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Aesthetic Introspectives

11 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Show.Girl.,” “Conquer,” “El Beso” Ballet Hispanico The Joyce Theater New York, NY April 14, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Visual, visceral and sublimely delightful, Ballet Hispanico’s opening night delivered a powerful display of liberated movements expressing complex subjects. Show More Summary

Purpose, Play, Punishment

11 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Joanna Kotze’s “Find Yourself Here” Solange MacArthur Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland April 25, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson Some of the cast for the Joanna Kotze dance was busy laying down linoleum tiles while the audience seated itself, consulted the printed program and began watching. Show More Summary

Garbage in, garbage out at ABTManipulation & misuse of unverified statistics to promote a faulty star strategy

16 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

How nauseating it was to observe the self-satisfied smirking of ABT’s chief financial officer, William Taylor, as he ticked off one false statement after another as justification for ABT’s secret “Star Strategy” during a taped interview on the campus of...

Filling the Canvas

16 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“White” Michelle Boulé Danspace New York, NY April 23, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman White is a blank canvas suggestive of many metaphors. Michelle Boulé and her dancing partners used sweeping limbs, subtle gestures, and moments of irony in “White”h to paint an echoing, resonant work. Show More Summary

Jazz Dance Legend: Luigi

19 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Labeled as “the father of American jazz dancing," Luigi left behind a technique that took the dance world by storm and a story that is sure to inspire dancers everywhere.

Leaps in the Dark: Agnes de Mille and the Road to Oklahoma

20 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Oklahoma! changed the role dance played in Broadway musicals. Choreographer, Agnes de Mille's road to Oklahoma! was many unconventional years in the making. Afterward, she felt conflicted about her success but with advice from Martha Graham, de Mille took leap after leap in the dark.

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Fifteen-year-old Gearóid Solan has been accepted into the upper level of the Royal Ballet School at Covent Garden beginning with the fall term having received a waiver to the minimum entrance age of sixteen. He’s Irish – as in born,...

A White Demon Love Song

A staple in the repertoire of all major ballet companies, Giselle has always been an audience favourite. Romantic ballet fans will have a sentimental connection with this quintessential story dealing with man’s encounter with supernatural characters. They cherish not only its iconic solos, the challenges they pose to the the central ballerina and her partner  […]

Cornerstone

In the last two years Twitter has widely grown in popularity. Even though it has been labeled a fad like other social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc.), it continues to flourish and establish itself as one of the most effective and versatile social media channels. Twitter can be used as a tool for staying […]

We’ve Moved!!!!

We have finally moved on to our own brand new home at www.theballetbag.com We are currently in the process of forwarding and cross-checking all the links  and articles here to the new website and soon you will be automatically redirected. In the meantime find out what The Bag Ladies have been up  to & read […]

Have It All

New year, time to update our calendars and balletic schedules. In this post we share our essential ballet picks for 2010. With many of our favourite dances and dancers, plus so many companies stopping by London, we are feeling like seven-year-olds at large in a candy store. The difference being that ballet candy is somewhat […]

Never An Easy Way

The battle to become a professional ballerina is tough enough for a middle-class European girl. For [Isabella] Coracy, it often feels like an insurmountable challenge. “These are not one-night wonders,” Finzi says. “This is not The X Factor.”  Dom Philips and Sarah Maslin Nir reporting on “Only When I Dance” for The Times While we […]

Sleeping Beauty Roundup

A while ago we wrote about the joys of seeing different casts in the same ballet.  While classics such as The Sleeping Beauty do not leave much room for highly individual interpretations of the central roles they still provide an interesting study of technical and artistic abilities of different ballerinas. In that spirit we took […]

Kool Thing

As we prepare to send off 2009 and embrace a new decade, we look back into what was hot, fun & fab around the ballet blogosphere to pick our favorite things this year. Feel free to share yours too. Favorite Blog Posts Haglund Heel’s “ABT needs a Mayerling” campaign The coolest ballet campaign of the […]

Dancing Shoes

A small miracle took place when Italian ballerina Marie Taglioni first rose en pointe. She elevated a simple shoe into a tool for conveying sublime artistry. While it takes a ballerina long years and endless hours of training to be able to perform such miracles let us not forget that her shoes will have also […]

Forward with Ailey

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Polish Pieces," "Awassa Astrige/Ostrich," "The Pleasure of the Lesson," "Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA April, 22, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2015...Show More Summary

La Fille Mal Gardée: A Photo Gallery II

Last night, Natalia Osipova made her anticipated debut in The Royal Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardée opposite Steven McRae and they were tremendous together.... The post La Fille Mal Gardée: A Photo Gallery II appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

The Secret Life of Square Dance

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Square Dance,” “Almost Tango,” “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” Ballet West Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre Salt Lake City, UT April 18-9, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Balanchine’s “Square Dance” has two separate lives. Show More Summary

Lethal weapon

The current talking-point at the Royal Ballet is the Russians milling around. One can sound unfortunately as if one’s starting a Ukip conversation here, but the Royal Ballet never used… Read more The post Lethal weapon appeared first on The Spectator.

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