Lucinda Dunn, Australian Ballet principal and wife of Associate Artistic Director and former ABT principal Danilo Radojevic, is set to retire from the stage in April after 23 years with the company.
Australian press has just reported today that Radojevic has also decided to leave his longtime job at Aussie Ballet.
Wonder if any of this has popped up on the radar of the Royal New Zealand Ballet which is hunting for a new artistic director to replace Ethan Stiefel who is finally coming home to New York. Radojevic at RNZB would be pretty perfect. Come to think of it, Radojevic running ABT would be pretty good, too.
The State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater, born in the Fall of 2013 in Vladivostok, Russia, and for whom American Joseph Phillips is a Principal Dancer, has been invited to perform at the Bolshoi Theater.
The company will take its acclaimed production of "Fourteen" to Moscow this year. The multi-disciplinary work choreographed by Primorsky's Ballet Director, Aidar Akhmetov, is set to Shostokovich's Symphony No. 14 and poems by F. Garcia Lorca, G. Apollinaire, W. Küchelbecker and R. Maria Rilke. It stars Inna Ginkevich (Death) and Artem Yachmennikov (Poet), both formerly of the Stanislavsky Theatre, and Joseph Phillips as the soldier.
The dates of the Primorsky performances at the Bolshoi will be announced in a joint statement by the two theaters soon.
Wow, Phillips' work in Vladivostok sure beats carrying the spear for Kevin McKenzie.