Federico Fellini's La Strada, a 1954 film, is undergoing a surprising renaissance in dance this year. Jiří Bubeníček is preparing his version for the Prague Chamber Ballet, and Alina Cojocaru has taken up the same theme in London.
For this winter season at the London Coliseum, the English National Ballet has delved into its archives and decided to stage the well-loved romantic ballet Giselle in Mary Skeaping's 1971 production.
Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is in many ways a fascinating man. A world traveller who at the age of thirty-six became artistic director of one of the world's most prominent ballet companies, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
The last premiere of this season for the Czech National Ballet in Prague was rather unexpectedly the romantic La Sylphide. Replacing the originally intended programme of George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Brahms - Schönberg Quartet.
With Johan Kobborg not only on the fateful La Sylphide: “If I could, I would dance Madge every day!”
Johan Kobborg, a long-time principal dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet, and especially of the Royal Ballet in London, is spending the past few weeks in Prague with the Czech National Ballet, where he is staging his production of La Sylphide, following the romantic legacy of August Bournonville.
The Royal Ballet prides itself on regularly producing new, original works. It has both a resident choreographer, Wayne McGregor, and an artist in residence, Christopher Wheeldon.
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