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Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 7:49 PM

An authority on Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle continues the 2017/18 season opening celebrations with three of the composer’s revolutionary ballets. Stravinsky sent shockwaves through classical music in the 20th century. His first three ballets – The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, all composed between 1911 and 1913 – brought a new and frenzied sense of rhythm, so […] Read More

Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 10:41 PM

PATRON HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF One of the most anticipated annual events in London’s cultural and social calendar, the Russian Debutante Ball is taking place for the fifth time on November 4, 2017. Famous artists, cultural professionals, businesspeople and everyone who is passionate about Russian culture and history will come together at the imposing Grosvenor […] Read More

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 10:30 AM

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. Set in romantic Spain, the plot unfolds as the love between Kitri and Basilio is challenged by the fruitless attempts of Kitri’s father to engineer a more lucrative match for his unwilling daughter. The excitement, […] Read More

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2017 12:15 PM

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet with students of London Russian Ballet School For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre, bringing ballet and classical music to young people in London. 700 children from Lambeth, Brent, South […] Read More

Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 10:00 AM

The world-famous ballerina Natalia Ossipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet, and portrait artist Svetlana Cameron teamed together to produce an exquisite work of art – a portrait of Natalia– due to be put up for charitable auction in aid of the foundation Gift of Life. The portrait is part of a money-cannot-buy experience lot which […] Read More

Workshop: Isadora Duncan’s Revolutionary Dance, Calvert 22, 4 June

Workshop: Isadora Duncan’s Revolutionary Dance, Calvert 22, 4 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 10:37 PM

Following her performance at the launch of the book The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde, we’re excited to welcome back London’s premiere Duncanist Julia Pond and dance artist Meg Brooker for a contemporary dance workshop as part of our season The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution. Join this intimate and inclusive group to learn about the […] Read More

I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 10:09 PM

This gala is a must for all ballet and dance fans and will star internationally renowned dancers from the world’s best ballet companies and young rising stars, performing a variety of well-loved and new dance pieces. It will be one of the ballet events of the year. All profits will go to the NK Ballet […] Read More

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/03/2017 12:00 AM

The 16-17 season of the Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season comes to an end with A Hero of Our Time, the 30th ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi to cinemas worldwide. This new work can only be seen on the Moscow stage, with Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, music by Ilya Demutsky and libretto by Kirill Serebrennikov. […] Read More

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The show will be arriving to London for the first time this May.  I.K.  How would you describe Brodsky/Baryshnikov in one sentence? Mikhail Baryshnikov. A poetic journey What made you say “yes “ to participating in Brodsky/Baryshnikov project staged […] Read More

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

The memories of the magical evening with Moscow Virtuosi had not yet faded away, when on 12th March another magnificent event organised by the Ensemble Productions took everyone by storm:  In the Steps of  the Ballets Russes. Icons of Russian Ballet  was a spectacular gala dedicated to the legacy of the legendary Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) […] Read More

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

For one evening, the Bolshoi principals take on a new challenge with audacity The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. A Contemporary Evening is an exception to the Russian company’s famous classical repertoire and will be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Sunday, March 19. For this one-time event, […] Read More

PERFORMANCE: Project Polunin at Sadler’s Wells, 14 – 18 March

PERFORMANCE: Project Polunin at Sadler’s Wells, 14 – 18 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/03/2017 12:00 AM

Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever. Now, with Project Polunin he aims to create new dance and ballet works through the collaboration of dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and […] Read More

THEATRE: Brodsky/ Baryshnikov UK Premiere at the Apollo Theatre, 3-6 May

THEATRE: Brodsky/ Baryshnikov UK Premiere at the Apollo Theatre, 3-6 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by the legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and based on the poems of  the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep down to the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. For the UK premiere, the show comes to the West End’s Apollo Theatre for a limited run of four nights only. […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Evgeny Goremykin of London Russian Ballet School. By Leah Lord.

INTERVIEW: Evgeny Goremykin of London Russian Ballet School. By Leah Lord.

