We have received images of the Royal Ballet’s controversial new production of Hansel and Gretel from Lebrecht photographer, Laurie Lewis. The Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel gets a sinister update in the first full length ballet choreographed by Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett. The ballet opened to mixed reactions. Read audience tweets from the opening night here: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/your-reaction-hansel-and-gretel. James Hay stars as Hansel, Leanne Cope as Gretel, Brian Moloney as the Witch and Steve McRae as the Sandman.
Maria Tallchief, a daughter of an Oklahoma oil family who grew up on an Indian reservation of the Osage Nation, found her way to New York and became one of the most brilliant American ballerinas of the 20th century, died on 11 April 2013 in Chicago. She was 88. She was the first American Indian to become premiere danseuse étoile in the Paris Opera, France.
Outstanding photos from Maurice Seymour, renowned American photographer of American ballets stars from the 1930s to the 1960s
Lebrecht photographer Sallie Erichson’s image of Tango dancers during the Rio Festival in Toulouse in 2011. The couples danced an impromptu tango with recorded music to an audience of passers-by on the plaza in front of the Opera House.
For more of Sallie’s images visit www.lebrecht.co.uk