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Anna Karenina (Sony Centre, Toronto, April 2015) based on Tolstoy’s novel.
Premiere March 31, 2005
Choreography: Boris Eifman
Music: Tchaikovsky
Sets: Zinovy Margolin
Lighting: Gleb Filshtinsky
A very compelling ballet to us with a great sense of theatre. The raw emotions ride out through Boris Eifman’s choreography. His lifts in all the pas-de-deux are powerful and dramatic. Highly recommended.

Karsavina 1.jpg
By Unknown -, CC0, Link


The Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize at the Four Seasons, Toronto, Canada:

(Denmark’s) Royal Ballet:
Dancers: Stephanie Chen Gundorph Moller and Sebastian Haynes Grand Pas Classic: choreography, Victor Gsovsky, music Daniel Auber
The Hamburg Ballet:
Dancers: Futaba Ishizaki and Christopher Evans Pas de deux from Act II of Giselle: choreography, after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, music Adolphe Adam

Boston Ballet:
Dancers: Ji Young Chae and Junxiong Zhao Pas de deux from Act II of the Nutcracker, choreographer after Lev Ivanov, music Pyotr Tchaikovsky The National Ballet of Canada:
Dancers: Hannah Fischer (winner), Ethan Watts Pas de deux from Act III of the Sleeping Beauty, choreography, Rudolph Nureyev after Marius Petipa, music Pyotr Tchaikovsky San Francisco Ballet:
Dancers: Wan Tin Zhao and Carlo di Lanno (winner)Pas de deux from Act III of the Sleeping Beauty, choreography, Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa, music Pyotr Tchaikovsky Contemporary repertoire:

(Denmark’s) Royal Ballet: Iguazu Falls, choreography Alban Lendorf

The Hamburg Ballet:
Memories of the Future, choreography, Helias Tur-Dorvault Boston Ballet:
Disrict, choreography, Yuri Yanowsky (winner) The National Ballet of Canada
The Wild Space between Two Hearts, choreography, Robert Binet San Francisco Ballet:
Frayed, choreography, Myles Thatcher
In French; general arts multimedia.
Georgian men dancing right on their toes in soft shoes with no support (ethnic dance); Balanchine was Georgian

Monica Mason retires; we thank Dame Monica for her genuine dedication towards the art and wish her the very best:
Sadler's Wells:

New theatre and dance:
Save the Children's Fund:

New English Ballet Theatre:

Laura Alonso - Canton Ballet:
Laura Alonso - Ecured
The Missing Link to Being a Cuban Dancer

Carlos Acosta - International Dance Foundation: - The Social Network | Innovation in Motion... - Dance Events, Directory, Reviews, Services and More at

Reinstate Wayne Eagling as Artistic Director of English National Ballet and instruct the Arts Council to conduct a review of the ENB Board - e-petitions
Edward Villella's dismissal from Miami City Ballet:

China's disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe:

Shown on Good Morning America:
Incredible Dance Performed By Man On Crutches
DanceTabs | A sharp eyed look at Dance & Ballet Across the World

Support the Arts - How the Arts Contribute to the Economy
Save the Arts
Magazine Danser

By Lambtron - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Erik Aschengreen | Gyldendal - Den Store Danske
Elizabeth Souritz Soviet dance writer
Elizabeth Souritz
Elizabeth Souritz
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
More2screen Presents the World's First 3D Ballet: Mariinsky's Giselle
Ballet - Bel Air Media
Dance Films Association |
Jobs, careers & news for the arts and creative industry - | The UK Arts Portal

Lincoln Kirstein Bibliography

From Dancing Times - News
ICE HOT - Nordic Dance Platform - Program - PublicTemplates

The Bay Area Reporter Online | Profound spirit of Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer at Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus 2008.jpg
By Guus Krol - Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus 2008, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Ballet2000 - la revue internationale de la danse
Archivio La Scala - Archivio La Scala

Save the Children Fund:
`Everybody in Cuba has access to culture' | Cuba News Headlines. Cuban Daily News

Robert Lepage's Eonnagata Toronto - Robert Lepage's Eonnagata at Sony Centre For The Performing Arts | Eventful

The Arts Desk
Shaw Festival the best of Ontario Theatre Passion to Dance: The National Ballet of Canada eBook: James Neufeld: Kindle Store
The Lowry
The Lowry - Dance - The First Art Newspaper on the Net
The Metropolitan Opera
Aga Khan in Toronto to launch $300M Islamic centre | Posted Toronto | National Post
CBC Video: The National: Aga Khan in Toronto « Ismailimail

Info on Panamanian coup attempt in the 1950’s:
fonteyn & castro - Google Search
Kulturkompasset | critics of culture events
Some info on arts venues in Toronto:

Luminato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Case Of The Missing Russian Crime Novel - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010

kultiversum - Theater, Oper, Tanz, Literatur, Musik

Kusakabe Kimbei - 378 Dancing.jpg
By Kusakabe Kimbei (1841-1934) -, Public Domain, Link

