Frankenstein


The Royal Ballet is currently presenting a revival of Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein at the Royal Opera House until 23 March. The ballet is a co-production with San Francisco Ballet and some of the performances feature San Francisco Ballet's Wei Wang in the role of the Creature. Tickets and casting HERE


Northern Ballet - Victoria


Northern Ballet will be premiering Cathy Marston's Victoria at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on 9 March. The video shows Abigail Prudames and Joseph Taylor rehearsing one of the pas de deux from the ballet. More info: www.northernballet.com/victoria


Alston's Brahms Hungarian


Richard Alston Dance Company presented the London premiere of Alston's latest work, Brahms Hungarian, at Sadler's Wells tonight. Set to Brahms' Hungarian Dances, the piece reflects the Roma culture and features nine dancers - Melissa Braithwaite, Elly Braubd, Carmine De Amicisi, Joshua Harriette, Jennifer Hayes, Monique Jonas, Nicholas Shikkis, Jason Ticker and Ellen Yilma. Brahms Hungarian is part of the company's 25th Anniversary Quartermark programme which will be repeated at Sadler's Wells tomorrow and then toured to Yeovil, Exeter and the Virgina Arts Festival. www.richardalstondance.com


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Wendy Whelan and Jonathan Stafford - photo NYCB

NYCB name new directors


New York City Ballet has named Jonathan Stafford, a former principal dancer with the company, as its new artistic director. Wendy Whelan will be the associate artistic director. Stafford will take up the post with immediate effect and Whelan from mid-March.


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Stuttgart Ballet in Breakthrough! © Monica Menüs

Breakthrough!


Stuttgart Ballet is marking the centenary of Weimar 1919 in which two major events, regarded as political and artistic breakthroughs in German history, took place, with three world premieres. Weimar 1919 saw Germany’s first democratic constitution declared, the monarchy abolished and basic liberties for women established. Weimar 1919 is also recognised for the founding of the Bauhaus school. In a co-production with the National Theatre Weimar, Stuttgart Ballet will present new ballets by Nanine Linning, Katarzyna Kozielska and Edward Clug at the Play House in Stuttgart on 28 March. The triple bill, entitled, Breakthrough!, will also be performed at the National Theatre in Weimar on 6 April – the same day as the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum. Subsequent performances will take place at the Play House on 16, 24, 29 April and 4, 6, 9 July. www.stuttgart-ballet.de