Bintley returns with his new-look 'Cinderella'

Stage Apr 28, 2015

Bintley returns with his new-look 'Cinderella'

by Kris Kosaka

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 ...

Debutante ups the drama to refresh 'Sleeping Beauty'

Stage Nov 5, 2014

Debutante ups the drama to refresh 'Sleeping Beauty'

by Kris Kosaka

As Noriko Ohara, the newly appointed artistic director of the National Ballet of Japan put it during a recent interview with The Japan Times: " 'The Sleeping Beauty' should be a spectacle — it should be gorgeous and dramatic." Our conversation, animated with Ohara's frequent ...