Persian Dance And Its Forgotten History, By Nima Kiann
Les Ballets Persans de Nima Kiann

Royal Opera House on iTunes

The Ballet Association
Dance Consortium - Home -
Pointe Magazine
Do The Math Dance -- Mathematicians And Choreographers Use Dance To Teach Mathematics

At the MET in NYC:

The Met: Live in HD
all other countries
Template Player - The Metropolitan Opera in New York

The Stage / News / Manchester's Palace Theatre set to become northern base for the Royal Opera House
The Stage / The website for the entertainment industry / Theatre, performing arts, TV and radio
Moonwalk (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gidon Kremer and "Kremerata Baltica" dedicate concert to Garden of Destinies :: The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics
Gidon Kremer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
De Profundis | Nonesuch Records

Welcome - Royal Opera House
Pointe Shoe Appeal 2011 - Royal Opera House

ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy & Critical Theory

World of Art - Russian Art Movement and Magazine Mir iskusstva - The Art History Archive

Schedule for all theatres (all stages) in St. Petersburg City, Russia -

Erté - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Largest Selection of Erte - 718-531-7830
Стиль Арт Деко (Art Deco), скульптура, графика

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC : Antiquarian Music Dealers specializing in Rare Printed Music, Musical Autographs and Manuscripts

BALLET BOOKSTORE - Dance books and videos
Writers on Dance: Don McDonagh: Books Chazin-Bennahum, Judith: Books Kathrine Sorley Walker: Books Cyril Beaumont: Books
Leslie Getz
The Ballet Bag
Ballet Arizona
Ib Andersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
YouTube - balletarizona's Channel

Ballet - Det Kongelige Teater video Harald Lander - His Life and Ballets (9781852731298): Erik Aschengreen, Patricia N McAndrew: Books
Erik Aschengreen - Danish Dance Critic (mostly in Danish)
Monaco Dance Forum

Dance Across Europe:
Aerowaves - Dance Across Europe

AZ Dance Coalition
Welcome to the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC)

The Charity Commission for England and Wales

Arts Homepage : Theatre & Performance

Travel for the Arts for lovers of opera, dance and Classical music | Dance

Travel for the Arts for lovers of opera, dance and Classical music

Presto Classical - Buy classical CDs, opera CDs, & DVDs online - Canada's leading independent music retailer for more than 30 Years.

The Drummond Fund -
Jonathan Miller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Miller: Master of all trades
Arts, Classical Music, Opera, Theatre, Photography | Archive for Dance

International Music Festival of Cyclades -

In Copenhagen, Denmark:
Thorvaldsens Museum

Sweden :
Drottningholms Slottsteater

Ballet in Russia magazine
Ballet magazine - About the magazine

Sruti:A Monthly Magazine on Indian Performing Arts.


One of our favo(u)rite architects:
Antoni Gaudí - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaudi Designer :: Home ::

ballettanz - Home

Information on one of the greatest of choreographers:

Christian Johansson - Petipa's Great Associate
Christian Johansson (Swedish-Russian dancer) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Nicolai Legat: in the great tradition - Russian ballet master, 1869-1937 | Dance Magazine | Find Articles at BNET

A Society For the Advancement of the Advancement of the Ideas of Auguste Vestris

Carlo Blasis
The Cecchetti Society Trust Fundraising - Online Fundraising -
Erlund Hudson - Telegraph
Cecchetti International Classical Ballet | Official CICB Site
Cecchetti Ballet Australia
The Cecchetti Society of Canada
Main - Welcome to Cecchetti Council of America
Cecchetti USA
Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa
Danzare Cecchetti

Home - Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Master Teacher Laura Alonso | Facebook
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
International Ballet Festival of Havana
Foundation for Community Dance - Home
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Om Kolthoum, venerated Egyptian singer:

Luay K. Nakhleh
Umm Kulthum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another singer with an extraordinary voice, Yma Sumac: - Yma Sumac Homepage
A large collection of Yma Sumac's work available here:

GEMM: The World's Largest Marketplace
Yma Sumac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Information on Jenny Lind, 19th century Swedish singer:

Jenny Lind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jenny Lind (1820-1887)

Carmen Amaya , greatest flamenco artist:

YouTube - Carmen Amaya
YouTube - Carmen Amaya
Flamenco's humane roots | Mike Marqusee | Comment is free |
Georgian men dancing right on their toes in soft shoes with no support (ethnic dance); by the way, Balanchine was Georgian
Best of Lebanese Dabke
Tsamikos - Dora Stratou
Top 10 Traditional Dances In The World 1
Top 10 Traditional Dances In The World 2

Yuri Soloviev, great Soviet artist of the Kirov

YouTube - Oum Kalthoum: Amal Hayaty Part 1

YouTube - Oum Kalthoum: Amal Hayaty Part 2
Oum Kalthoum

Yma Sumac Peruvian Singer Artist

Some information on Marian Anderson :Harmon Collection

Penn Special Collections - Anderson exhibit

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet, interview:

