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Alina Cojocaru as Giselle: Spiritual in both acts

5:00 a.m. I just realized I won’t back get to sleep unless I write about Cojocaru’s Giselle. She’s invaded my dreams. She reminded me of Gelsey Kirkland 35 years ago. The little-girl look, the vulnerability, the feeling of a heart exposed. Cojocaru’s delicate face has a whiff of sadness around the eyes that foreshadows the […]

Cojocaru and Kobborg Bid Farewell to the Royal

Tonight in London, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, one of the Royal Ballet’s star couples onstage and off, will take their final bows at Covent Garden as members of that company in MacMillan’s Mayerling. In an announcement made just two days ago, the company stated that the pair is leaving the company “to pursue other […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings American Ballet Theatre artistic director Kevin McKenzie will step down at the end of 2022. The search for his successor will begin this summer. At BODYTRAFFIC, co-founder Lillian Barbeito has stepped down as […]

Tamara Rojo on Becoming English National Ballet's "Overqualified Understudy"

In the six years since taking over as artistic director at English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, 44, has been lauded for revitalizing the company. She has presented classics danced with gusto alongside contemporary commissions, including a radical reworking of Giselle by contemporary/kathak choreographer Akram Khan, setting the story in a community of migrant factory workers. […]

We're Obsessed With Cloud & Victory's Instagram (And You Should Be, Too)

Maybe because it’s Monday, maybe because it’s cold, maybe because if you hear “Waltz of the Flowers” one more time you might do something you regret. But a stroll (ahem, scroll) through Cloud & Victory’s social media channels is guaranteed to brighten your day. How do we love Cloud & Victory’s Instagram? Oh let us […]

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