BWW Review: Royal Ballet's MAYERLING is Masterfully Macabre and Magnificently 'Executed' at The Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: Royal Ballet's MAYERLING is Masterfully Macabre and Magnificently 'Executed' at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 19, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019 The tortuous true story of Mayerling was first set to music composed by Franz Liszt, by Kenneth MacMillan, in 1978; a giant Choreographer and Innovator in the world of Ballet. MacMillan's Mayerling is the forboding story of the 1889 Murder/Suicide of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth's Syphilitic and addicted son, Prince Rudolf, and his teenage lover, Mary Vetsera. The Royal Ballet, which has not performed in Los Angeles in 24 years, has stepped out on a limb to present this. This is not your usual Ballet Company fare. Contrary to the usual fluffy story about love conquers all, this is not that in the least. We find flawed and even demented characters pouring their hearts out, in the name of love and adoration. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYAL BALLET'S MAYERLING, AN EPIC THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at LA Music CenterBWW Review: THE ROYAL BALLET'S MAYERLING, AN EPIC THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at LA Music Center
by Qianqian Xing - Jul 11, 2019

Alluring, sexy, their love to death stimulates their sexual desire to each other - a perfect volatile mix of tantalizing beauty and formidable athleticism. The Mayerling by England's Royal Ballet is a MUST-SEE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arthur Pita's THE MOTHER At Southbank CentrePhoto Flash: Arthur Pita's THE MOTHER At Southbank Centre
by Roy Tan - Jun 21, 2019

The Mother is a powerful, narrative dance production choreographed and directed by master storyteller Arthur Pita which has its London premiere at the Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall in June.  Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's dark tale, The Story of a Mother, this sumptuously designed production stars international dance superstar Natalia Osipova and award-winning contemporary dancer Jonathan Goddard. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOTHER, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank CentreBWW Review: THE MOTHER, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 21, 2019

Arthur Pita adapts Hans Christian Andersen's The Story of a Mother for Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard in a contemporary dance work that is unblinkingly clear and ferocious in its storytelling. (more...)

BWW Review: FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA, Curzon MayfairBWW Review: FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA, Curzon Mayfair
by Gary Naylor - Jun 8, 2019

Force Of Nature gives us an unprecedented up close and personal insight of the work of Royal Ballet Principal, Natalia Osipova, but leaves us wanting to know more about the woman who animates the dancer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FIREBIRD/A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY/SYMPHONY IN C at Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: THE FIREBIRD/A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY/SYMPHONY IN C at Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 6, 2019

A mixed bill of true contrasts is served up by the Royal Ballet for the last run of performances of the 18/19 season. From the tempestuous Firebird set to Igor Stravinsky's seminal score, Ashton's quaint and quietly heartbreaking A Month in the Country, to the bold and technically exposing masterclass of Balanchine's Symphony in C. (more...)

The Music Center Presents The Royal BalletThe Music Center Presents The Royal Ballet
by Sarah Hookey - May 21, 2019

After a 24-year absence from Los Angeles, Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center for two back-to-back-weekends this July at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. From July 5-7, 2019, The Royal Ballet performs its masterpiece, Mayerling, a three-act work depicting scandal and murder in the 19th century Austro-Hungarian Empire. (more...)

New Film FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA to Premiere at the Curzon MayfairNew Film FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA to Premiere at the Curzon Mayfair
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA is a thrilling new film documentary about Royal Ballet Principal NATALIA OSIPOVA directed by the BAFTA, Prix Italia and Grierson award-winning British arts documentary filmmaker GERALD FOX. (more...)

THE MOTHER Comes to Southbank CentreTHE MOTHER Comes to Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

The Mother is a powerful, narrative dance production choreographed and directed by master storyteller Arthur Pita which has its London premiere at the Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall in June. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's dark tale, The Story of a Mother, this sumptuously designed production stars international dance superstar Natalia Osipova and award-winning contemporary dancer Jonathan Goddard. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Natalia Osipova's PURE DANCE with David Hallberg Takes the Stage at New York City CenterBWW REVIEW: Natalia Osipova's PURE DANCE with David Hallberg Takes the Stage at New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Apr 10, 2019

Two of the world's most highly prized ballet dancers, Russian born Natalia Osipova and South Dakota born David Hallberg joined their talents to perform at New York City Center on April 3-6, 2019. Both have been principal dancers with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and American Ballet Theatre in NYC, among other credits. (more...)

