Tag english national ballet

So You Want to Become Choreographers?

With fierce competition on for places in Dutch National Ballet’s Choreographic Academy, we ask what can the budding choreographers  expect? Aspiring young choreographers have a chance to find out whether they have it in them to become professional dance makers,…

Irek Mukhamedov – A Life Renewed

As the stage lures him back once again, Irek Mukhamedov talks to Ballet Position about “performing, acting, interacting, being alive.”   A dancer’s career is cruelly short. Actors can act into their 80s (look at Maggie Smith, Judi Dench), singers sing…

Laurretta Summerscales: becoming Juliet…

ENB Principal Laurretta Summerscales talks to Ballet Position about her favourite roles and the current  phase in the company’s history. Juliet is one of Lauretta Summerscales’ favourite roles. Juliet, that is, in the Rudolf Nureyev production of the tragic love…

Dominique Mercy and Life After Pina Bausch

Dominique Mercy, veteran of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, talks to BalletPosition about her legacy and plans for the company’s future. Dominique Mercy is an extremely engaging man, whose easy smile always starts in his pale blue eyes. A dancer all…

Susan Robinson: For the “Pure Love of Dance”

Susan Robinson, ballet teacher extraordinaire, on how she transmits her “pure passion for the art” to successive generations of dancers. On the last night of English National Ballet’s London Christmas season, Laurretta Summerscales received a rapturous ovation for her sparkling…