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10 Minutes With Ivan Vasiliev

On his new duet program with his ex, Natalia Osipova.     Photo by Stas Levshin, Courtesy Sergei Danilian   From Moscow to Milan to New York, international guest star Ivan Vasiliev is always on the move. In addition to being a principal with the Mikhailovsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, he remains a principal […]

Osipova & Vasiliev: Beyond the Thrills

Natlalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev upped the ante on Don Q Saturday night, reaching a level of virtuosity that one might label superhuman. Her turns were ultra speedy and her balances breathtakingly long; his leaps brought him near the flies, with newfangled splitting of his legs midair. Together, they were simply thrilling. It was an […]

Osipova and Vasiliev in Love

So Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev are engaged! And they’re about to dance “Romeo and Juliet for real” in London, which is driving the London critics wild with anticipation. I just feel they’re meant for each other, and I long to see them dance together again. The first time I almost saw them dance together […]

How the Kings of Dance Deflate their Royalty

The “Kings of Dance” is a hard moniker to live up to, but this year something very nice emerged from the performance at NY City Center. Every choreographer on the program made decidedly unKingly pieces. In Mauro Bigonzetti’s Jazzy Five, they poked fun at each other, deflating the notion of reverence for ballet royalty. It […]

A Natalia Osipova Documentary Is Hitting Theaters Tomorrow

You never quite know what’s going to happen when Natalia Osipova steps onstage—you know you’re in for something extraordinary, but the exact nature of what you’ll get is a mystery until it’s happening. It’s only fitting, then, that we would learn of Force of Nature, a new documentary following a year of the ballet superstar’s […]

We Totally Nailed These Past "25 to Watch" Picks

It’s January, and that means one thing here at Dance Magazine: It’s “25 to Watch” time. Back in January 2001, we started the tradition of highlighting 25 up-and-coming dancers, choreographers, companies and trends who, in our humble opinion, were on the brink of making major waves. This was my first year being in the room […]

Marcelo Gomes’ Choreographic Breakthrough

It’s well known that Marcelo Gomes fires up a stage no matter what role he’s dancing. Whether this American Ballet Theatre principal is Prince Siegfried, the evil Carabosse or a bold force in contemporary works, we cannot get enough of him. He’s also famous for being the favorite partner of a slew of international ballerinas. […]

It's Not You. It's Me.

Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin broke the ballet internet in November when they confirmed their relationship to the press. She, one of ballet’s most explosive performers, and he, its high-profile bad boy, declared their offstage partnership, and juicily alleged that directors were trying to stifle their creative one. But what perhaps made it even more […]

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