Truth Surfaces: Why Sergei Polunin Quit

Sergei Polunin: Truth surfaces as to why he resigned from the Royal Ballet

In my post: Why did Sergei Polunin quit? I, like many ballet lovers had this unanswered question. Now the truth begins to surface. Polunin, whose passionate and technically brilliant performances have drawn comparisons with Rudolf Nureyev arrived in Britain as a promising 13 year-old. But in recent months friends and colleagues have spoken of their concern that he has struggled to cope with the pressure of performing at such a level. The dancer is understood to have told the Royal Ballet … [Read more...]

Interview: Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton as on of the ugly step-sisters in Cinderella

Anna Pavlova and Frederick Aston crossed paths during her South American tour. He had gone to see the great ballerina perform and his life was changed forever! Frederick Aston Ashton was born at Guayaquil in Ecuador, [on September 1904]  in the artistic neighbourhood called Las Peñas, the original founding site of the city. When he was three years old he moved with his family to Lima in Peru. When he was 13 he witnessed a life-changing event when he attended a performance by the … [Read more...]

Sergei Polunin Abruptly Leaves Royal Ballet

The life of a professional ballet dancer is very demanding. Why did Sergei Polunin abruptly leave Royal Ballet?

Yesterday, we got the unexpected news: "Sergei Polunin Abruptly Leaves Royal Ballet." London balletomanes were in shock as were ballet lovers around the world. What could have pushed Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer and most promising member to walk out a week before performances? Sergei Polunin Abruptly Leaves Royal Ballet Polunin’s unprecedentedly abrupt departure was front-page news, but the 22-year-old star has long been food for headlines. His teenage debut as the … [Read more...]

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