The National Ballet of Japan – world premiere of Tuckett’s Macbeth and company premiere of Ashton’s The Dream
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by Wonderful Team
11M ago
The National Ballet of Japan Artistic Director, and former Royal Ballet principal, Yoshida Miyako presents the 2022-23 season with the world premiere of Macbeth by Will Tuckett and company premiere of The Dream by Frederick Ashton. Macbeth by Will Tuckett The National Ballet of Japan will perform the original ballet created by Will Tuckett, an Olivier award-winning choreographer with a remarkable international career. Of all of Shakespeare’s plays, Tuckett brings us Macbeth, a profound portrayal of prophecy, ambition, suspicion, intrigue, delirium and the psychology of a character driven to e ..read more
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Photos: Luca Vantusso captures Paris Opera Ballet Étoile, Guillaume Diop
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by Wonderful Team
11M ago
Paris Opera Ballet’s Guillaume Diop was promoted last month to the highest rank of “Danseur Étoile” on stage at the LG Arts Center in Seoul, following the performance of Giselle. Guillaume’s promotion to Étoile from Sujet, has only been achieved by a few predecessors including, Laurent Hilaire in 1985, Manuel Legris in 1986 and Mathieu Ganio in 2004. Enjoy photos of Guillaume Diop from dance photographer Luca Vantusso. Photo (c) Luca VantussoPhoto (c) Luca VantussoPhoto (c) Luca VantussoPhoto (c) Luca Vantusso The post Photos: Luca Vantusso captures Paris Opera Ballet Étoile, Guillaume D ..read more
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La Biennale di Venezia Dance 2023 – The chemistry of dance. Altered States – Directed by Wayne McGregor
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by Wonderful Team
11M ago
The chemistry of dance. Altered States – the title of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Dance (13 – 29 July), is the third chapter that director Wayne McGregor continues to explore this discipline of motion, in dialogue with techno culture and the most advanced scientific thought, and in a perceptional relationship with the audience. “The artists and art works selected for Biennale Danza 2023 – explains the British choreographer – are movement alchemists. Their work is driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and experiment both in process and performance; through improvisat ..read more
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Semperoper Ballett announces Kinsun Chan as Artistic Director
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by Wonderful Team
11M ago
Semperoper Ballett has announced Kinsun Chan will become Artistic Director at the beginning of the 2024/25 season. He succeeds Aaron S. Watkin, who becomes Artistic Director of English National Ballet after 17 years in Dresden. Also announced for the 2023/24 season include Marcelo Gomes as Artistic Company Manager and Adi Luick as Company Manager who assume joint responsibility for the Semperoper Ballett season 2023/24. Kinsun Chan, currently director of the dance company at Theater St. Gallen, is a diversely trained artist with an extensive interest in the Arts. His choreographic works ..read more
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Dutch National Ballet announces an exciting 2023/24 season
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by Wonderful Team
11M ago
Dutch National Ballet 2023/24 season opens with Four Temperaments, featuring works by four generations of top choreographers: George Balanchine and Hans van Manen, and world premieres by Ted Brandsen and Juanjo Arqués. The Dancing Dutch programme features works by important choreographers of today: Hans van Manen, David Dawson and Milena Sidorova, and for the first time Dutch National Ballet is dancing a ballet by Jiří Kylián: Wings of Wax. Another programme with works by various (contemporary) choreographers will be danced by the Junior Company. Their anniversary programm ..read more
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Podcast: Isaac Hernández, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
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by Savannah Saunders, The Wonderful World of Dance
11M ago
In this podcast, Principal Dancer Isaac Hernández shares his unique story of growing up in Mexico as one of 11 kids, being taught to dance by his father and dancing with ABT II, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, his move to English National Ballet, and the decision to return to San Francisco Ballet.  Isaac also shares his passion for inspiring the next generation of dancers in Mexico, where he has established projects that provide opportunities for future dance stars. Listen to Isaac talk about his experience of guesting around the world, and working with renowned choreographe ..read more
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Matthew Bourne’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ UK Spectacular Xmas Tour 
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by Wonderful Team
1y ago
Get into the holiday spirit this year with Matthew Bourne‘s exquisite production of Edward Scissorhands. This enchanting tale has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe since it’s premiere in 2005. Following sell-out shows in America, Australia, Korea, Japan, and Europe, Edward Scissorhands returns to the UK for the first time in nine years. Acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne is renowned for bringing classic tales to life through his unique and captivating productions, and Edward Scissorhands is no exception. The story follows the poignant journey of a young man with scissor bl ..read more
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Renowned British Choreographer Cathy Marston on her inspirations, creative process and words of advice
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by Savannah Saunders
1y ago
Renowned British Choreographer and Artistic Director Cathy Marston is world famous and critically acclaimed for her incredible works created for companies from The Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet, English National, Cuban National, Ballet Black, and so many more.  This month Marston saw the world premiere of her interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke with Houston Ballet and we had the privilege of discussing her 25 year career, her choreographic approach to creating narrative works, and her inspiration for Summer and Smoke.  ..read more
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Boston Ballet promotes these 9 talented dancers
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by Wonderful Team
1y ago
Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces nine dancer promotions for the 2023–2024 season: Soloist Chisako Oga has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer. Second soloist Sun Woo Lee has been promoted to the rank of soloist. Artists Tyson Clark, Louise Hautefeuille, Sage Humphries, Sangmin Lee, and Daniel Rubin have been promoted to the rank of second soloists. Boston Ballet II dancers Brooke Wilson and Sydney Williams have been promoted to artists of the Company. “It is a great honor to watch these talented dancers develop into wonderful and versatile artists,” said Arti ..read more
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Principal dancer Brandon Lawrence to leave Birmingham Royal Ballet for Ballett Zürich
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by Wonderful Team
1y ago
Birmingham Royal Ballet will say farewell to Principal dancer Brandon Lawrence at the end of the 22/23 season as takes his next step and joins Ballett Zürich for Cathy Marston’s first season as Director. Brandon began dancing at the age of 8, earning a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in 2006, before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2011, where his talent saw him rise through the ranks. Brandon was promoted to Soloist in 2016, First Soloist two years later, and in 2019 achieved the highest accolade of Principal. Throughout his career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Brandon has bee ..read more
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