The Guangzhou Ballet Troupe was started in 1994 by Zhang Dandan, a former dancer with the National Ballet of China. In the company’s inaugural performance in Vancouver, the troupe will be performing a selection of excerpts from their extensive repertoire of western ballets such as Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Don Quixote and Chinese contemporary and classical ballets such as That Day, This Moment and Butterfly Lovers.
The production opens the company’s 2011-12 season, which also includes “The Nutcracker,” “Peter and the Wolf” and “Swan Lake.” All productions are held at the Hylton center and accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.
The ballet is an interpretation of the classic short story by Washington Irving, in which Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones battle for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, and an encounter with the mysterious Headless Horseman one autumn evening tips the scales in one suitor’s favor.
Alexander Grant, whose portrayal of childlike suitors, muddled husbands, English eccentrics, pirate chiefs and Shakespearean rustics made him one of British ballet’s most beloved stars, died on Friday in London. He was 86.
His death was confirmed by Jean-Pierre Gasquet, his longtime companion. Mr. Grant had been ill for eight months after a hip operation left him hospitalized with infections and pneumonia.
Artistic director David Nixon OBE and composer Claude-Michel Schönberg worked together to come up with “Cleopatra,” a production that explores the life of one of the most powerful women in the world during her time. The captivating story debuted at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 27th September to 1st October.
Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – billed the must-see ballet of 2011 – is back on tour following a critically acclaimed debut in spring this year.
The remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons will be visiting the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 27th September to 1st October.
This new production is choreographed by artistic director David Nixon OBE to a score composed by celebrated composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, best known across the world for Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Cleopatra explores the life of arguably the most powerful woman in the world in her time, and her passionate love affairs with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar.
Paul McCartney of the world-famous Beatles band created a 50-minute long ballet called “Ocean’s Kingdom.” Unfortunately, during the performance, the audience was there to see McCartney rather than the ballet. The ballet debut received unfavorable reviews from the media.
(Reuters) – Paul McCartney’s ballet debut writing an orchestral score and tale of love about an ocean dwelling princess received poor, early reviews on Friday that called his music agreeable but the story and staging bland.
David Hallberg, a South Dakota native and one of the most talented male dancers in the world, is the first foreign dancer to become a “premier” dancer with the famed Bolshoi Ballet. He will, however, remain as a principal dancer with the New York-based American Ballet Theater.
MELISSA BLOCK, host: Russia’s legendary Bolshoi Ballet is making history. For the first time, a foreigner – an American, no less – will join the Bolshoi as a principal dancer. He is 29-year-old David Hallberg, who’s currently with American Ballet Theatre in New York.
Hallberg has wowed critics and audiences with his strength, precision, elegance and nobility on the stage. Now, he’s taking his talents to Moscow. He told me that when he got the offer, he was stunned.
The National Ballet of Canada will perform The Man in Black by James Kudelka, The second detail and Emergence by choreographer Crystal Pite at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24 at 8 pm, and a matinee on Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm.
The Diaghilev festival and Ballet Russes will be performing for the first time in the UAE at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22 September, 2011. Russian Ballet stars will present two masterpieces of the legendary impresario Sergei Diaghilev’s repertoire – Chopiniana by Frederic Chopin and Polovets Dances by Alexander Borodin.
Following its huge success worldwide the Diaghilev Festival is set for an exhilarating performance in Abu Dhabi. The ballet troupe has performed at the Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in London at the London Coliseum, as well as in all of the major cities in Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine, and now they are set to perform at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22 September, 2011.
Saturday’s concert, which closed the Fall series for the New Orleans Ballet Theatre, underscored the ambitions of the husband-and-wife creative team who founded the ad hoc troupe in 2003. Hardwick and Schramel could have pleased ballet fanatics simply by staging a series of pas de deux. Instead they presented George Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” (with spectacular live accompaniment from pianist Jesse Reeks), and balanced that effervescent celebration of Gershwin’s music, with a reprise of Schramel’s “Patriotism,” a dark-hued narrative piece about honor and ritual suicide.
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Ballet stars Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe yesterday proved they have perfected the passion of Romeo & Juliet’s tragic young lovers during a preview of the Australian Ballet’s most anticipated show of the year.
They performed the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s timeless play ahead of tonight’s world premiere of the Graeme Murphy ballet at the State Theatre.
No words are exchanged in this intense and beautiful dance spectacular, which will be performed by the entire company, incorporating six major set changes and 300 costumes from fashion master Akira Isogawa.