BY Leah Lord POSTED 01/02/2017 12:00 AM

The London Russian Ballet School is unique in its offer of an authentically Russian ballet education in the heart of the UK capital. The school provides vocational and recreational training as well as conducting outreach work via its associated charity, Kids Love Lambeth. Leah Lord sat down with Director Evgeny Goremykin to find out more […] Read More

Free Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Live

Free Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Live

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2017 12:00 AM

Dear Readers, We are happy to announce that Picturehouse Entertainment has kindly offered us 2 pairs of free tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” screening on Sunday 22nd January at 15:00. The winners will be offered tickets to the cinema located closest to their house. You have to tell us when and where […] Read More

The Sleeping Beauty Live from Moscow Straight from the Bolshoi Theatre on January 22

The Sleeping Beauty Live from Moscow Straight from the Bolshoi Theatre on January 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2017 12:00 AM

Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Charles Perrault’s fairytale the Sleeping Beauty danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown in cinemas worldwide Sunday, January 22 at 3pm (GMT). This ballet is part of a series presenting this season three masterpieces in production by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who turned 90 years old in January. Screenings will take place in more than […] Read More

BALLET: Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017: In the Steps of the Ballet Russes at the London Coliseum, 12 March 2017

BALLET: Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017: In the Steps of the Ballet Russes at the London Coliseum, 12 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/12/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017: In the Steps of the Ballet Russes  London Coliseum  St Martin’s Lane  London WC2 12 MARCH 2017   7:00pm In the Steps of the Ballet Russes once again celebrates the glittering legacy of the legendary Ballet Russes. Much-loved favourites from the heady days of Diaghilev will be complemented by less familiar works […] Read More

BALLET: ‘The Nutcracker’ in cinemas live from the Bolshoi Theatre, 18 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/12/2016 12:00 AM

The Nutcracker in cinemas live from Bolshoi Theatre 18 December The Christmas fairytale The Nutcracker danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown in cinemas worldwide during December. This show for the family will be presented in the unique version by Bolshoi’s historical ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, who will turn 90 years old on 2 January 2017. […] Read More

QUIZ: Win two tickets to a live screening of The Nutcracker, 18 December!

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/12/2016 12:00 AM

QUIZ! The Christmas fairytale The Nutcracker danced by the Bolshoi Ballet will be shown in cinemas worldwide 18 December. Russian Art and Culture is happy to partner with Picturehouse Entertainment and offer our readers three pairs of tickets for The Nutcracker. Winners can pick the cinema of their choice. Please send your answers to the questions below to editor@russianartandculture.com. Tickets will […] Read More

BALLET: Eifman Ballet presents ‘Up & Down’ at London Coliseum, 6-10 December

BALLET: Eifman Ballet presents ‘Up & Down’ at London Coliseum, 6-10 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/11/2016 12:00 AM

Eifman Ballet Up & Down London Coliseum St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4ES 6-10 December Eifman Ballet will return to London Coliseum 6th – 10th December with the London premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman’s ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating music of George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg. Taking place in the magnificent […] Read More

REVIEW: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House by Matthew Burgess

REVIEW: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House by Matthew Burgess

BY Matthew Burgess POSTED 12/11/2016 12:00 AM

Anastasia at the Royal Opera House  By Matthew Burgess The Royal Opera House’s production of the real-life mystery of Anastasia comes to a close today. On show for just over two weeks in London, the revived 1996 ballet by Kenneth MacMillan tells the tale of the supposed Grand Duchess Anastasia, sole survivor of the assassination […] Read More

LECTURE: The Hidden Allegory of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ by Margaret Fleming-Makarian, at SCRSS, 25 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/11/2016 12:00 AM

The Hidden Allegory of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ by Margaret Fleming-Makarian at SCRSS 320 Brixton Road London SW9 6AB 7:00pm Tickets: £3.00 (SCRSS members), £5.00 (non-members) Margaret Fleming-Makarian gives an illustrated lecture on the symbolic meaning of the narrative and visual elements of Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular 1892 ballet The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is often seen simply as a fantastic […] Read More

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at By Other Means Gallery, 15 – 17 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/10/2016 12:00 AM

