The company …

Performing Arts

Project Polunin: Satori review – straight from the hurt

Coliseum, London Sergei Polunin’s intense three-part show, featuring Natalia Osipova and guests, is far from perfect but it resonates with an authentic emotional charge<p>Sergei Polunin’s <i>Satori</i>, which opened last week, is a peculiar evening of dance. It arrives on an ocean of hype, and in the wake of …

Performing Arts

10 December 2017

<i>Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.</i><p>An Hour by Hour Look at the Night TubeThings aren't quite as Geoff Marshall expected...<br>Which …

London

Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' opens with director under arrest

A controversial ballet based on the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev opened at the Bolshoi Theatre Saturday, despite an earlier premiere …

Dance

Arrested Russian Director Serebrennikov's Nureyev Ballet Premieres In Moscow

A highly anticipated Bolshoi Theater ballet about the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev has premiered while its acclaimed director, Kirill …

Russia

Total recall: performers on the art of learning your part – and the perils of 'brain farts'

Tanya Moodie attacks the script with her highlighters, Pétur Jónasson starts at the end of a score and Sarah Lamb gets a good sleep. They explain how to avoid the moment all performers dread – forgetting what comes next<p>How do actors learn all those lines? How can dancers reproduce all those steps? …

Performing Arts

Bolshoi to premiere previously canceled Nureyev ballet

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested.<p>The production's Moscow opening was canceled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet's frank …

World News

The New Swan Stone Castle of OCT / CUBE DESIGN

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A bustling area of vitality can become a city's business card and long-lasting glory, for example, the …

Swan Lake

18 Photos: Backstage with Ballet Des Moines for 'The Nutcracker'

Lead Angel Elissa Parton, 11, watches from the wings as Ballet Des Moines performs its annual production of The Nutcracker for students from area …

Performing Arts

Behold the Sugar Plum Fairy, First of Her Name, in Our First Look at Disney's Nutcracker Epic

It looks like <i>The Nutcracker</i> is getting a <i>Game of Thrones</i>-style journey through the lands of gods and men, as Disney has released the first images from …

Geek

Top five: The Nutcracker

Nothing is more festive than that colourful wooden soldier, whether he is marching under your Christmas tree, or on stage at the ballet<p>Nothing embodies the festive season more perfectly than that colourful wooden nutcracker figure - or better yet, a trip to see <i>the</i> Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s score, …

Performing Arts

The Crown season two: was Prince Philip unfaithful?

Netflix's royal drama takes on a tricky subject in season two: the rumours of Prince Philip's affairs<p>By Eleanor Bley Griffiths<p>Friday, 8th December …

Royal Family

Superdads become 'Nutcracker' Ginger Men for their daughters

It’s one of the coolest roles in “Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker.”<p>There is no audition required. No strength training. No grueling regimen …

Performing Arts

#FlashbackFriday: When the Shoe Fits, Dance in It! | NEA

Ever since 1796 when choreographer and inventor Charles Didelot attached wires to French dancers so they could skim the stage before actually leaving …

Performing Arts

Behind the scenes at The Nutcracker

The Christmas tradition continues this week with the Canadian School of Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Ballet Kelowna dancers round out the …

Performing Arts

15 Canceled Disney Princesses We’ll Never Get To See

A movie studio with a history as long as Disney’s has its share of shelved and canceled projects littering office drawers in its many offices all …

Walt Disney Company

The Nutcracker takes on new importance as corporate donations fall

The Nutcracker, which is set for its 2017 debut this weekend, comprises about one third of The National Ballet of Canada’s annual box office revenue. …

The Nutcracker

Baltimore native breaks barriers in ballet

There's no question Baltimore has a buzzing arts scene, from theaters to symphonies, but the city isn't exactly known for ballet.<p>So how did a young …

Romeo and Juliet

Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings The Nutcracker to Niagara Falls students

<b>NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) –</b> The Greater Niagara Ballet Company is kicking off a full weekend of performances of the holiday classic <i>The Nutcracker</i>, …

Performing Arts

Founder of R-rated 'Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker' hanging up his tutu

Mark-Brian Sonna is hanging up his tutu.<p>It's your last chance to see the founder of MBS Productions dance in the role he wrote for himself in the …

The Arts

'Christmas In Italy' Returns To The Stage

See what's happening in Fort Lee - check out the Patch Calendar<p>Friday, December 8 at 10:00 am<p>The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive …

New York City