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CANCELED! LYON OPERA BALLET USA TOUR and YAGP NEW YORK FINALS at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, and more.

As the pandemic continues to impact the world of ballet, I’m keeping BWW Dance updated on cancellations and postponements. This report concerns the Lyon Opera Ballet, which is canceling the tour in the USA and returning to France, as well as the cancellation of the YAGP New York Finals scheduled for April 2020. I do […]

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Ballet dancer Emerald Daley Catip joins Sydney’s Tanya Pearson Academy

Teenager Daley Catip dances six days a week in a studio in rural Queensland, but he has his sights set on the big city. And now a prestigious classical ballet school in Sydney thinks he deserves the chance to dance with the best the city has to offer. The 14-year-old joined his mother on the […]

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Colorado Ballet Academy Wins Outstanding School at YAGP, Announces New Pre-Pro Level

The Colorado Ballet Academy received the Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award for the second year in a row at the Denver Semi-Finals competition which ran February 28-March 1. Additionally, ABC students won first place in the Grand Ensemble and Senior Contemporary categories, as well as second place in the Senior Classical categories and […]

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Three Great Fugues (Lyon Opera Ballet, Adelaide Festival)

Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, the last movement of his Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, has long divided opinion. Written while he was profoundly deaf, the double fugue is known for its unrelenting intensity and occupation of extremes. Composer and violinist Louis Spohr once described it as “an indecipherable, uncorrected horror”, while Stravinsky predicted that […]

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OPERA BALLET VLAANDEREN BRINGS CONTEMPORARY DANCE TO NYC at the Joyce Theater

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, artistic director of Ballet Vlaanderen (Flanders) since September 2015, has led the company in a diverse and versatile direction, bringing together forty dancers from more than fifteen countries. Cherkaoui bridges the gap between ballet and contemporary dance by bringing in some of today’s respected contemporary choreographers. The current program at the Joyce […]

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Official opening of the Queensland Ballet Academy

The $17.7 million Queensland Ballet Academy officially opened at Kelvin Grove State College with the facility featuring six large dance studios, two multi-purpose halls, a gym, physio room, staff rooms and can accommodate up to 180 students in 2020. Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace joined Queensland Governor, Kelvin Grove SC Executive Director Llew Paulger, Queensland […]

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A talented young ballet dancer will travel to Rome for the Dance World Cup

Aimee, a talented young ballet dancer, jumps for joy at the prospect of dancing at the Dance World Cup. Nine-year-old Aimee Jardine successfully auditioned for a coveted spot on the Scottish national team by performing a lyrical solo at the Dance World Cup in Rome in June. Aimee, from Uphall, is currently training for the […]

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The Lyon Opera Ballet will present THREE GREAT FUGUES at the Joyce

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) joins the worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with its presentation of The Three Great Fugues, featuring three interpretations of the composer’s complex “Grosse Fuge” by a trio of pioneering choreographers – Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin – danced by […]

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Manuel Legris at the direction of the Ballet and the School of the Vienna State Opera

His arrival has many hoping he will revive the faltering fortunes of the famous company, whose viewership has plummeted in recent years. He will also direct the ballet school. Legris made his final company appearance in Paris on May 15 with a performance by John Cranko Eugene Onegin at the Palais Garnier. It was an […]