SPECTRA ENSEMBLE LITURGIE a ballet-opera in seven scenes by Diaghilev, Massine, Goncharova and Larionov (1915) reinvented by Stinton, Chappell, Jetzer, Muir and McGarrigle (2016) Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 December 2016 at By Other Means Gallery Unit 11, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ   ABOUT THE SHOW Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by […] Read More

NEWS: Valery Gergiev’s Latest Interpretation of the Nutcracker is Out Now

NEWS: Valery Gergiev’s Latest Interpretation of the Nutcracker is Out Now

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2016 12:00 AM

VALERY GERGIEV’S LATEST INTERPRETATION OF THE NUTCRACKER IS OUT NOW ON APPLE MUSIC & iTUNES It was at The Mariinsky Theatre that The Nutcracker was first introduced to the world. Now, almost 125 years since its premiere, and from the very same hall comes a brand new reading of Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece from Valery Gergiev. This Mariinsky Label […] Read More

BALLET: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House, 26 October—12 November

BALLET: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House, 26 October—12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

Kenneth MacMillan created the one-act ballet Anastasia for Deutsche Oper Ballet in 1967. He was inspired by the true story of Anna Anderson, a woman who believed herself to be Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and the only survivor from the assassination of the Romanovs in 1918. Leaving the audience to decide the […] Read More

BALLET: “Celebration!” with London Russian Ballet School and the Bolshoi at Sadler’s Wells, 30 October

BALLET: “Celebration!” with London Russian Ballet School and the Bolshoi at Sadler’s Wells, 30 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/09/2016 12:00 AM

“Celebration!” with London Russian Ballet School and the Bolshoi At Sadler’s Wells 30 October at 7:30pm Following the sixtieth anniversary summer tour of the Bolshoi Ballet, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) formed an association with the Bolshoi Ballet and together we will perform Celebration! at Sadler’s Wells on 30th October with three further performances planned for […] Read More

BALLET: London Russian Ballet School at Cadogan Hall, 30 September

BALLET: London Russian Ballet School at Cadogan Hall, 30 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/08/2016 12:00 AM

London Russian Ballet School Soul of Dance At Cadogan Hall 30 September at 7:30pm   Act I – A Festival of Chopin Act II – Journey through the world of Russian folk dance Evgeny Goremykin – artistic director Teona Charkviani – choreographer Dance lovers will be thrilled by this evening of the unexpected and the exhilarating. Chopin needs no introduction […] Read More

BALLET: St Petersburg Ballet’s Swan Lake at Edinburgh Playhouse, 1-3 September

BALLET: St Petersburg Ballet’s Swan Lake at Edinburgh Playhouse, 1-3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/08/2016 12:00 AM

One of the most famous ballets of all time, Swan Lake, with Irina Kolesnikova as the enchanting Odette, opens on Thu 1 September for a limited 3 night run at Edinburgh Playhouse. Undoubtedly the most famous and beautiful of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is the time-honoured tale of love, fate and tragedy that has […] Read More

Ballet: Bolshoi Ballet- The Bright Stream at Phoenix Cinema, 6 November 2016

Ballet: Bolshoi Ballet- The Bright Stream at Phoenix Cinema, 6 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2016 12:00 AM

Bolshoi Ballet- The Bright Stream at Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Rd, London N2 9PJ 6 November, 3 PM Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Libretto: Adrian Piotrovsky and Fyodor Lopukhov Cast: Svetlana Lunkina (Zina), Mikhail Lobukhin (Pyotr), Maria Alexandrova (the Ballerina), Ruslan Skvortsov (the Ballet Dancer), Denis Savin (the Accordionist), Alexei Loparevich (the Old Dacha […] Read More

EVENT: The Story of Russian Ballet with Rosamund Bartlett at St. Matthews Church, Cheltenham, 16 & 30 November 2016

EVENT: The Story of Russian Ballet with Rosamund Bartlett at St. Matthews Church, Cheltenham, 16 & 30 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/07/2016 12:00 AM

