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Contents January 2015
The January issue of Dance Europe features interviews with the Royal Ballet's Leanne Cope and New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild - both starring in An American in Paris; the Mariinsky soloist Nadezhda Batoeva; and character artists Gary Avis, Darren Goldsmith and Michael Coleman. There are reviews Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote in London and the premiere of Cynthia Harvey's new production of the ballet in Singapore - Singapore Dance Theatre's Rosa Park and Chen Peng are pictured on the front cover - and Thomas Edur's new Sleeping Beauty in Estonia. Carlos Forcada travelled to Cuba for the famous festival, Viki Westall asks directors what they are looking for in auditions and Wendy Perron reports on Diana Vishneva's Context in Moscow.
Printed paper and digitals versions available from the online SHOP.
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 and Freed of London, or online at danceeurope.net/store

Tales of Hoffmann
On the big screen, Moira Shearer may be best known for her role in The Red Shoes, but she also starred in another film, The Tales of Hoffmann, as Stella/Olympia. Inspired by Offenbach’s 1881 opera, the movie by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger also featured Shearer’s compatriots Robert Helpmann (Lindorf/Coppélius) and Frederick Ashton (Kleinsach/Cochenille) from Sadler’s Wells Ballet, along with Ludmilla Tcherina (Giuletta), Léonide Massine (Spalanzani/Franz), Ann Ayars, Pamela Brown, Mogens Wieth and Robert Rounseville. Originally released in 1951, The Tales of Hoffmann is currently undergoing a 4K restoration and, following its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, will be in cinemas from 27 February. The restored version will include some previously unseen footage.
Le Chat

Born in Bow in East London, Le Chat (aka Malakhov due to spectacular leaps) spent the first year of his life on the streets where he got into lots of fights with other cats - this explains the lacy edge to his left ear - until he was rescued. Seeking a career in dance he auditioned for Dance Europe and is now in charge of Dance Europe's tweets - when not eating, sleeping or patrolling the neighbourhood.

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ASHTON - ROYAL BALLET

Helen Crawford in Five Brahms Waltzes... 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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MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Diana Vishneva in Ashton's Marguerite and Armand 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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COPPÉLIA - ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta in Coppélia GALLERY

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BALANCHINE'S DREAM - MARIINSKY

Viktoria Tereshkina in A Midsummer Night's Dream GALLERY

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