TOP 10 Best Principal Dancers

Who are my favourite male dancers?

My friends often ask me about my favourite male dancers. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is very difficult to answer this question, given the amount of dancers I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejev, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent male dancers who have passed their prime, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Vladimir Malakhov.

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TOP 10 Best Primaballerinas

Who is my favorite ballerina? Definitely Polina Semionova

My friends often ask me about my favourite ballerina. As I have been a ballet lover for decades, it is quite difficult to answer this question, given the amount of ballerinas I have seen perform. All dancers have different strengths and weaknesses; Rudolf Nurejew, for example, while a presence onstage and reknowned as the best dancer of the 20th century, would not be considered extremely talented by todays standards. I will also not be mentioning excellent prima ballerinas who have passed their prime, such as Sylvie Gulliem and Darcy Bursell.

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“What is Sleeping Beauty?” Alexei Ratmansky researched

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Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most reknowned choregraphers today. He reconstructs and revives old ballets by spending months to study the movement score, step by step. So Sleeping Beauty came out with more subtlety, with more gradation and more in-between things. These are small differences but in the end it makes a changed ballet. Continue reading ““What is Sleeping Beauty?” Alexei Ratmansky researched”

Brutal Bolshoi – a film on the acid attack

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports – Source: The Guardian

Read full article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/27/bolshoi-babylon-film-ballet-russia-film-nick-read

The film has been shown on HBO in the US. It was released on 8 January 2016 in Great Britain’s cinemas. Its premiere has not yet been announced for Germany and Switzerland.