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STEPPE BACK IN TIME
The Irish like their ballet traditional and Russian.
 
MICHAEL FLATLEY
Tapping out the rhythms of life has brought Michael Flatley huge wealth and adoring fans. But are his stage shows now more gimmick than gimcrack?
 
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
Jérôme Bel’s dancers urinated their way to notoriety in Dublin four years ago. His new show is a wee bit different.
 
LIE BACK AND THINK OF POLITICS
Both audience and dancers are on their backs and using their wits in John Jasperse’s Prone
 
HOUSTON BALLET SETS THE CLASSICS ASIDE TO TWO-STEP INTO THE HEART OF TEXAS
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rticle on 35-year-old Houston Ballet, whose founding director was British choreographer Ben Stevenson; Australian-born choreographer Stanton Welch, who succeeded Stevenson in July 2003; and comments on Tales of Texas, three-act ballet.
 
NO SOLID FOOTING FOR IRISH BALLET
For many people, becoming a ballet dancer in Ireland involves leaving the country. Upon reaching a certain level, dancers need to go England or the Continent to train or find a job. In the past, those involved in ballet training in Ireland have tried to merge strong instruction with frequent performance opportunities, but gaps in education and funding have prevented anything sustainable.
 
THE DANISH LORD OF THE DANCE
August Bournonville was Denmark's finest choreographer, but as his 200th birthday celebrations drew to a close last week, his legacy is in doubt.
 
WOMEN MAKING MOVES
Why are women ballet choreographers so rare? And why is this changing?
 
TALES OF LOVE
Artists have engaged cupid as their muse for centuries, and nowhere do his arrows pierce more powerfully than in Romeo and Juliet and Giselle - two of ballet's most romantic tales.
 
AN ERA ENDS, AN ERA BEGINS
Ben Stevenson and Stanton Welch at Houston Ballet.
 
ROLE REVERSAL
Christie joins the Boston Ballet onstage for a performance of The Nutcracker.
 
DRINK POSITIVE
Finding the right beverage for your dancing needs
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

REVIEWS
 
JOY IS IN THE AIR
Raimund Hoghe's Swan Lake, Nigel Charnock and Jérôme Bel at International Dance Festival Ireland
 
CALMESS AND CHAOS
Shen Wei Dance Arts and Ballet C de la B at International Dance Festival Ireland
 
SWAN LAKE
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre
 
THE NUTCRACKER
St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre
 
TCHAIKOVSKY CELEBRATION GALA
Ballet Ireland
 
THE NUTCRACKER
Russian State Ballet
 
SWAN LAKE
Russian State Ballet
 
THE NUTCRACKER
Irish National Youth Ballet
 
RrrrrrrrKILLKILLKILL . . . to infinity (MAKE IT LOOK REAL)
Irish Modern Dance Theatre
 
NUTCRACKER SUITE / DIVERTISSEMENTS
Cork City Ballet
 
DIAGHILEV AND THE RED SHOES
Ballet Ireland
 
A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT DREAM
Independent Ballet Wales
 
STRINGS
Chrysalis Dance Company
 
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL
Double Bill
 
GISELLE EXCEEDS IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS
Houston Ballet digs deep to reach new level of artistry
 
 
THE STORY OF THE BULL
Fabulous Beast at the Dublin Theatre Festival