VIDEO: Natalia Osipova & David Hallberg in Alexei Ratmansky's Valse TristeVIDEO: Natalia Osipova & David Hallberg in Alexei Ratmansky's Valse Triste
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

In Pure Dance, international ballet star Natalia Osipova offers a handpicked program of classical and contemporary works, featuring several US premieres. She reunites with ABT principal David Hallberg, with whom she has shared a fabled stage partnership. The pair exhibits their sublime chemistry in Valse Triste created especially for them by the illustrious Alexei Ratmansky and in a duet from Anthony Tudor's classic The Leaves Are Fading. (more...)

Arthur Pita's THE MOTHER Comes to QEHArthur Pita's THE MOTHER Comes to QEH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Bird & Carrot presents, The Mother, a visionary, avant-garde piece of dance theatre by choreographer, director Arthur Pita. (more...)

Deborah Colker Announced As Southbank Centre's Artist in Residence - Summer 2019 Dance Programme Announced!Deborah Colker Announced As Southbank Centre's Artist in Residence - Summer 2019 Dance Programme Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

This summer sees Southbank Centre welcome acclaimed international dance companies to its three venues including Deborah Colker Dance Company, Cullbergbaletten (Cullberg Ballet) and Deborah Hay, Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger and Grupo Intergro alongside solo artists including a principal of the Royal Ballet Natalia Osipova and Mohamed Toukabri. Associate Company ZooNation Youth Company also return with their latest Southbank Centre commission. (more...)

Chanmee Jeong Is Poised For The Lead Role In Roxey Ballet's CINDERELLAChanmee Jeong Is Poised For The Lead Role In Roxey Ballet's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Roxey Ballet knows talent when they see it, which is what Chanmee Jeong has been bringing to the Roxey stage for the last six years as a professional company member. To meet her is to say she exudes grace both on and off the marley, a passionate artist, she brings new ideas and leadership to the company and has shown her dedication to the amazing work Roxey Ballet continues to bring season after season. (more...)

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Feb 17, 2019

Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of Don Quixote offers an all-thriller, no-filler evening complete with exuberant staging, grand and detailed sets fit for a West End musical, luxurious costuming, and a stellar cast in which there is not a single weak link. (more...)

The Royal Ballet's LA BAYADERE Screens In US Cinemas February 19The Royal Ballet's LA BAYADERE Screens In US Cinemas February 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Royal Ballet's La Bayadère will be screened in US cinemas around the country on Tuesday February 19. To find a cinema near you, visit: https://rohcinematickets.com.  (more...)

BWW Review: LA BAYADÈRE, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: LA BAYADÈRE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Nov 3, 2018

Ballet narratives have always used their artistic license rather liberally, and stories don't come much sillier than that of La Bayadere - or Swan Lake with ghosts as I prefer to think of it. Neither do casts come more starry than the powerhouse line-up of Marianela Nunez (Nikiya), Vadim Muntagirov (Solor) and Natalia Osipova (Gamzatti). (more...)

Toronto International Ballet Theatre Presents THE NUTCRACKERToronto International Ballet Theatre Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BALLET THEATRE (TIBT), in collaboration with BOLSHOI BALLET, proudly presents an unforgettable production of THE NUTCRACKER. This classic presentation will feature ballerina powerhouses Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, principal dancers of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. THE NUTCRACKER will be presented at the Sony Centre for the Arts on December 22, 2018, for two shows only, 2pm and 7pm. (more...)

2019 Adelaide Festival Program Announced2019 Adelaide Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The 2019 Adelaide Festival program to be launched on 30 October 2018 at the Adelaide Town Hall and on 31 October at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, demonstrates conclusively that the Adelaide Festival, Australia's pre-eminent arts festival, remains the dominant creative powerhouse of Southern-hemisphere celebrations. (more...)

The Joyce Presents James Whiteside in THE TENANTThe Joyce Presents James Whiteside in THE TENANT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present, in association with its Joyce Theater Productions initiative, the world premiere of The Tenant, a new dance play directed by choreographer Arthur Pita and starring American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal James Whiteside, with ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, and Kibrea Carmichael. Based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Roland Topor, The Tenant will be presented at The Joyce Theater, from November 6-11. (more...)

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