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Bolshoi dancer appears in court after admitting acid attack

Pavel Dmitrichenko, Andrei Lipatov and Yuri Zarutsky. Photos: AFP, AP

A leading dancer at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre appeared in court on Thursday after confessing to planning the acid attack on the ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, reportedly in revenge for his treatment of his dancer girlfriend.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 4:12pm

Constant motion and emotion

Artistic director Kevin McKenzie watches rehearsals. Photo: NYT

What is it that makes the American Ballet Theatre so "American"? According to Kevin McKenzie, the former dancer who has been the company's artistic director since 1991, it's not a patriotic, flag-waving approach to dance, although the company is the United States' official national ballet.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:05pm

Einstein on the Beach to play at arts festival

The Hong Kong Arts Festival organiser has offered a sneak peek at next year's event schedule, with 150 acts slated to perform a diverse repertoire.

The HKAF Society yesterday unveiled the highlights, including five operas, seven concerts, three dance shows and six theatrical productions - spanning Eastern to Western, and classical to contemporary styles.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Hamburg Ballet

John Neumeier directs and choreographs the German ballet company's productions of: Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Jan 31, 7.30pm; and A Streetcar Named Desire (below), Feb 3-5, 7.30pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Renowned ballerina returns to China for HK production

After delighting audiences around the world for years, ballerina Tan Yuanyuan is relishing the opportunity to perform in Hong Kong.

'I've been dancing with San Francisco Ballet since I was 18. It is time for me to go back to China,' said Tan. 'This is an offer I cannot turn down.'

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Historic ballet contest comes to HK

Top ballet dancers aged 14 to 19 will gather at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) for the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition 2006.

The contest is being organised by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Hong Kong. This is the first time the competition will be held here.

14 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

An amusing mixture of three art forms

THE LYON OPERA ballet and French choreographer Philippe Decoufle double up for the Asian premier of Tricodex at this year's Le French May.

Tricodex is the third in a series of three multimedia shows created by Decoufle for his own dance troupe, Compagnie DCA.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Compagnia Aterballetto

Compagnia Aterballetto

Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Reviewed: March 11

Aterballetto, the Italian contemporary ballet company, delighted the audience at its opening night with a programme of three stylistically different works choreographed by artistic director Mauro Bigonzetti.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


An all-male ballet company will perform a cocktail of side-splitting comedy and dance pieces at the Lyric Theatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts this week.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as the Trocks, have become a global phenomenon. They aim to make ballet more accessible to the general public.

14 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Busy Flora having a ball on her own

Flora Cheong-Leen would like people to know that she hasn't eloped or walked off the face of this earth.

'Just because I don't go to balls anymore doesn't mean that I am not doing anything meaningful,' says Flora, who spends a lot of her time in Shanghai. So far she has been to two balls this year.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

Invitation to fairy tale ballet

CURIOUS about ballet? In love with it? Well, you have the perfect chance to sample it and learn more about the enchanting art form when a group of ballet dancers and instructors visit your school or neighbourhood.

Each year the Hong Kong Ballet presents a series of education programmes for schools and community groups.

14 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Long distance teamwork

A TROUPE of young mainland dancers will share the stage with their Hong Kong counterparts this week in a lavish production of the much loved children's ballet Coppelia.

Presented by the Chapio Youth and Children's Ballet Company, the show is a chance for young Hong Kong performers to study and exchange ideas about ballet with dancers outside the territory.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Literary ballets prove novel idea

BALLET has a literary theme in the 1995 Arts Festival, with the Hungarian National Ballet bringing its popular A Midsummer Night's Dream and a production of Anna Karenina, performed by the Hong Kong Ballet company.

11 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Ballerina dances her way to HK

CURIOUSLY, a 15-year-old girl in blue tutu peeped through a gap into the jazz class in the practice studio next door.

6 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

A long and winding road for ballet dancers

ONE young male dancer, after years of intensive study and half-a-year in a professional ballet company, wanted to stop dancing completely and turn to another profession. His comment was ''I would never have wanted to be a dancer if I had known that it would be such a hard life''.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am