Exiled Hope – new dance film from ballerina & choreographer Irina Lerman

Ballerina and choreographer Irina Lerman created her new dance film Exiled Hope in response to the covid pandemic. Currently a lead soloist with Atlantic Ballet of Canada, Irina is originally from Russia where she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, before working for seven years at the Mariinsky Ballet with renowned ballet coach Irina Chistyakova…

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Joffrey Ballet’s New Virtual Season – Joffrey Studio Series

The Joffrey Ballet has launched the Joffrey Studio Series, a comprehensive roster of virtual programming — from livestream performances and company rehearsals to pre-recorded conversations — curated by Joffrey artists during the COVID-19 era. Highlights include the world premiere of Bolero, a new 30-minute work by Joffrey Artist Yoshihisa Arai, performed and streamed live from the Joffrey’s Gerald…

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Dutch National Ballet appoints 3 Choreographers as Young Creative Associates

Dutch National Ballet has announced the talented young choreographers Milena Sidorova, Sedrig Verwoert and Wubkje Kuindersma appointed as the new Young Creative Associates. Dutch National Ballet started this initiative in 2017, where talented young choreographers are given the chance to develop, through a three-year association with the company. The Young Creative Associates receive artistic and…

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The Royal Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker streamed to your home this Xmas

This Christmas The Royal Ballet will stream its spectacular production of The Nutcracker Reworked on Tuesday  22  December at 7pm (GMT) priced at £16 per household  and will be available to view on demand for 30 days until 21 January.    What better way to celebrate the festive period than with this much-loved production, streamed into homes around the world for the first time.  Royal Ballet Principal…

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American Ballet Theatre premieres ‘The Ritual’ choreographed by Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer

The Ritual, created by American Ballet Theatre Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer, will premiere on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30pm, as part of Lincoln Center at Home. Set to Góða Tungl recorded by Samaris, The Ritual represents the last movement of a larger work Shayer choreographed over the summer of 2020. Describing the work, Shayer explained: “The Ritual …

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The Royal Opera House festive month of design, craft and making for all ages

The Royal Opera House is offering a suite of five unique, easy online craft activities (for all ages), so you have some festive fun and make your very own Christmas craft masterpieces. Beginning on 1 December and released in weekly instalments, the craft activities will be led by five professional artists and makers including animators,…

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Candoco Dance Company new dance film ‘Cuckoo’ inspired by a bespoke prosthetic leg

Cuckoo the new dance film from Candoco Dance Company,  is inspired by a bespoke prosthetic leg created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata of The Alternative Limb Project,  for dancer Welly O’Brien.  The unique limb is carved from cherry wood and features a working cuckoo clock and pendulum.  This short choreography for camera is a visually striking and playful reflection on our changing experience of…

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Sadler’s Wells Global Gala features world famous dance stars

Sadler’s Wells Global Gala is a very special one-off event, supported by Bottega Veneta, celebrating the UK’s leading dance house and its international dance community.  The event features appearances from world-leading dancers and choreographers including Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan and Natalia Osipova. As this challenging and unprecedented year draws to a close, Sadler’s Wells brings together a group of some of its most talented artists, collaborators, and fans from all over the world, for…

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Dutch National Ballet short film ‘Biomimicry’ – ballet x fashion

Dutch National Ballet and fashion designer Iris van Herpen debut a major collaboration with the short film entitled ‘Biomimicry,’ featuring ballerina JingJing Mao. For the short film Biomimicry Iris van Herpen and Dutch National Ballet explore the symbiotic relationship between the metamorphic force in which fashion and dance interlace. The film sees the mesmeric dancer JingJing Mao…

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