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Ukraine's ballet dancers perform in London to raise humanitarian funds
Ukraine ballet dancers perform Giselle in London to raise funds for humanitarian efforts
Former Daft Punk member goes from electronic dance to classical
One half of Daft Punk is back but this time it's classical as Thomas Bangalter composes his first piece for a symphony orchestra
Émigré Bolshoi Ballet star: I followed my conscience leaving Russia
Olga Smirnova, 30, caused an earthquake in the dance world when she left the Moscow institution in March over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Now, she says, she fears for Russian performers who will be isolated for years to come
Ballet for Peace unites Ukrainian and Russian dancers in Naples
Among the stars at the event was prima ballerina Olga Smirnova, who quit the Bolshoi last month and is now dancing with the Dutch National Ballet.
Bolshoi star Olga Smirnova quits Russian troupe over Ukraine invasion
"My grandfather is Ukrainian, and I am a quarter Ukrainian," the ballerina said on Telegram.
Kyiv City Ballet find safe haven in French capital
One of the dancers will be headed to the Ukrainian border in the coming days to pick up her young daughter who was accompanied out of the country.
Dancers resign from Russian Bolshoi ballet over Ukraine
The pair, who are Italian and Brazilian nationals, cite the war in Ukraine as they exit the Russian cultural institution.
Cancelled culture: who's putting Russia in a cultural blackout?
As the world watches the disaster unfolding in Ukraine culture has become a 21st century frontier, let's look at who's cancelling culture for Russia.
Kyiv Grand Ballet give emotional final performance of French tour
After two months of touring in France, the Kyiv Grand Ballet put on Swan Lake for the last time, at a time of great tragedy for their home country, Ukraine
Two more British cultural institutions cut ties with BP
'The tide is turning' as more British cultural institutions cut ties with BP. This week the National Portrait Gallery and Scottish Ballet said they're ending their sponsorship deals over fossil fuel concerns.
Tchaikovsky’s iconic Nutcracker ballet delights audiences in Moscow
Because of COVID, the Bolshoi Theatre limited audience capacity to 70%, but those in the house seemed to love what they saw.
La Scala delays ballet season opener due to COVID outbreak
Italy’s La Scala has postponed its ballet season premiere after a coronavirus outbreak in its ranks.
The ballet dancer inspiring children living in Kenya’s slum
"Everybody deserves the right to dance. Everybody deserves the right to be who they are. Ballet was made for the elite because it needed to divide people, but dance is something that is meant to unite."
World's first NFT ballet set to go on sale
London Royal Ballet's prima ballerina will star in pieces set to go on auction for £50,000.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet creates huge tutus to ensure dancers stay socially distanced
Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre reopens after six month coronvirus lockdown
The theatre kicked off its 245th season to a mask-wearing half-empty auditorium with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo”.
Vienna ballet students ‘told to smoke’ to stay slim
Student dancers at Vienna State Opera’s top ballet school were subjected to physical and mental abuse, an investigation has found.
Cuba celebrates 500 years of history through its arts
Visit the cosmopolitan and cultural city of Havana through its Cuban music and National Ballet productions
World's largest touring Swan Lake arrives in Berlin
Shanghai Ballet production of the Tchaikovsky classic has 48 swans
Watch: Cuban ballet dancers return to island after exile
Five Cuban ballet dancers, who were once banned from the country, have returned to dance in Havana's International Ballet Festival.