“Something in my soul was rising, rising, ceaselessly, painfully, and refused to be still.”


– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, from Notes from Underground (Everyman’s Library, 2004)


Stuttgart Ballet


Vienna State Ballet

“Windspiele” – “Wind Games”


© Jack Devant



Cincinnati Ballet

Abigail Morwood and James Cunningham perform Swan Lake with Syracuse City Ballet.






Julie Kent danced her farewell with American Ballet Theater in a performance of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Credit Paula Lobo for The New York Times



Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada, “Romeo and Juliet” choreography by Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, US (September 30, 2011)


© Souheil Michael Khoury





“I filter my emotions through the characters I play, I reach down to my soul, I lose myself in the flow of feelings, in this way every performance is different. I don’t like rehearsing much, it’s rather boring and takes away the spontaneity of the interpretation. Take Giselle: I love to dig deep into Albrecht’s sadness… his loneliness. It is the dark side of ballet that attracts me.”


– Sergei Polunin about “Giselle”



Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg



© Nikolay Krusser Николай Круссер


Anna Tsygankova and Jozef Varga, “Duet” (rehearsal) choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet) at 2015 Dance Open Ballet Festival, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Leslie Browne and Robert LaFosse in the Company Premiere of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet,” 1985. ABT



Stuttgart Ballet


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