Shobana Jeyasingh
Bayadère - The Ninth Life
Created by Shobana Jeyasingh, Bayadère - The Ninth Life is inspired by Petipa’s 1877 ballet La Bayadère. Drawing on the original story of the ballet, as well as the first visit of Indian dancers to Europe in 1838, Jeyasingh weaves a many-layered narrative that moves from fact to fantasy.

Performed by Avatâra Ayuso, Richard Causer, Nathan Goodman, Sunbee Han, Noora Kela, Davin King, Emily Pottage, Sooraj Subramaniam and Teerachai Thobumrung, Bayadère - The Ninth Life is at the Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH, from 25 - 28 March prior to touring.

Sooraj Subramaniam in Bayadère - The Ninth Life. Photo: Emma Kauldhar.

Stars of Today Meet
the Stars of Tomorrow

The Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala which concludes the Youth America Grand Prix 2015 will feature guest artists from ABT, Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, NYCB, Stuttgart Ballet, Teatro Colon and The Royal Ballet. Dancers scheduled to appear at the David H Koch Theater on 16 April include: Isabella Boylston, Paloma Herrera, Calvin Royal III, Olga Smirnova, Vladislav Lantratov, Windy Sand Ensemble, Kimin Kim, Xander Parish, Kristina Shapran, Teresa Reichlen, Zachary Catazaro, Mikhail Kaniskin, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, Juan Pablo Ledo, Melissa Hamilton and Ryochi Hirano.

Xander Parish in The Sleeping Beauty at the Mariinsky Theatre. 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 April 2015
The April issue of Dance Europe features interviews with François Alu, the outspoken Paris Opera premier danseur; Robert Cohan, godfather of contemporary dance at 90 years young; Lucia Solari, Northern Ballet's soloist from Uruguay; and Houston Ballet soloist Aaron Robison. There are also reviews of world premieres in Dresden, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Houston and Gelsenkirchen, as well as John Neumeier's new Song of the Earth, 50 years after he danced in MacMillan's version in Stuttgart, for the Paris Opera. We also report on Northern Ballet's Sapphire Gala celebrating the company's 45th anniversary, and welcome two new writers, Giannandrea Poesio and Emma Sandall, who report on Rafael Bonachela's new work for Sydney Dance Company and ENB's Modern Masters in London respectively.AVAILABLE ONLINE
Xander Parish
Russian Prince

Xander Parish – Russian Prince tells the extraordinary story of the former Royal Ballet dancer whose exceptional talent was spotted by Yuri Fateyev, artistic director of the legendary St Petersburg company. The publication records Parish’s debut performances in key roles, including Albrecht, Romeo, Apollo, Siegfried and Aminta in St Petersburg. The new publication is a collaboration by Mike Dixon and Emma Kauldhar. Available from the ROH Shop, Paris Opera Boutique, Amazon or online at


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