The Story of Russian Ballet with Rosamund Bartlett at St. Matthews Church, 44 Clarence St, Cheltenham GL50 3PL (opposite museum) 16 & 30 November, 10:30 AM – 3 PM  The first day will cover Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Pavlova and the golden age of the Imperial Theatres. Explore the early history of Russian ballet, the establishment of the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: David McAllister on The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

INTERVIEW: David McAllister on The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

BY Alexei Ratmansky POSTED 21/07/2016 12:00 AM

David McAllister is the Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet since July 2001. He joined the ballet company in 1983 and became Principal Artist in 1989. His many principal roles with the company included those in Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Sentimental Bloke, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, Sinfonietta […] Read More

BALLET: Bolshoi Ballet- The Golden Age at Phoenix Cinema, 16 October 2016

BALLET: Bolshoi Ballet- The Golden Age at Phoenix Cinema, 16 October 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/07/2016 12:00 AM

Bolshoi Ballet- The Golden Age at Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Rd, London N2 9PJ 16 October, 4:00 PM Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favourite […] Read More

BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Opera House, 21 December 2016 – 14 March  2017

BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Opera House, 21 December 2016 – 14 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2016 12:00 AM

The Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD 21 December 2016 – 14 March  2017 Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty […] Read More

BALLET: The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, 23 November 2016 – 12 January 2017

BALLET: The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, 23 November 2016 – 12 January 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2016 12:00 AM

Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9DD 23 November 2016 – 12 January 2017 The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, […] Read More

BALLET: Anastasia at Royal Opera House, 26 October – 12 November 2016

BALLET: Anastasia at Royal Opera House, 26 October – 12 November 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2016 12:00 AM

Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia at Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9DD 26 October – 12 November Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution. Kenneth MacMillan created the one-act ballet Anastasia for Deutsche Oper Ballet in 1967. He was inspired by the true story of Anna […] Read More

BALLET: Eifman Ballet – UK Premiere of Up & Down at London Coliseum, 6 – 10 December 2016

BALLET: Eifman Ballet – UK Premiere of Up & Down at London Coliseum, 6 – 10 December 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2016 12:00 AM

Eifman Ballet – UK Premiere of Up & Down at London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES 6 – 10 December, Tue – Sat 7.30pm & Sat 2pm matinee Eifman Ballet will return to London Coliseum 6th – 10th December with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman’s ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating […] Read More

BALLET: Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet at Southbank Centre, 1 – 5 August 2017

BALLET: Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet at Southbank Centre, 1 – 5 August 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2016 12:00 AM

BALLET: Romeo and Juliet at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX 1 – 5 August 2017 Shakespeare’s heart-breaking tale, Nureyev’s blazing ballet We bring the world’s greatest love story to the Royal Festival Hall, with Rudolf Nureyev’s inventive and passionate choreography and Prokofiev’s exhilarating score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. […] Read More

BALLET: Her Name Was Carmen – Irina Kolesnikova at London Coliseum, 23, 25 – 28 August 2016

BALLET: Her Name Was Carmen – Irina Kolesnikova at London Coliseum, 23, 25 – 28 August 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2016 12:00 AM

Her Name Was Carmen  at London Coliseum (English National Opera), St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4ES 23, 25 – 28 August  After last year’s sell-out season, the world’s leading ballerina Irina Kolesnikova returns to the London Coliseum from 25-28 August with a new take on an old classic, Her Name Was Carmen. Fiery, rich and […] Read More

BALLET: Natalia Osipova — Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita at Sadler’s Wells, 27 September – 1 October 2016

BALLET: Natalia Osipova — Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita at Sadler’s Wells, 27 September – 1 October 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2016 12:00 AM

Natalia Osipova — Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita at Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 27 September – 1 October, 7:30 pm Following the summer world premiere, Natalia Osipova returns due to popular demand, once again joined by Sergei Polunin in this unique opportunity to see the two dancing together in […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Julian MacKay on his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and ballet career

INTERVIEW: Julian MacKay on his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and ballet career

BY Leah Lord POSTED 08/06/2016 12:00 AM

In June 2015, Julian MacKay made history as the first American male to graduate with a full diploma from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, having attended both the lower and upper schools. In his final year of training, he won medals at five international ballet competitions, including a scholarship prize at the prestigious Prix […] Read More

