N. 230 - June 2012

Dancing Ever After

Until what age can dancers, male or female,
continue to perform? There is no fixed rule, it
depends on the dancers’ personalities, what shape
they are in, how determined they are, above all,
what they choose to dance. There have been cases
of longevity of dancers who stay within the confines
of the repertoire, however those artists who dance
made-to-measure roles are generally more
interesting for in their cases age becomes an asset
rather than a limitation. The most famous and
recent example is that of Mikhail Baryshnikov, who
appeared recently in Paris and elsewhere and will be
appearing again at Spoleto Festival

4 Affiche / Calendar

20 Echos – nouvelles du monde de la danse
News – from the dance world

31 Pas d’adieux? Jamais / Dancing Ever After

36 Les critiques / Critics :

  • Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris – L’histoire de Manon
  • Scottish Ballet – A. López Ochoa
  • The Forsythe Company – N.N.N.N. - Yes, We Can’t
  • Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux – G. Balanchine, J. McKneely
  • Akram Khan Company – Vertical Road
  • Ballet de Marseille – F. Flamand, E. Gat, L. Childs
  • Sabine Kupferberg & Michael Schumacher – Queen Lear
  • The Royal Ballet – C. Wheeldon, W. McGregor,
  • L. Scarlett
  • Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Une dernière chanson
  • Les Ballets C. de la B. – A. Platel
  • Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg – Anna Karenina
  • Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch

47 Multimedia : TV, Web, Dvd, Livres / Books...

60 TV


EDITORIAL by Alfio Agostini

Ever since its first issue in 1980 our magazine has changed its look
several times, not solely as to improve its appearance, but, rather, by
our wish to present in the best graphic way the texts in multiple languages.
BALLET2000’s uniqueness (as recognised throughout the dance world),
has always been its truly international character. Not only because its
contents have always covered the whole world of dance which is, by
its very nature – and ever-increasingly so –”globalised”; but also because
our magazine boast an international readership thanks to its
three languages: French, the language of the country where BALLET2000
is published; Italian, the language of the other country where it is most
widely circulated; English for readers all over the world.
For a number of years the completely trilingual version corresponded
to this essential idea in a manner that was theoretically-perfect but made
reading somewhat laborious.
Today we believe we are further improving the magazine – and not
in any way altering the European (nay, global) breadth of its content –
by presenting a brand new bilingual French/English version, for normal
circulation in France and other European countries and, by subscription,
anywhere in the world. An Italian-only version will circulate
exclusively in Italy.
Clearer graphics are of essence, particularly now that BALLET2000
is also available in digital format – and indeed this is becoming increasingly
popular among young (and not-so-young) readers. BALLET2000
was the first dance magazine to provide readers with such
an innovative choice; so; now, it is available in a traditional hard copy
from news stands and as an e-magazine on one’s own tablet.
Let us hope that theatres, institutions and companies everywhere will
appreciate these improvements – notwithstanding such times of economic
adversity – by what has been a seminal international dance magazine
for over thirty years. As for our readers, I have no doubt they will.

Ballet2000 n. June 2012

Mikhail Baryshnikov, In Paris