Sergei Polunin in Men in Motion

Sergei Polunin

I've written about the young star Polunin before (see links at the end of this article): His surprise departure from the Royal Ballet, January 24th, the possible reason (or reasons) for his departure and now, Sergei Polunin in Men in Motion as James Dean. Sergei Polunin in Men in Motion He had been compared to Nureyev and Baryshnikov by critics and was made the Royal Ballet's youngest principal dancer at 19. Then he stunned the dance world by quitting a week before he was due to appear on … [Read more...]

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan: “Unrealistic”

Black Swan courtesy of

Natalie Portman's Black Swan - Unrealistic Royal Ballet principal dancer, Sarah Lamb says, regarding Natalie Portman's Black Swan - "Unrealistic".  She also shares her experience with ballet injuries, competition and her thoughts on the future of her career as a ballerina. Lamb is a truly beautiful dancer and you can see with each movement that she makes how much time, work and dedication went into perfecting her craft. As with any artist, she is fully devoted and passionate about what … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dances for 2011 by Luke Jennings

Top 10 Dances for 2011 Luke Jennings from The Observer, UK

Luke Jennings, journalist and dance critic for The Observer of the UK has picked his Top 10 Dances for 2011. Some of them are classical ballet works, though not all of them. To state that 2011 has been a difficult year for the arts is putting it lightly. With many professional ballet and contemporary dance companies feeling the world recession crunch, they have been forced to be creative with their choice of programs to entice audiences to attend their performances. Besides the usual … [Read more...]

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