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BALLET

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2016
Man arrested for allegedly chopping off ballet instructor's thumb in Tokyo
A former ballet school student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly chopping off a female instructor's thumb at a dance studio in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, police said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 11, 2016
Britain's Royal Ballet elevates two Japanese to principal dancers
Britain's Royal Ballet said Friday that two of its Japanese dancers, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada, will be elevated to principal dancers for the 2016-2017 season starting in September.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
May 24, 2016
The Royal Ballet brings two classic romances set to sparkle afresh
In the competitive melee of world-class dance, the Royal Ballet keeps on its toes. Since 2011, when Christopher Wheeldon's groundbreaking "Alice in Wonderland" became its first new, full-length work in 16 years, the company based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, has been continually pushing new boundaries of innovation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
May 18, 2016
Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize
Dancer Hannah O'Neill on Tuesday won the prestigious award for the ballerina category in the Benois de la Danse competition, becoming only the second recipient from Japan to do so.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Nov 24, 2015
Guillem bids adieu to her life of dance
Superstar dancer Sylvie Guillem has come full circle.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Nov 24, 2015
Japan's top ballerina recalls times shared with French star
'Sylvie's retirement fills me with deep emotion. She is truly a ballerina who appears only once in 100 years.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Oct 10, 2015
One way to keep the kids on their toes
There are few certainties in parenthood, from the ever-changing sleeping habits of babies to the unpredictability of toddler tantrums.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 19, 2015
Norway's 'Ballet Boys' dive deep into the world of dance
The road to becoming a professional athlete is paved with thorns, but there's more trouble than that awaiting three aspiring male ballet dancers in the Norwegian documentary "Ballet Boys." Directed by Kenneth Elvebakk, the film examines the lives of teens Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir, which involve practice, practice and more practice at the Norwegian Ballet School in Oslo.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jul 30, 2015
The triennial World Ballet Festival brings classics, rarities and international dance talent to Tokyo
While music fans are still reeling from this year's Fuji Rock Festival (and prepping for Rock in Japan and Summer Sonic ahead), classical music fans are just warming up as the World Ballet Festival is set to hit Tokyo this weekend.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 1, 2015
Woman leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet
Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in the dance company's 75-year history.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
May 28, 2015
Shoko reclaims her spot on the stage
Shoko Nakamura embarked on a challenging journey when she began retraining for ballet performances just one month after giving birth to her son, Joel, in 2011. The dancer, who goes by just her first name when performing, says the physical pain involved in getting back into shape often reduced her to tears.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2015
Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia
The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be scattered over Russia in accordance with her wishes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Apr 28, 2015
Bintley returns with his new-look 'Cinderella'
For dance fans, there's the promise of some glittering Golden Week holiday reunions as David Bintley, long-time director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, returns here with that company for the first time since his four-year stint doubling up as artistic director of the National Ballet of Japan ended last June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2015
Japanese ballerina leaps into principal role at Australian Ballet
A 24-year-old Japanese ballerina has been appointed principal artist with the prestigious Australian Ballet, the company has announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2015
Retired Japanese Bolshoi soloist coaches budding Siberian ballet troupe
A retired Japanese soloist at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet has established a foundation in Buryatia, a Russian federal republic in eastern Siberia, to promote local artistic activities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 25, 2015
A 'Swan Lake' of diversity
"Ballet must be accessible," the French choreographer and artistic director of The Ballet of Monte Carlo, Jean-Christophe Maillot, believes — and the upcoming Japan premiere of "LAC," his most ambitious reconfiguration of a classic to date, promises to attract both fans of Tchaikovsky's famed 1876 "Swan Lake" with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and also those looking for a narrative with contemporary resonance.
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 25, 2015
Unique exhibition reveals some K-Ballet gems and pure Kumakawa gold
"Looking at my last 15 years' work, I see it as a series of excitements," Tetsuya Kumakawa told The Japan Times.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2015
Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competition
Lausanne Switzerland
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 4, 2015
Malakhov brings borscht to ballet
"In my free time when I'm not taking classes or conducting rehearsals, I like to go to theaters and museums — or just go shopping and visit different parts of the city," Vladimir Malakhov, The Tokyo Ballet's new artistic adviser explained during our recent Japan Times interview.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jan 1, 2015
Curtains up on 2015
Innovation adds sparkle to traditional forms

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