Kenneth MacMillan

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Name: Kenneth MacMillan
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Pic of the Week: En Pointe

Former American Ballet Theatre dancer Sue Knapp-Steen takes in the new Library of Congress exhibition about the professional dance company. 20104. Photo by Ashley Jones.Last week, the Library of Congress opened the exhibition “American Ballet Theatre: ... [Published Library of Congress - Aug 20 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 22 2014 - 1 reports

Ivan Nagy

was one of the great 'danseurs nobles’, who was adored by Margot Fonteyn and discovered Carlos Acosta Ivan Nagy, who has died aged 70, was one of the great ballet danseurs nobles, and was adored by ballerinas such as Margot Fonteyn and Natalia Makaro ... [Published Telegraph - May 22 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Winter's toil

SHAKESPEARE and ballet are hardly strangers. In the past 100 years, some of the playwright’s best-known works, including “Hamlet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, have been set to classical choreography. Yet the ballet form struggles to convey Shakespeare’s ... [Published Prospero - The Economist - Apr 14 2014]

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...1940s Babilée’s performances stunned the young ballet student Kenneth MacMillan, who would later become Britain’s leading dramatic choreographer. "he was the first man i saw really jump high" said MacMillan the Frenchman’s high-sprung spins and swift footbeats set a new standard for male athletic technique

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Pic of the Week: En Pointe [Published Library of Congress - Aug 20 2014]
Ivan Nagy [Published Telegraph - May 22 2014]
Winter's toil [Published Prospero - The Economist - Apr 14 2014]
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Winter's toil [Published Prospero - The Economist - Apr 14 2014]
SHAKESPEARE and ballet are hardly strangers. In the past 100 years, some of the playwright’s best-known works, including “Hamlet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, have been set to classical choreography. Yet the ballet form struggles to convey Shakespeare’s ...
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