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BWW Review: THE ROYAL BALLET: BACK ON STAGE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE ROYAL BALLET: BACK ON STAGE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Oct 11, 2020

The Royal Ballet returned to the stage for the first time in seven months on Friday night. Yes, I could contextualise about how this was bitter sweet and dampened by social distancing but, the dance was too stupendous to give any time to that so let's not and just marvel about how wonderful it was to see them again. 

Royal Ballet Returns With BACK ON STAGE Photo Royal Ballet Returns With BACK ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Royal Ballet is Back on Stage and returns for a special live-streamed celebration performance on Friday 9 October at 7.30pm BST.

I AM A DANCER Documentary Comes To Blu-ray For The First Time Next Month Photo I AM A DANCER Documentary Comes To Blu-ray For The First Time Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020

Available on Blu-ray for the First Time in North America, this Golden Globe nominee for 'Best Documentary Film' features prima ballerinas Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci, Lynn Seymour and Deanne Bergsma; BD bonus features includes interviews with Terese Capucilli, Skylar Brandt and a 16-Page booklet.

Betsy McBride, Simon Wexler, Paola Hartley, and Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy Announced as  Photo Betsy McBride, Simon Wexler, Paola Hartley, and Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy Announced as Faculty For The Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

BETSY McBRIDE, SIMON WEXLER, PAOLA HARTLEY, and KAREN SCALZITTI-KENNEDY will be members of the guest faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. McBride and Mr. Wexler will be teaching from July 27-31, 2020, and Ms.  Hartley and Ms. Scalzitti-Kennedy will be teaching from August 3-7, 2020.

Royal Opera House Partners With The Luna Drive In Cinema For New Streaming Series Photo Royal Opera House Partners With The Luna Drive In Cinema For New Streaming Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

This week the Royal Opera House has announced in partnership with The Luna Drive In Cinema, broadcasts of four Royal Opera House favourites at iconic drive-in cinema locations around the country.

BWW Review: LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 14, 2020

The Royal Opera House continues to treat us to a fortnightly fix of ballet and what relief this latest edition is. After some rather sombre, heavier narrative works, the froth and joy of Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée is balm for the soul. Balletomanes will want to pour over this 2005 recording which features Marianela Nunez' debut in the central role of Lise with Carlos Acosta as Colas. 

Royal Opera House Announces Programming for Second LIVE FROM COVENT GARDEN Concert Photo Royal Opera House Announces Programming for Second LIVE FROM COVENT GARDEN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

Royal Opera House has announced the programming for the second Live from Covent Garden concert on Saturday 20 June at 7.30pm BST which will be broadcast live via the ROH website from its world-famous Covent Garden home.

NYTB/ChamberWorks Continues Online Programming and Classes Photo NYTB/ChamberWorks Continues Online Programming and Classes
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

NYTB/ChamberWorks' founding artistic director Diana Byer, having reimagined the company as an entirely digital outfit in the first week of the New York City shutdown, streaming an all-Antony Tudor program on March 19, today announces the newest additions to NYTB's slate of online performances and classes.

Anne Heaton, Renowned Ballet Dancer and Wife Of BRB Founder, John Field, Has Passed A Photo Anne Heaton, Renowned Ballet Dancer and Wife Of BRB Founder, John Field, Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

bbodance has announced the passing of former Director, renowned ballet dancer and teacher, Anne Heaton. She passed away last Friday at the age of 89.

Sarasota Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season Photo Sarasota Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

Director of The Sarasota Ballet Iain Webb announces the Company's 30th Anniversary Season, opening October 2020 and running through till May 2021

The National Ballet of Canada's ANGELS' ATLAS Has Brought in Over $1 Million in Ticke Photo The National Ballet of Canada's ANGELS' ATLAS Has Brought in Over $1 Million in Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, and Barry Hughson, Executive Director, today announced that the world premiere of Angels' Atlas by international choreographic sensation Crystal Pite surpassed box office projections, bringing in over $1 million in ticket sales with 14,528 people in attendance. The highest grossing mixed programme in the company's history since West Side Story Suite in 2007, Angels' Atlas was presented with Wayne McGregor's electrifying Chroma and the company premiere of Marguerite and Armand by Frederick Ashton and received a rapturous response from audiences and critics alike.

BWW Review: ANGELS' ATLAS is a Moving, Multi-Sensory Examination of Humanity Photo BWW Review: ANGELS' ATLAS is a Moving, Multi-Sensory Examination of Humanity
by Isabella Perrone - Mar 2, 2020

The National Ballet of Canada's multi-work program is, at its core, an examination of humanity. CHROMA is a hyper-modernist piece designed to show the capabilities of the human body; MARGUERITE AND ARMAND is a tale of love, pain, and death; and the central piece, the world premiere of Crystal Pite's ANGELS' ATLAS leans more into the concepts of humanity, nature, and spirituality.

The National Ballet of Canada Presents World Premiere Of ANGELS' ATLAS By Crystal Pit Photo The National Ballet of Canada Presents World Premiere Of ANGELS' ATLAS By Crystal Pite
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the casting for Angels' Atlas by Crystal Pite which makes its world premiere on a programme with Chroma by Wayne McGregor and Marguerite and Armand by Frederick Ashton. The programme is onstage February 29 a?' March 7, 2020 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. #AngelsAtlasNBC #ChromaNBC #MargueriteandArmandNBC

BWW Review: ALINA COJOCARU, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: ALINA COJOCARU, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Feb 23, 2020

A busy week of dance in London is brought to a radiant conclusion by the perfect delicacy of English National Ballet Lead Principal Alina Cojocaru, with support from some esteemed friends. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Elmhurst Ballet Company's SYNERGY Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Elmhurst Ballet Company's SYNERGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Elmhurst Ballet Company presents its London premier of Synergy at Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis Studio.

Boston Ballet Announces 2020��"2021 Season Photo Boston Ballet Announces 2020��"2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces programming for the 2020a?"2021 season. The season opens with a world premiere as part of a three-ballet program of William Forsythe's works. Nissinen's The Nutcracker returns to capture the imagination of audiences of all ages. The spring season includes a second world premiere by William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky's Symphony No. 9, and George Balanchine's Ballo della Regina, plus the Company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the return of Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty. The season concludes with a female-led program, part of Boston Ballet's ChoreograpHER Initiative. The Company's 57th season runs November 5, 2020 through May 30, 2021 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Viviana Durante Company's ISADORA NOW at Barbican T Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Viviana Durante Company's ISADORA NOW at Barbican Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Part of Inside Out, a year exploring the relationship between our inner lives and creativity, Viviana Durante Company brings the world premiere of Isadora Now to the Barbican Theatre in February 2020. An evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2020-21 Programme Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2020-21 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Less than one month into his new job as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta announces plans for world premieres, classic revivals and brand-new partnerships in his first year as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Opportunity, talent and inspiration are the key ingredients that underpin his vision and ambition for the company.

Greta Hodgkinson Will Bid Farewell to The National Ballet of Canada in MARGUERITE AND Photo Greta Hodgkinson Will Bid Farewell to The National Ballet of Canada in MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Greta Hodgkinson's final performances as Principal Dancer will be in Marguerite and Armand, onstage February 29 - March 7. #MargueriteandArmandNBC

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S CINDERELLA at McCaw Hall Photo BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S CINDERELLA at McCaw Hall
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 3, 2020

On the afternoon of February 2nd, 2020, a nearly sold-out audience for a performance of Pacific Northwest Ballet's “Cinderella” proved that diehard dancegoers and eager young ballet students will show up in full force even though plenty of other people decide to opt for watching Superbowl Sunday's football game.

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