EXCELLENT DANIIL SIMKIN INTERVIEW

There’s an excellent interview with young, newish ABT virtuoso (and very intelligent-sounding) Daniil Simkin at the Ballet Bag. Simkin talks about his experiences thus far with American Ballet Theater, dancing with major stars at the World Ballet Festival over the summer in Japan, and a gala he’s organizing next month in Athens. He also talks about how dance professionals can use social media to connect with fans and what he thinks ballet companies need to do to keep ballet alive. Excellent interview, superb questions, “bag ladies”!

And it gives me the opportunity to post, for people who don’t have the opportunity to regularly see ABT, some of his more astounding YouTube clips. Enjoy:

And The Flames of Paris, the first thing I ever saw him do (but with Sara Lane, at ABT). Look for the barrel turns around the 5:55 mark:

For more clips, go here.
Above photo, by Gene Schiavone, taken from Simkin’s blog.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much Tonya, glad you enjoyed. When we noticed Simkin was so active in social media we just could not resist grabbing him for a “chat”, I hope other dancers can be led by his & Masha Kochetkova's example (& by so many others who are now on Twitter) & get ballet “out of its shell”.

  2. Thanks so much Tonya, glad you enjoyed. When we noticed Simkin was so active in social media we just could not resist grabbing him for a “chat”, I hope other dancers can be led by his & Masha Kochetkova's example (& by so many others who are now on Twitter) & get ballet “out of its shell”.

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