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Chris Schlichting’s “Stripe Tease” Solange MacArthur Studio Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland October 3, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson A set starting point and a final stop are among the traits of “Stripe Tease”, which lasts one hour. Show More Summary

Ballet Tech - numerators & denominators

18 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Congratulations to Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech NYC Public School for Dance whose 4th Graders shown brightly in the latest round of New York State standardized English and Math testing. Out of 743 elementary schools tested, Ballet Tech ranked 15th in...

NYCB 10/2 – Split decision

When Balanchine was still alive and in the several years following his death, it was pretty much universally agreed that people didn’t care for most of the choreography by Peter Martins. Some were even not very nice when saying so.....

Gracious Living

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Liebeslieder Walzer", "Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 1, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill For its first non-gala program of the Fall New York City Ballet...Show More Summary

Strangers in a Strange Land

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Cinderella" Mariinsky Ballet Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA October 1, 2015 by Rita Felciano © 2015 by Rita Felciano What an odd work Alexander Ratmansky's 2002 "Cinderella" is. If you expected Disney-type romance at its West Coast premiere at Cal Performances opening of this year's dance season, you might have been in disappointed. Show More Summary

NYCB – Gala 9/30

First some atmosphere from last night. It seems that there was a little bit of a South Pacific theme in play: Over the past few seasons we have learned to self-manage our expectations for the new choreography presented at NYCB...


From September 24-October 4, 2015, Houston Ballet presents its Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Here to discuss this exciting contemporary showcase program and share her experience is Soloist Nao Kusuzaki. Show More Summary

Martian moves

Every August when London dims, Edinburgh calls, promising nothing less than ‘the greats of the arts’ at the International Festival.… The post Martian moves appeared first on The Spectator.


The blackness that sweeps along the stage behind Sylvie Guillem’s disappearing figure in the Russell Maliphant piece on her farewell… The post Afterthoughts appeared first on The Spectator.

Pulp fiction

Hot, languorous, sizzling… I was thinking what an ideal show Matthew Bourne’s noir comedy is to watch on a summer’s… The post Pulp fiction appeared first on The Spectator.

All you need is love

What could induce a grown-up, rational, childless person to go to see the ballet of Cinderella? You’ll expect to cringe… The post All you need is love appeared first on The Spectator.

The long goodbye

There’s been a clutch of middle-aged danseuses taking leave of life in one way or another recently. We’ve seen the… The post The long goodbye appeared first on The Spectator.

Crossing cultures

For an Indian woman to make a dancework about La Bayadère is a promising prospect. This classical ballet of 1877… The post Crossing cultures appeared first on The Spectator.

Eurocrash and Eurotrash

Funny how things turn upside-down with time. A work of contemporary dance that made an iconoclastic splash decades ago is… The post Eurocrash and Eurotrash appeared first on The Spectator.

Down and out

The prodigious streetdancer Tommy Franzén pops up everywhere from family-friendly hip-hop shows by ZooNation, Boy Blue and Bounce to serious… The post Down and out appeared first on The Spectator.

Jugglers v. dancers

January is something of a palate-cleanser for the year, as the London International Mime Festival flies in plane-loads of companies… The post Jugglers v. dancers appeared first on The Spectator.

Let the wrong one in

There’s been heated disagreement over the past week about what’s right and wrong. Is the rocket-propelled ex-Bolshoi enfant terrible Ivan… The post Let the wrong one in appeared first on The Spectator.

Dance One last dance

I’m dashing between dance theatres at the moment and there’s just so much to tell you about. I could linger… The post Dance One last dance appeared first on The Spectator.

Autumn round-up

This has been an extraordinarily exciting fortnight, on and off stage. Premieres in anything from ice-skating to classical ballet, charismatic… The post Autumn round-up appeared first on The Spectator.

Ballet’s battle royal

English ballet erupted out of the second world war in the hands of the rival choreographers Frederick Ashton and Robert… The post Ballet’s battle royal appeared first on The Spectator.

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