The multi-award winning openly gay British choreographer and director Sir Matthew Bourne first staged his male version of SWAN LAKE at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in 1995. Overnight it converted thousands of unsuspecting men and women everywhere into balletomanes. It became the longest running ballet in London’s West End where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best … Continue reading
San Francisco Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher is one of 12 of the most innovative international choreographers who have been given the opportunity to create ballets for UNBOUND a Festival of New Works that the SF ballet is running from April 20th to May 9th. Thatcher’s ballet is a new piece called OTHERNESS which explores gender … Continue reading
The much-beloved group originally formed back in 1974 (and who said gay men never stick to anything …) and last year was the subject of an exhilarating documentary that too picked up numerous awards when it was first released. Rebels on Pointe is now available on DVD from Amazon and all the usual retailers, but when it first premiered in Miami queerguru sat down with director Bobbi Jo Hart to find out how she managed to persuade the guys to let her cameras go backstage and right in their faces (!) for the very first time. It all makes for fascinating viewing and makes you appreciate their live performances even more.
Royal Ballet Principal dancer Steven McRae has another somewhat surprising passion that he loves equally as much as dance viz motor racing. He says they share elements of precision, danger and adrenaline. So when Australian McRae talks about his love of ‘drag’ he actually means motor sports and not female impersonators. In this short video, directed … Continue reading
Paris-based filmmaker Julien Pujol made this very striking wee film with Germain Louvet one of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet. With its Wagnerian score the creative director Delphine Roche called it ‘Tempest’ as she said the storm is a powerful motif, one that is repeatedly present in the history of painting, literature and … Continue reading