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In My End Is My Beginning

12 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Pennsylvania Ballet “Serenade,” “Asphodel Meadows,” “Arch?va” Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA May 15, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Even though the season had not finished, Pennsylvania Ballet’s “A Program...Show More Summary

Gala Fare

New York City Ballet Spring Gala “‘Rain’ from The Concert,” “American Rhapsody,” “Mothership,”“Concerto DSCH” David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 4, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel It’s hard to imagine a dull version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Alas, Christopher Wheeldon showed us it was possible. Show More Summary

Remembering Lawrence

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Keen” (Part 1) Ivy Baldwin Dance The Glass House New Canaan, CT May 22, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Breathtaking. The site of Ivy Baldwin’s “Keen (Part 1)” – the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT – is both the setting and outline of Baldwin’s evocative dance meditation about loss, ritual, and recovery. Show More Summary

Accent on Ashton and Alexei

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 16, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel You could quibble that American Ballet Theatre’s gala wasn’t very American, but with the debutShow More Summary

All Shostakovich, All Ratmansky, and All ABT

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Symphony #9", "Chamber Symphony", "Piano Concerto #1" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 11, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill ABT continued its admirable commitment to its...Show More Summary

On The Way

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"21 Fully Realized Incomplete Thoughts" Robert Moses' Kin Z Space San Francisco, CA May 19, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano Even after twenty years, Robert Moses succeeds in surprising us, not so much for his movement language -- high speed, densely layered, embracingly fierce -- as by the formal questions that he asks of himself. Show More Summary

Classics or Not, with Debuts

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Serenade", "Hallelujah Junction", "Duo Concertant", "Western Symphony" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 19, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill NYCB's Marketing Department presumably...Show More Summary

NYCB 5/22 – There's no better way to spend a Sunday

With impeccable style and a first rate performance, Craig Hall bowed for the last time in front of his New York audience on Sunday. Following the company’s Paris and Saratoga tours, he will become a ballet master which is a...

At Home

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Cargo,” “A Forest,” “Foursome,” “The” Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble James and Martha Duffy Performance Space Mark Morris Dance Center Brooklyn, NY May 18, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman After more than 35 years, Mark Morris still seems to have plenty to say. Show More Summary

observations 5-19

Here's the rest of the quote from Julio Bocca about his desire to direct ABT. It didn't appear in the first article to which we linked below on 5-17, but has surfaced in another online paper today. Previously, he said:...

Accent on Youth

"Dances at a Gathering", "West Side Story Suite" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 13, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The all-Robbins program consisted of the fragile "Dances atShow More Summary

Playmates and Soulmates

“Luxury Rentals” Juliette Mapp Danspace New York, NY May 14, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Juliette Mapp’s “Luxury Rentals” is built on stories and relationships. The tales were small, homely vignettes, entirely identifiable (especially for a New Yorker) -- and chilling. Show More Summary

ABT - Shostakovich Trilogy 5/17

Haglund revisited the Shostakovich Trilogy last night where Joseph Gorak made an early debut in Symphony #9 subbing for an injured Herman Cornejo. Gorak was on the calendar to dance the role for the first time on Friday. He gave...

Congratulations Taylor Stanley

What great news that New York City Ballet has once again fully recognized one of its most talented, interesting, and deserving dancers with a promotion to Principal. Prior to his last minute substitution in Hallelujah Junction last night, Taylor Stanley...

observations 5-17

Julio Bocca says that the story that he had been offered the directorship of ABT was false. HOWEVER, he continues with this unsolicited explanation: "I do not say I do not like to lead the American Ballet, yes I would,...

OK, Fine, Best

"Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino" (all except the kitchen sink), "Return to a Strange Land", "Oasis" Smuin Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA April 7, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 The dancersShow More Summary

ABT Spring Gala 5/16

Awkward was the word that came to mind most often during ABT’s Spring Gala last night. The out-of-context snippets representing works presented this spring season were D.O.A. Sylvia’s entrance variation by Maria Kochetkova consisted of timid, tiny dancing that made...

Can A Woman In Her Forties Dance The Nutcracker?

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

"Raising The Barre" is Lauren Kessler's account of the months she spent preparing to dance The Nutcracker with a professional dance company. An exceptional challenge for a forty-something, non-dancer! Read our review of the book.

Joy to the World

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sylvia" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 11, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill After the veritable flood of guest stars appearing the last few seasons, ABT's focus on its own dancers is a welcome change. Show More Summary

ABT snubs Irina and Max

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT's Gala dinner this Monday will have a little less glam because Irina Dvorovenko and Max Beloserkovsky were intentionally left off the guest list. Wow, ABT, such bad form and lack of style, not to mention poor manners. But then,....

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