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Why I Dance: Johan Kobborg

Elegance, precision, and emotional nuance have been signatures of Johan Kobborg’s dancing since he began performing, first with the Royal Danish Ballet, and then with The Royal Ballet. He has long excelled in classical danseur noble roles, like Albrecht in Giselle, but is a sensitive interpreter of contemporary work, like Tim Rushton’s new version of […]

Kobborg Out at Bucharest? What We Know So Far

Johan Kobborg, photo by Taylor-Ferné Morris Something’s going on at the National Ballet of Romania, but it’s not clear what. On Tuesday, Johan Kobborg started a social media frenzy after writing: “It is with a heavy heart I find my name removed as artistic director of the ONB company. I have nothing but love for the dancers. I […]

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 […]

From JLaw to Ralph Fiennes, Here Are the Danciest Movies in the Works for 2018

Oh, Hollywood. In any given year, Tinseltown’s use of dance in film veers from the woefully disappointing to the surprisingly delightful, but one thing’s for certain: It’s rarely boring. Here’s our not-at-all-comprehensive and completely-subject-to-change list of the new dance-related movies coming soon to a theater (or laptop screen) near you. Red Sparrow Based on Jason […]

Five of Ballet's Best Wedding Pas to Celebrate the Royal Engagement

The Anglophiles in our office (myself included) are pretty chuffed to hear that there’s another Royal Wedding in the works now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made it official. And naturally, it got us thinking about that wonderful staple of classical (and not-so-classical) ballet, the wedding pas de deux. To celebrate, here are […]

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