The Kings of the Dance

The Kings of the Dance which was produced by Sergei Danilian in 2006, was originally performed by Angel Corella, Johan Kobborg, Ethan Stiefel and Nikolay Tsiskaridze. When the project began to unfold, the people involved had in mind to gather the crème de la crème of the ballet world to explore the skills and attributes... Continue Reading →

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Ballo della Regina

 “Ballo” is a very classical ballet at high speed. Virtuosic steps at full throttle; it’s a very joyful happy, uplifting ballet. The music is so full of energy, it gives you oxygen. It’s a wonderful example of Balanchine being more neoclassical and expanding his dance vocabulary." - Merrill Ashley   On 12 June last, the dancers did... Continue Reading →

Johan Kobborg’s Sylphide

"... La Sylphide choreographed by  August Bournoville is one of the most famous ballets of the Romantic era. Johan Kobborg's production is steeped in the greatest traditions of the  Bournonville style and training of which he himself is an expert exponent." - Monica Mason The  Royal Ballet  of London has included one more gem in its repertory this season: La Sylphide. As part... Continue Reading →

Something Essentially English

"There exists in my imagination a life in the country of eternally late spring, a leafy pastorale of perpetual sunshine and the humming of bees—the suspended stillness of a Constable`s landscape of my beloved Suffolk, luminous and calm." - Sir Frederick Ashton This spring, the Royal Opera House has included in its program the unforgettable La Fille Mal... Continue Reading →

Anna Pavlova Gala in London

Whenever  I watch a ballet of the classical repertoire, I remain totally amazed. The scenery, the music, the costumes, the pantomime, corps of ballet synchronicity, and the incarnation of the character ... Well, I simply love it all. However, I do get equally amazed when I watch a ballet gala. The beauty of the galas... Continue Reading →