Tag Archives: Royal Ballet

Live Streaming ‘World Ballet Day’

Roslyn Sulcas wrote for the New York Times, Arts Beat: In an unprecedented bout of internationalism, five of the world’s major ballet companies will participate in a 20-hour-long live streaming event that will give ballet fans worldwide an intensive behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

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Ballet will not become the poor cousin of the Flemish Opera

– This is a reprint of a most important subject, having all the work of Mrs Jeanne Brabants and her ‘baby’ the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen) not really recognised by the Belgian government.- “Ballet will not … Continue reading

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Monica Mason retires

In the early hours of Thursday I read that my previous teacher and director Monica Mason was going to hang her ballet clothes on the hook (for a moment, because as a ballet-beast she cannot be without it.). This week … Continue reading

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Dancer, teacher Leo Kersley departed

Born in Watford in 1920 the English dancer and teacher Leo Kersley died at the age of 92, on 3 July 2012, conceived on the dole, born on the dole and brought up on the dole. Any spare money was … Continue reading

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Premiere Plus

The Cuban born Carlos Acosta (born 2 June 1973) of mixed Spanish and African heritage and long-limbed Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky (born 23 December 1975, Lyon, France) descended from Russian aristocrats (last seen as a stylish Utah longhorn ram … Continue reading

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Reasons to go and see Premiere Plus

The Cuban born Carlos Acosta (born 2 June 1973) of mixed Spanish and African heritage and long-limbed Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky (born 23 December 1975, Lyon, France) descended from Russian aristocrats (last seen as a stylish Utah longhorn ram … Continue reading

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