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observations 12/27

Former NYCB principal Sébastien Marcovici, currently Ballet Master at Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project, has just taken up the additional post of Ballet Master at the Paris Opera Ballet - this according to several FB pages. That seems like a...

The 12 Days of Christmas – ballet style

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

On the first day of Christmas, the ballet gave to me … a bluebird in a pear tree! On the second day of Christmas, the ballet gave to me … two mirlitons, and a bluebird in a pear tree! On … Continue reading ?

Bag a Free Pair of Gaynors for Christmas!

It’s that time of the year again: a time to revisit what happened in the ballet world during 2014. From the Guardian’s Judith Mackrell, to New York-based... The post Bag a Free Pair of Gaynors for Christmas! appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Luis Ribagorda and Eric Tamm depart

Haglund won't use the word "retire" because it is absurd, but Eric Tamm and Luis Ribagorda have had enough, too. Their last performances with ABT were yesterday in Ratmansky's The Nutcracker at BAM. Some may recall reading here last fall...

Divas in Tulle

"ChopEniana,” “Patterns in Space,” “Esmeralda,” “Dying Swan,” “Don Quixote” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo The Joyce Theater New York, NY December 18, 2014 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014 by Marianne Adams The “ladies” of Les...Show More Summary

observations 12/20

From yesterday's 24/7 Wall Street financial newsletter on America's Worst Run Companies: In order to be considered truly poorly run, a company must have a track record of missed opportunities, mismanaged risks, poor operational decisions, or executive malfeasance. In short,...

Sweet, Silly and Saccharin

"The Christmas Ballet: Uncorked" Smuin Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA December 18, 2014 by Rita Felciano © 2014 Rita Felciano Some traditions refuse to die. The end-of-year pleas for donations keep coming. The lights are up inside and out even in this soaked city. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland Writes About Diversity in Ballet

A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope - 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty's memoir Life in Motion.

Just a reminder for this Sunday

Find your local theaters at this link. To put it mildly, this is quite a spectacular production.

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