Kenneth MacMillan

Type: Person
Name: Kenneth MacMillan
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 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 The Economist - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Natalia Osipova – Becoming a Swan

Behind the Scenes at the Royal Ballet with a Prima BallerinaPhotographer: Andrej UspenskiRussian ballerina Natalia Osipova is to join The Royal Ballet in the 2013/14 Season as the Principal. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s ... [Published RussianMind - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

What did you do in the war, mummy?

How do you stage warfare? In a year commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the conflict resists direct dramatisation. Naturalism struggles to capture the scale, and bathos might demean the dead. Dance embodied yet abstract vocabulary, a wordless ... [Published Arts Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

The Last Dance

Lucinda Dunn can’t be sure what the morning of Wednesday April 24 will bring. The evening before, Dunn will have given her final performance as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet, dancing the lead role in Kenneth MacMillan’s tragic love story ... [Published Broadsheet - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Five Minutes with Chris Rodgers-Wilson from Manon

As the recipient of Telstra’s Ballet Dancer Award in 2013, at 26, Chris Rodgers-Wilson is already a celebrated member of the Australian Ballet Company. Appearing in Manon – a tale where love is blind and wealth is blinding – he will be sure to charm audiences ... [Published Broadsheet - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

For love and Manon

All the way from the back streets of Laverton, the Australian Ballet’s principal dancer Adam Bull is the star of choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, opening on Friday at Melbourne’s Arts Centre.Often dubbed Australia’s version of Billy Elliot ... [Published Wyndham Weekly - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

A first lady of dance

Adrienne SichelThe Tshwane Dance Theatre founder is getting special treatment at the State Theatre Arena this week with Women in Dance ? The Vicki Karras Tribute.Once the word got out late last year Karras, 72, was ill and undergoing chemotherapy, messages ... [Published Daily News South Africa - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Feb 03 2014 - Updated Feb 03 2014 - 1 reports

Jean Babilée

was an explosive star of post-war European ballet who risked life and limb staging his character’s suicide Jean Babilée, who has died aged 90, survived as a Jew in Occupied France to become the most exciting male ballet star of post-war Europe, breaking ... [Published Telegraph - Feb 03 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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Winter's toil [Published The Economist - Apr 14 2014]
Winter's toil [Published Prospero - The Economist - Apr 14 2014]
Natalia Osipova – Becoming a Swan [Published RussianMind - Apr 09 2014]
What did you do in the war, mummy? [Published Arts Journal - Apr 03 2014]
The Last Dance [Published Broadsheet - Apr 03 2014]
Five Minutes with Chris Rodgers-Wilson from Manon [Published Broadsheet - Mar 18 2014]
For love and Manon [Published Wyndham Weekly - Mar 12 2014]
A first lady of dance [Published Daily News South Africa - Mar 11 2014]
Jean Babilée [Published Telegraph - Feb 03 2014]
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