BALLET: Le Corsaire, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 11-13 August

BALLET: Le Corsaire, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 11-13 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/05/2016 12:00 AM

Le Corsaire The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House 11-13 August The Bolshoi’s Le Corsaire, reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic grand classic, is one of the company’s most acclaimed productions. Conspiracy, love, deception, kidnapping, a harem and a magnificent, dramatic shipwreck combine to give spectacular expression to the remarkable passion, virtuosity […] Read More

BALLET: The Flames of Paris, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 5-6 August

BALLET: The Flames of Paris, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 5-6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2016 12:00 AM

The Flames of Paris The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House 5-6 August Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris has found fantastic success with audiences around the world – nowhere more so than at its London premiere in 2013. Set to Boris Asafiev’s powerfully evocative music, the ballet […] Read More

BALLET: The Taming of the Shrew, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 3-4 August

BALLET: The Taming of the Shrew, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 3-4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/05/2016 12:00 AM

The Taming of the Shrew The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House 3-4 August Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s fast-paced, athletic production of The Taming of the Shrew is a perfect vehicle for the superb strengths of the Bolshoi. Drawing out all that is witty and light-hearted in Shostakovich’s music, this vibrant production perfectly conveys […] Read More

BALLET: Don Quixote, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 25–28 July

BALLET: Don Quixote, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 25–28 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/05/2016 12:00 AM

Don Quixote The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House 25–28 July  The Bolshoi’s production of Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote, brilliantly staged by Alexei Fadeyechev, brings together breathtaking displays of virtuoso dancing and enchanting choreography. It perfectly conveys the excitement, colour and wit of Cervantes’s masterful novel in a merry, high-spirited account of the […] Read More

BALLET: Swan Lake, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 29 July – 10 August

BALLET: Swan Lake, The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House, 29 July – 10 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/05/2016 12:00 AM

Swan Lake The Bolshoi’s London season at the Royal Opera House 29 July –  10 August The Bolshoi’s enchanting production of Swan Lake is a masterpiece of lyricism, drama and magic. It was created by Yuri Grigorovich, former director of the Bolshoi and an esteemed choreographer in his own right, after Marius Petipa and Lev […] Read More

BALLET: Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall, London, 1- 12 June 2016

BALLET: Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall, London, 1- 12 June 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/04/2016 12:00 AM

Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall, London 1- 12 June 2016 Dancers from English National Ballet perform in Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake. The production caused a sensation at its world premiere in 1997 and has since been enjoyed by over 500,000 people, captivating audiences worldwide. True love triumphs over evil in this powerful […] Read More

BALLET: Onegin at San Fransisco Ballet, 30 April – 8 May, 2016

BALLET: Onegin at San Fransisco Ballet, 30 April – 8 May, 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2016 12:00 AM

Onegin At San Fransisco Ballet 30 April – 8 May, 2016 When SF Ballet premiered Onegin in 2012, the SF Chronicle proclaimed, “Now, that is a ballet…” and went on to note, “Cranko’s masterpiece still has the power to transport and astonish the audience.” Based on Pushkin’s classic novel of unrequited love, Onegin is both thrillingly theatrical and astonishingly human. Though […] Read More

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Royal, Nottingham, by Leah Lord

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Royal, Nottingham, by Leah Lord

BY Leah Lord POSTED 07/04/2016 12:00 AM

As part of a Shakespeare-led season commemorating 400 years since the writer’s death, Birmingham Royal Ballet brought a short run of performances of the classic romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. The version danced by the company is the highly acclaimed production by revered British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Originally created for […] Read More

BALLET: Don Quixote: Bolshoi Ballet in cinemas around the UK, 10 April

BALLET: Don Quixote: Bolshoi Ballet in cinemas around the UK, 10 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/04/2016 12:00 AM

Don Quixote: Bolshoi Ballet in cinemas around the UK 10 April at 4pm Music: Leon Minkus Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky Libretto: Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Cervantes’s eccentric hero Don Quixote sets off with his loyal squire Sancho Panza on […] Read More

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