#tbt: How British Ballerina Dame Alicia Markova Stayed Humble

The March 1958 issue of Dance Magazine included coverage of the previous year’s Dance Magazine Awards, one of which went to Dame Alicia Markova. Markova danced the title role in the first British production of Giselle. Photo by Walter E. Owens, Courtesy DM Archives The British ballerina began her career with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and […]

What’s Going On At English National Ballet?

British ballet fans have been in a tizzy over Tamara Rojo lately. Last month, a number of current and former English National Ballet dancers made anonymous claims of mismanagement to The Times, blaming Rojo for the fact that a third of the company’s dancers have left over the past two years. The blog Ballet Position […]

What It Takes To Warm Up For & Wind Down From Tough Performances

For demanding, vulnerable performances, the mental warm-up and wind-down is unique to each artist. Three dancers share how they get in the zone, and come back to normal life afterward: Erina Takahashi, English National Ballet Principal On performance days, Erina Takahashi (here in Akram Khan’s Giselle) doesn’t think about her character until she’s putting on […]

How Do You Find The Strength To Be Vulnerable Onstage?

In a sheer red slip—dirt-covered and exposed—the Chosen One frantically pleads with the community encircling her, wildly dancing until she at last succumbs to an inevitable death. Part of Pina Bausch’s haunting Rite of Spring, this solo is one of the most vulnerable in dance. “When I perform this role, there is no acting, my […]

The Inside Scoop on How We Pick Our "25 to Watch"

By now, you’re probably as obsessed with the artists on our 2018 “25 to Watch” list as we are. But how do we decide who makes it? One answer is: carefully. Another: It’s a long, long process. It all starts (officially) with an email. Over the summer, we ask Dance Magazine contributors and editors which […]

English National Ballet Star Cesar Corrales to Join The Royal

This fall, English National Ballet wunderkind Cesar Corrales graced the cover of our sister publication, Pointe, and spoke about searching for new ways to grow at ENB. Yet today ENB announced that after three years with the company, Corrales has decided to leave to join The Royal Ballet as a first soloist. Corrales rose swiftly […]

25 to Watch 2018: Cesar Corrales

There are many ways in which to be a great dancer, but there’s no denying that precocious virtuosity is often the most eye-catching. For Cesar Corrales, his fail-safe talent for effortlessly explosive jumps, plus pirouettes that could seemingly spin for infinity (but which stop at exactly the moment of his command), have marked out the […]

Your Friday Video Break, Featuring ENB in the Most Gorgeous Museum

When English National Ballet dancers are given free reign of London’s iconic Victoria & Albert Museum, magic happens. At least it does in “Space for Everyone,” a new video featuring Connie Vowles and William Beagley with original music by Overmono. It’s the ideal Friday video break: luscious choreography by George Williamson, glimpses of epic pieces […]

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