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Beauty Awakened

5 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

American Ballet Theatre “The Sleeping Beauty” Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 27, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Don’t you love happy endings? A year ago, Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of “The Sleeping Beauty” looked historically important, but not like a work of living theater. Show More Summary

Unearthing Stories

5 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Planet-Eaters: Seconds” Will Rawls Diker Pavilion, National Museum of the American Indian River to River Festival Lower Manhattan Cultural Council June 22, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman The Diker Pavilion...Show More Summary

First Step Taken

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Joe & Ida," "Portrait," "Z" "Duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two" "Lickety Split" SFDanceworks ODC Theater San Francisco, CA June 23, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 You can’t be risk-averse to start a new enterprise. Show More Summary

All is forgiven

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Giselle" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 15, 2016 By Denise Sum copyright © 2016 by Denise Sum There are few ballets as enduring as "Giselle". This recent inspired performance...Show More Summary

observations 6-28

It's almost here. We certainly have been patient all these years. After starring in a dozen or so performances of Aurora in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's acclaimed production, our Stella Abrera finally gets to dance the role on her...

Fine Weather Fare

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Flying Cloud Cotillion”, “Crowdambo”, “Five”, Rue Noir”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Festival” Chamber Dance Project The Lansburgh Theatre Washington, DC June 23, 2015 by George Jackson copyright 2016 by George Jackson Summers in and about Washington used to be hot, humid and hopping with dance. Show More Summary

ABT Romeo and Juliet 6/23Unions shattered; plunging into despair, happily

It was an evening of unions shattered. No one could have predicted such a disastrous outcome of a commitment so strong that it was valued more than life itself. CNN Reporter: Mr. Shakespeare, what say you about the vote on...

The Love that Binds

"for the Time Being," "Line of Beauty" Deborah Slater Dance Theater Noh Space Theater, San Francisco June 19, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2016 Deborah Slater has been making dance theater works for over twenty-five years. Show More Summary

ABT – Romeo and Juliet 6/21

Cultures collide. Battles ensue. Love springs from hate. Innocents die. And so it goes... And so it went Tuesday night when Diana Vishneva's Juliet was sucked into the vortex of tragedy with Marcelo Gomes’ Romeo whirling right behind her. Two...

Old, New and Borrowed

"Deep", "Piazzola Caldera", "Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 11, 2016 matinee Carol Pardo Copyright ©2016 by Carol Pardo There was nothing all blue at this performance by the Alvin...Show More Summary

Divine dives

Just sayin', there are Sleeping Beauty lessons to be learned from this 41 second vid of the Royal Ballet's lovely Lauren Cuthbertson and the cokehead who threw away his career. She possesses such stunning composure, grandeur, and pristine style as...

Going it Alone Together

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Manifesting," "Stay" Hope Mohr Dance ODC Theater, San Francisco June 9, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2016 From Aristotle to Artaud, and Martha Graham to Yvonne Rainer artists have theorized about the nature and purpose of what they are doing. Show More Summary

Lost in Translation

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Le Petit Prince" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 4, 2016 By Denise Sum copyright © 2016 by Denise Sum The classic French novella "Le Petit Prince" makes interesting material for a new ballet, with plenty of imagination, fantasy, and philosophical explorations. Show More Summary

ABT 6/13 Swan Lake stokes the famished crowd

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The rooster may have laid a big egg last week, but this week the swans are a-swimming with smooth grace. ABT opened its week of Swan Lakes with a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer performance starring Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes. Charlton Heston could...

UIEX – in memory of Johan Renvall

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A reader has alerted us that ABT's June 20th performance of Romeo and Juliet (Seo/Stearns/Salstein) will be dedicated to the memory of former principal dancer Johan Renvall who expired last August at the age of 55. He was a standard...

How To Make The Most Of Your Dance Classes

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Beneath the physical discipline of dancing, your attitude toward learning matters. Successful dancers do these six things in every class.

Looking for a Hero

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 8, 2016, matinee and June 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill Ballets inspired by the 1905 Russo-Japanese War are rare, but...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Ballet – Balanchine and Beyond 6/12

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund zipped down to Philly on Sunday for Pennsylvania Ballet’s final performance of the season, Balanchine and Beyond, a program of plotless, eclectic offerings from Hans van Manen, Trisha Brown, Jean-Piere Frohlich, and George Balanchine. The local Sunday matinee audience,...

Avian Inspiration

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House June 7, 2016 By Carol Pardo Copyright 2016 by Carol Pardo Alexei Ratmansky's "The Golden Cockerel" takes its inspiration from Michel Fokine's ballet of the same name. Show More Summary

All That Glitters

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Golden Cockerel” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York June 6, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Golden Cockerel” is a different kind of ballet; its story-telling method is that of a comic book. Show More Summary

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