Old favourites, new challenges: Russian Ballet Icons Gala

A tribute to Diaghilev that looked backward, showcased the contemporary and offered something new

Yuri Grigorovich, master Russian choreographer, reaches his 90th birthday

As he celebrates his 90th birthday on January 2nd, Charlotte Kasner looks at the colossus of Russian choreographers that is Yuri Grigorovich, his times and his work. Yuri Nikolayevich Grigorovich was born in 1927 in Leningrad, ten years after the October revolution that swept imperialism away and just three years after the death of Lenin … Read more

As he celebrates his 90th birthday, three Yuri Grigorovich classic ballet productions come to the big screen

As Charlotte Kasner points out in her in-depth look at Yuri Grigorovich, if there is one choreographer who dominated Russian ballet during the second half of the 20th-century it is surely Yuri Grigorovich, who on January 2nd, 2017, celebrates his 90th birthday, an occasion being marked by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow with a season … Read more