Aurélie Dupont
Paris Opéra étoile Aurélie Dupont gave her farewell performance at the Palais Garnier on 18 May, dancing the title role in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. Originally her Des Grieux was to be Hervé Moreau but, as he was unable to perform due to an injury, the Italian star, Roberto Bolle, replaced him. The performance was shown live in cinemas and will also be broadcast on Culturebox and France 3 on 30 May. The étoile joined the company in 1989, aged 16, and was promoted to étoile after her performance in Nureyev's Don Quixote on 31 December 1998.
Pictured - Aurélie Dupont following her farewell performance as Manon. Foto: Emma Kauldhar
Danza Europa y Américas
En México, nos reunimos con Jorge Amarante, director del Ballet de Monterrey. Los virtuosos trillizos cubanos, Ángel, César y Marcos Ramírez, de 15 años, nos hablan sobre sus piruetas en el salón de casa; otros hermanos, los brasileños Alexis y George Oliveira, hablan sobre tu trabajo con el Ballet de Montecarlo. Entrevistamos a Dominique Mercy, miembro fundador del Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, y a Scott Jennings, reciente recluta de dicha compañía. Vemos la nueva obra de Wayne McGregor para el Royal Ballet de Londres: Woolf Works, inspirada en la obra de Virginia Woolf y protagonizada por Alessandra Ferri, en su ansiado regreso a Covent Garden. En San Petersburgo, vemos las Joyas de Balanchine bailadas por el Mariinsky, y La Fille de Ashton por el Mikhailovsky.

Youth America Grand Prix
Winners 2015

The finals of this year’s Youth America Grand Prix were concluded on 16 April when the winners were announced at the David H. Hoch Theater in New York, at a ceremony prior to the annual Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala. They are: Junior Women 1st Maggie Chadbourne; 2nd Kotomi Yamada; 3rd Yeojin Shim; Junior Men 1st Liam Boswell - USA; 2nd Yago Guerra; 3rd Ryu Bautista; Junior Grand Prix: Shin-Yong Kim; Senior Women 1st Yu Kurihara; 2nd Rio Anderson; 3rd Bianca Scudamore; Senior Men 1st Shogo Hayami; 2nd Austen Acevedo; 3rd Lang Ma. The Dance Europe Prize also went to Shogo Hayami.

Shogo Hayami in Solo for Diego. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

ENB Emerging Dancer
Jinhao Zhang has been named as the winner of English National Ballet’s 2015 Emerging Dancer Award. Zhang joined ENB last year after graduating from English National Ballet School. The young dancer performed his own choreography, Dying Swan, and also a pas de deux from Don Quixote with fellow nominee Isabelle Brouwers. Laurretta Summerscales named as the recipient of the People’s Choice Award. The other finalists were: Isabelle Brouwers, Anjuli Hudson, Jeanette Kakareka, Katja Khaniukova, Vitor Menezes and Max Westwell. Before the winners were announced, last year’s joint Emerging Dancer Award winners, Junor Souza and Alison McWhinney, performed a pas de deux from Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land.

Jinhao Zhang in Don Quixote. Photo: Emma Kauldhar.

Contents June 2015
The June issue of Dance Europe includes reports on Wayne McGregor's premiere, Woolf Works, which welcomes Alessandra Ferri back to the Covent Garden stage; Mark Baldwin's new Dark Arteries for Rambert; Alexander Ekman's Midsummer Night's Dream for the Royal Swedish Ballet; the Mariinsky Ballet in Jewels, Giselle and Infra; and performances of Ashton's La Fille mal gardée in London and St Petersburg. There are also reviews of the Paris Opera in Paquita, Northern Ballet's mixed programme, Norwegian National Ballet in Dream Play, Munich's Ballet Week, Swan Lake in Budapest, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Tanztheater Wuppertal in London and 11 short reviews. Yuki Nagano writes on this year's YAGP finals in New York and Deborah Weiss on BBC Young Dancer. There are interviews with brothers Alexis and George Oliveira, Dominique Mercy and Scott Jennings, and Monica Tapiador, while Mike Dixon writes a tribute to the Soviet ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya who passed away on 2 May. Available from our store



Ivan Vasiliev as Colas in Ashton's La Fille mal gardée. GALLERY



Federico Bonelli in Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun. PHOTO GALLERY


Steven McRae in Balanchine's Four Temperaments GALLERY


Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala curtain call GALLERY