Brigitte Lefèvre Retires

"Classical technique is the basis, the foundation, for all our work at  Paris Opera. Through this foundation they go beyond and show that dance is not some dusty old art form but relates to today. I see the art of the dance today."- Brigitte Lefrèvre Having taken over from Patrick Dupont in 1995, Paris Opera dance director... Continue Reading →

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Lessons learned from Tamara Rojo

To celebrate the centenary of the establishment of Anna Pavlova at Ivy House, in North London, many events have been organised this year. In March, the Ensemble Group organised the Anna Pavlova Gala, which was artistically directed by Wayne Eagling. Other dance events were also organised by the Royal Opera House such as "An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova".... Continue Reading →

—ctrl+alt+dança

I have discovered CTRL+ALT+DANÇA during my searches on dance on the Internet. So, I have started following their publications which make me think deeply about dance in Brazil. Following the contemporary line, the site brings us news on events, reviews and essays that give rise to thoughts on the role that dance plays in that country. I... Continue Reading →

Laurent Hilaire on Rudolf Nureyev and La Bayadère

"... the premiere of La Bayadère was more than a ballet for Rudolf and everybody around. This is the idea that I love about La Bayadère — that you have someone approaching death, who is dying, and instead of his death, he gives us this wonderful ballet." - Laurent Hilaire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfTwzZIZ1JI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0RxeVWRCyI

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 →

Aurélie Dupont About the Dancing Career

"Never forget who you are while doing this magnificent job. Dancers are crafters; it requires huge amounts of work. You must be interested in other forms of art to enrich and inspire you. Respect your partners and those who work with you. Stay humble because you know there is always someone who can be better... 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 →