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Juliet and Romeo

Mats Ek's very original take on the Shakespeare play, Juliet and Romeo, can be seen at the Palais Garnier in Paris this week.The cast is brilliantly led by Mariko Kida and Anthony Lomuljo, who created the roles of Juliet and Romeo in 2013, and also includes Marie Lindqvist as the Mother, Arsen Mehrabyan as the Father, Niklas Ek as the Prince, Ana Laguna as the Nurse, Oscar Salomonsson as Paris, Dawid Kupinski as Tybalt, Jérôme Marchand as Mercutio, Hokuto Kodama as Benvolio, Daria Ivanova as Rosaline and Jörgen Stöveind as Peter. The ballet is set to music by Tchaikovsky and has sets and costumes by Magdalena Aberg.

Mariko Kida and Anthony Lomuljo as Juliet and Romeo in Mats Ek's Juliet and Romeo. Photo: Emma Kauldhar.
Este mes en
Danza Europa y Américas
Viajamos a La Habana para hablar con Viengsay Valdés; también conversamos con Jean-Christophe Maillot y Francesco Ventrigilia, nuevo director del Real Ballet de Nueva Zelanda. Vemos el Cyrano de Goyo Montero y el debut de Mayara Magri como Mercedes en el Quijote de Carlos Acosta. Anunciamos la temporada del Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, reseñamos La Fierecilla Domada de Maillot para el Bolshoi, Julieta y Romeo de Mats Ek, la nueva Paquita de Ratmansky y la temporada de clásicos de Tchaikovsky del English National Ballet. Como siempre, os informamos de todas las nuevas audiciones y ofertas de empleo. Todo esto y mucho más en Danza Europa y Américas.
Marguerite and Armand

Xander Parish made his debut as Armand in Ashton's iconic Marguerite and Armand with the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg on 27 December. His Marguerite was the Mariinsky's much lauded ballerina Ilyana Lopatkina. Created for Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, the ballet was inspired by Alexandre Dumas fils' novel about one Marguerite Gauthier, a character based on the French courtesan Marie Duplessis. Parish's debut concludes a remarkable year for the Mariinsky Ballet's only British dancer, in which he has made his debut as Siegfried, Aminta, the Prince in the Nutcracker, in Hans van Manen's Adagio Hammerklavier and Variations for Two Couples.

Ilyana Lopatkina and Xander Parish during the curtain calls following Marguerite and Armand at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Peter Darrell's
Nutcracker
Scottish Ballet
For Scottish Ballet's new production of Peter Darrell's Nutcracker, Lez Brotherston has recrafted designs after the original 1973 sets and costumes by Philip Prowse. The new ballet was premiered at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on 13 December and plays there until 3 January. It will then tour to Glasgow 7 - 10 January; Aberdeen 14 - 17 January; Inverness 22-25 January; and Newcastle 11 - 14 February.

Sophie Martin as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Peter Darrell's Nutcracker. Photo: Emma Kauldhar.

Contents February 2015
The February issue of Dance Europe features interviews with three artistic directors - Jean-Christophe Maillot, Francesco Ventriglia and Johan Kobborg, leaders of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Ballet of the Bucharest National Oper respectively; Cuban ballerina Viengsay Valdés; the legendary Sorella Englund renowned for her interpretation of Madge in La Sylphide; and Central School of Ballet graduate Peter Allen now dancing with Singapore Dance Theatre.There are also reports on Ratmansky's new Paquita in Munich; Goyo Montero's Cyrano in Nürnberg; ENB's season at the Coliseum; Scottish Ballet's reimaging of Peter Darrrell's Nutcracker and Xander Parish's debut in Marguerite and Armand with the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg.
Printed paper and digitals versions available from the online SHOP.

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SYLPHIDE/NAPOLI - ROYAL DANISH BALLET

Gudrun Bojesen in Napoli. GALLERY

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MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY - ZOONATION
Tommy Franzen in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party PHOTO GALLERY

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THE AGE OF ANXIETY - ROYAL BALLET
Laura Morera and Steven McRae in Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety GALLERY

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THE NUTCRACKER - ENB
Fabian Reimair in Wayne Eagling's Nutcracker GALLERY

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CUBANÍA - CARLOS ACOSTA

Carlos Acosta en Cubanía PHOTO GALLERY

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GREAT GATSBY - NORTHERN BALLET

Northern Ballet in The Great Gatsby GALLERY

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ONEGIN - THE ROYAL BALLET

Natalia Osipova as Tatiana in Cranko's Onegin GALLERY

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BALANCHINE'S DREAM - MARIINSKY

Viktoria Tereshkina in A Midsummer Night's Dream GALLERY

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