(15) John Roberts, 99 mins Starring: Eva Birthistle, Charity Wakefield, Carlos Acosta
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Friday 30 July 2010
Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta's new show Premieres opened at the Coliseum Theatre in London this week.
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The name of Philippe Braunschweig may be less familiar than the name of his creation, but that is a measure of its success. The Prix de Lausanne, which he founded in 1973, has been a major signpost in the career of many great ballet dancers; past winners who have gone on to become international stars include Carlos Acosta, Darcey Bussell and Diana Vishneva.
Marina Semyonova: Dancer who dominated Soviet ballet in the 1930s and became an inspirational teacher
Friday 11 June 2010
Marina Semyonova was a virtuoso ballerina of great warmth and clarity; majestically graceful, she was able to colour her movement with a rare harmony of strength and lyricism. Unlike the ballerinas of her time she was tall, which gave her an authority and a breadth of line and dramatic beauty. She was the pride and joy of Soviet ballet during the 1930s.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Friday 11 December 2009
A Christmas treat awaits in this restored version of the incandescent Powell-Pressburger classic.
David Ashmole: Ballet dancer and teacher whose elegance made him ideal for the princely 'danseur noble' roles
Tuesday 01 September 2009
David Ashmole, principal dancer and teacher, who died too young and too unexpectedly, was, in the ballet terminology of older times, a danseur noble, a dancer destined to play princes, because he combines elegance with long, beautiful lines. "Any position he took, it always looked beautiful," said the former ballerina Margaret Barbieri, who had a lengthy working relationship with him. "I always think of him as our beautiful David. Yet he was always humble; he never pushed himself; and that is so rare in our profession." For those and other qualities he will be remembered by audiences in Britain, where he danced with the two Royal Ballet companies, and by audiences in Australia, who knew him as a member of the Australian Ballet.
Friday 22 May 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
Sunday 12 April 2009
Sunday 05 April 2009
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