#TBT: Antoinette Sibley in "Cinderella" (1969)

#TBT: Antoinette Sibley in "Cinderella" (1969)

With its fairytale magic and ludicrous stepsisters, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella is full of whimsy and charm. The choreography is also playfully challenging with quirky, intricate phrasing that illuminates Prokofiev’s score. Antoinette Sibley, a...
#TBT: Valentina Kozlova and Patrick Bissell in “Don Quixote” (1982)

#TBT: Natalia Makarova in "Giselle" (1977)

There is something special about watching a prima ballerina dance her signature role; her sense of ease and pleasure makes ballet’s complex vocabulary look completely natural. Natalia Makarova, one of the world’s leading dancers in the latter half of the...
#TBT: Valentina Kozlova and Patrick Bissell in “Don Quixote” (1982)

#TBT: Patrick Dupond in "Don Quixote"

The ballet world lost an icon earlier this month with the sudden passing of Patrick Dupond on March 5. The French dancer, a former étoile and former director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, had a larger-than-life persona onstage and off. He was renowned for his charisma...
#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

#TBT: Darcey Bussell in "Sylvia" (2005)

The ballet Sylvia, which is based on a legend from Greek mythology, originally debuted in France in the late 19th century, but it soon slipped under the radar. However, the rich score by Léo Delibes inspired British choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton to recreate the...

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