x

Society

Brazilian Male Ballet Dancer, 31, Dies in Fall at Cyprus Home

A world-class Brazilian ballet dancer who trained with the renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Denis Viera, 31, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home in Cyprus, but no details were given how it happened.

He was living with his partner Andreas Winiarski and training in Nicosia and Larnaca, and preparing to mount his first ballet gala, said the site Gramilano about the loss that shook the ballet world.

His mother said that, “I am very proud of him. His smile, his life, his special performances. My son was an example for many! It is a sad loss.”

She told the site that, “We are respecting the work of the police and forensic experts. It appears to be a tragic accident at home, but I’m going to wait to see the conclusions of the authorities. We have to wait!”

In a statement, the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro said, “He had a fun and caring personality… he was the owner of a rare talent, recognized among his peers and the public.”

After a teenaged start as soloist with the Brazilian theater troupe, he made the leap to the world stage, dancing with Zurich Ballet, Berlin, Munich and Northern Ballet in Britain before making a post-pandemic return at the Coliseum in London, where he lived in Leeds before moving to Cyprus.

After the COVID-19 pandemic waned, he celebrated his return to the stage at the London Coliseum in November 2021 as part of the Ballet Icons Gala with his long-time stage partner Ksenia Ovsyanick.

RELATED

NICOSIA, Cyprus  — The United Nations' refugee agency said Friday that Cypriot efforts at sea to stop numerous Syrian refugee-laden boats departing Lebanon from reaching the European Union-member island nation mustn’t contravene international human rights laws or put passengers at risk.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

KOS - A one-year-old girl on the island of Kos died from choking on food, a forensic examination determined, and there weren’t any signs of sexual abuse which was originally thought involved.

BARCELONA, Spain  — Casper Ruud took his revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning the Barcelona Open final in straight sets on Sunday for his biggest career title, a week after losing to the Greek in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

DENVER  — Unlike their crowd that drowned out the Los Angeles Lakers' pregame introductions, the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets were a little late to the playoff party Saturday night.

MADRID — With a late strike by Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid took a huge step toward winning the Spanish league.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.