Some photos and video clips of Ib Andersen - Ballet Arizona's Artistic Director:
Danish Ballet Journal - Датский Балет Журнал
(there are also some very interesting clips of other ballets and companies)

An article (1987): Ib Andersen and the Seasons of a Dancer - New York Times

YouTube - balletarizona's Channel

Yûkoku: The Rite of Love and Death ( Mishima ); the extraordinarily talented Yukio Mishima, himself obsessed with death, died by his own hand committing ritual suicide (Seppuku/Harakiri).
Boris Ryzhy (considered poet of Perestroika)

Ballet across borders: career and ... - Google Books

Dance Library - ספריית מחול מודרני, ריקוד בישראל, תרבות
Danceview - Copenhagen Report :
Presto Classical - Buy classical CDs, opera CDs, & DVDs online and, your gateways to the ballet and dance world.
Official Website | Congress on Research in Dance
Dance Critics Association
Society of Dance History Scholars:

Australia Dancing
Diaghilev Ballet Russes Collection at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume

Voice of Dance
Opera and Ballet Trips:
Lady Susie Gilbert, nee Susan Sacher, (the late Sir Martin Gilbert's second wife): "Opera for Everybody” and “A Tale of Four Houses
"Susie Gilbert
Susie Gilbert has worked for many years as an archival researcher and editor on numerous books of twentieth century history, including the official biography of Winston Churchill. Her previous book, A Tale of Four Houses, published in 2003, traced the history of Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera since 1945."

My Dance Alliance (Malaysia)
WDA Europe - Organizzazione mondiale per la danza in Europa: Festival, concorsi eventi patrocinati
World Dance Allicane - Asian Pacific

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Dance UK - The National Voice for Dance

The excellent dance journal "Dance Chronicle" is available in digital form:
JSTOR: Dance Chronicle

Another excellent dance journal, Britain's ' Dancing Times' , see their overseas online calendar: Dancing Times

Lotte Berk Method |Fitness DVD | Fitness Video
Lotte Berk - Obituaries, News - The Independent

The Language of Dance Centre
Dance UK - The National Voice For Dance - Home
Department for Culture Media and Sport - arts

The Noguchi Museum
American Masters . Isamu Noguchi | PBS

It's a beautiful game as ballet steps into football's shoes | Stage | The Guardian

Vakhtang Chabukiani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Helpmann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henning Kronstam, Portrait of a Danish Dancer

... Kitt Johnson X-act
PanCreas - En international festival under temaet ’Krop, Anatomi og Koreografi’

May O'Donnell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
University Press of Florida: May O'Donnell


Home | Garth Fagan
Glen Tetley - ABT
Paul Taylor - American Modern Dance
Agnes de Mille:
Agnes de Mille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Cranko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Eugene Onegin - audiobook)
(Eugene Onegin - audiobook)
Antony Tudor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antony Tudor - ABT

The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust

Kurt Jooss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Green Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Librarian's Lobby July 2002, by Daniel D. Stuhlman -- Jewish Comedians part II
Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Danny & Sylvia - A Musical Love Story - 7/1/02

Canadian jazz great:
Oscar Peterson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oscar Peterson

::The Jazz Loft Project:: BOOK

Jean-Gaspard Deburau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portrait of Gaspard Deburau as Pierrot, circa 1815 Giclee Print by A. Trouve at

Great Soviet Choreographer:
Rostislav Zakharov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zakharov, Rostislav – FREE Zakharov, Rostislav information | Find Zakharov, Rostislav research
Rostislav Zakharov (Choreography) -

Constantin Stanislavski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lev Ivanov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glenn Gould - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
YouTube - Glenn Gould interview on the Goldberg Variations 1981 part 1
YouTube - Glenn Gould interview on the Goldberg Variations 1981 part 2
YouTube - Glenn Gould interview on the Goldberg Variations 1981 part 3
Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations - Google Search

Classical Music Online:

Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia Goldberg Variations - Google Search

Adeline Genee:
Stage Beauty
Svetlana Beriosova
The Official Josephine Baker Website
The Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress (Performing Arts Encyclopedia, The Library of Congress)

Madeleine Renaud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Today’s underrated stars - Meet John Heard
Cutter’s Way
Chilly Scenes of Winter
We feel John Heard is on the same par with Robert de Niro as far as his acting goes; he is a fine actor. The fact he’s best known for the movie Home Alone is a great insult.

Atom Egoyan (Armenian Canadian Film Director)

Greek Nobel Prize winners in literature:

Giorgos Seferis
Odysseus Elytis

Trivia on Final Days of English Illustrator Audrey Beardsley | Trivia Library
Aubrey Beardsley Art Images
Aubrey Beardsley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arthur Rackham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rackham Fairy and Fairy Tale Art (Arthur Rackham)

Takato Yamamoto Japanese Artist

Some of the oldest novels written:
The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu, early years of the 11th century. (Ebook)
The Tale of Genji, LIBRIVOX
Callirhoe, Chariton of Aphrodisias (regularly referred to as Chaereas and Callirhoe) may have been written in the mid 1st century AD.

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