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observations 10/24

3 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The hotly anticipated new Starz series Flesh and Bone starring Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, and Sascha Radetsky among others has been converted into a "limited series" with a final ending from its original ongoing series status. Oh dear. One reader...

Golden Oldies

11 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Raymonda Divertissements", "Jardin aux Lilas", "Fancy Free" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 23, 2014 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2014 by Mary Cargill ABT opened its regular season with a fine triple bill, a set of ballets in contrasting styles. Show More Summary

Homogeneities

11 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Wang Yuanyuan’s “Wild Grass” Beijing Dance Theater Terrace Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC October 22, 2014 by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson Each of the three acts in “Wild Grass” might almost have been a separate, different dance. Show More Summary

Wrapped in an Enigma

17 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Rondo Capriccioso,” “With a Chance of Rain,” “Thirteen Diversions” American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 22, 2014 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2014 by Leigh Witchel Ratmansky, Scarlett, Wheeldon. Those names are more and more familiar to any New York ballet-goer. Show More Summary

The British are Here

17 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Far", "This was Written on Water", "Nritta", "Les Patineurs" Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Pontus Lidberg Dance, Aakash Odedra Company, Sarasota Ballet Fall for Dance Program Five New York City Center New York, New York October 19, 2014...Show More Summary

In Tension

17 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Torrent,” “Ostinato,” “Closer,” “Students of the Asphalt Jungle” Brian Brooks Moving Company with Juilliard Dance, The Australian Ballet, BJM- Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Rennie Harris Puremovement Fall For Dance Festival New York...Show More Summary

Look, Ma

17 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Concerto," "Neue Suite," "AP15," "Minus 16" Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Semperoper Ballett Dresden, Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall for Dance Festival City Center New York, NY October 10, 2014...Show More Summary

Uncovering Your “Inner Animal” with the Gyrotonic Expansion System

20 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What is Gyrotonic and how can it benefit dancers? Our guest contributor, Jessica Warchal-King explains as she describes her own discoveries and speaks with Gyro instructor, Evalina Carbonell.

ABT Gala 10/22Desperate times call for desperate measures

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The only thing that went right for ABT at its opening night gala on Wednesday was that Klinghoffer had the night off next door at the Met Opera. On the 39th anniversary of his funeral which the Met is celebrating...

Turning Pages: Timeless “Ballerina”

20 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Set in New York City in the late 70s in the world of ballet when Misha was a household name and Balanchine ruled, "Ballerina" is an older novel offered on a new platform. Find out what Leigh thinks of this ballet book in her review.

Pennsylvania Ballet Press Play 10/19

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

On Sunday morning Haglund rode the rumbling Acela through the crisp autumn air and deciduous delights to beautiful Philadelphia to catch a matinee performance of Pennsylvania Ballet. It is the directorial debut season of Angel Corella and he has taken...

NYCB – Wendy's Farewell

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

What a happy, positive energy-filled, forward-looking Farewell Evening to Wendy Whelan it was. A local Haglund’eeler spotted this clip of the last few minutes of Wendy’s actual dancing on the NYCB Facebook page which you can access here. The first...

Spoiler alert: we're not happy

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A few years ago, ABT spent thousands of dollars that it didn’t have on trying to turn Natalia Osipova into an Aurora for its pathetic production of Sleeping Beauty instead of investing in the company’s own enormous talent. Osipova's was...

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