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Netherlands: Amsterdam citizens protest as Dutch ballet hires Russian dancer

Ruptly 17 Apr 2022
Dozens of demonstrators protested against the Dutch National Ballet hiring Russian ballerina Olga Smirnova, in Amsterdam on Saturday.

War brings new iron curtain down on Russia’s storied ballet stages

The Irish Times 15 Apr 2022
So she left the Bolshoi, the storied company whose name is synonymous with ballet, with its gilded theatres just blocks from the Kremlin, uprooted her life and moved to Amsterdam, where she joined the Dutch National Ballet ... Olga Smirnova at the Dutch National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam.

Ballet Hisp�nico celebrates 50-plus years of creativity, diversity and inclusion

Worcester Telegram 13 Apr 2022
Ballet Hispánico continued the discovery ... Now Vilaro is just the second artistic director in Ballet Hispánico's history ... But in 2009 he rejoined Ballet Hispánico after Ramirez's retirement ... In 2016 the ballet company’s costumes and floors were ravaged when a major water main burst on Amsterdam Avenue and flooded the studio.

Kingsport teen to train with Royal Danish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet this summer

Johnson City Press 03 Apr 2022
17-year-old Barnes, who has been practicing ballet since he was 3, will be spending his summer participating in summer intensive training programs with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam ... Barnes got his start at Kingsport Ballet after watching his sister practice ballet when he was 3.

As war imperils Ukraine's young dancers, Charleston dance pros step up

The Post and Courier 27 Mar 2022
Polina Chepik has just finished her third day at Dutch National Ballet Academy. She has just traveled for five days by many modes of transportation get safely from Kyiv, Ukraine to Amsterdam ... Polina Chepik at Academie voor Theater en Dans, or Dutch National Ballet Academy, in Amsterdam ... Polina Chepik has come to Amsterdam with very little.

Essential Arts: Sculptures of grand, vivifying ambition

The Los Angeles Times 26 Mar 2022
Reporter Jessica Gelt spoke with several young dancers who have fled Ukraine with the help of the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition ... After the event was canceled amid the war, the organization offered to help place Ukrainian dancers at different ballet schools across Europe.

A former Bolshoi dancer is helping young dancers flee Ukraine, one ballet school at a time

The Los Angeles Times 21 Mar 2022
More than 80 young Ukrainian dancers have found safe haven at prestigious ballet schools, including the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam ... Dimitry Sitnitsky, 17, Sofia Chycha, 15, and Maria Bondarenko, 18, now study at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam.

Russian ballerina Olga Smirnova quits Bolshoi over war

The Telegraph India 19 Mar 2022
In a move likely to shake up the ballet world, Smirnova, 30, on Wednesday announced that she had joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, becoming one of the most significant Russian cultural figures to leave ...

'We cannot remain indifferent': Russian star ballerina quits Bolshoi Ballet

CTV 17 Mar 2022
One of the stars of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, Olga Smirnova, has quit the company over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and will instead dance for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam ... .

Olga Smirnova: Ballerina quits Russian company over Ukraine war

Al Jazeera 16 Mar 2022
Russian prima ballerina Olga Smirnova, a critic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has quit the Bolshoi Ballet company in Moscow and will join the Dutch National Ballet, the Dutch organisation has said ... Brazilian dancer Victor Caixeta, 22, who had spent five years at the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg, is also joining the Amsterdam-based company.

Olga Smirnova: Ballerina leaves Russia for Netherlands after denouncing war

BBC News 16 Mar 2022
A leading Bolshoi prima ballerina, who recently denounced Russia's invasion of Ukraine, is leaving the country to join Dutch National Ballet ... Her first role with the company will be appearing in the ballet classic Raymonda, which will premiere on 3 April in Amsterdam.

Isaac Hernández: Why I’m leaving English National Ballet

The Times/The Sunday Times 20 Feb 2022
“But I never intended to stay in London — I have danced in Paris, Russia, Amsterdam, and feel like I belong in all those companies.

Australian Ballet mixes fresh and faves

The Daily Mail 07 Dec 2021
Spare a thought for David Hallberg, the Australian Ballet's (still) quite new artistic director. In 2020, with much fanfare, the company's previous and longest-serving leader, former principal dancer David McAllister, passed the baton to South Dakota-born Hallberg, 39, a principal with both American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Ahmad Joudeh, Stateless Refugee and Dancer, Finds Hope, Home and Success in Ballet

Daily Times Chronicle 23 Sep 2021
From Stateless Refugee to International Ballet Star. A Memoir in which world-renowned ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh shares his story of growing up in the Al-Yarmouk camp in Syria, a stateless refugee descended from Palestinians who fled war in the 1940s, and his determination to overcome life-or-death circumstances to achieve his dreams.

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