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observations 8-1

22 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

It takes a village... Of course, ABT couldn't manage to update the bio to include the title roles of Giselle and Cinderella or her principal guest gigs - although they seemed to be able to update other...

7 reasons to see Filigree and Shadow

3 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Tim Harbour, one of The Australian Ballet’s three resident choreographers, is bringing the 21st century to our 20:21 triple bill with his brand-new work Filigree and Shadow. So what’s it all about, and why do you need to see it? … Continue reading ?

Expect pre-order mania

when Sascha Radetsky’s new novel, which he is penning while a Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts and which reportedly is set in the ballet world, gets a publication date. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....

Joffrey Ballet School to open huge center in LIC

The Joffrey Ballet School has inked a 10-year lease for the entire fourth floor, a total of 15,500 sq. ft., at 47-16 Austell Place between Skillman Avenue and 27th Place in Long Island City. The location is very close to...

Naked in Illyria

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Jason,” “Ruins,” “Janet,” “Spirits of the Air,” “Dardanus Suite” Christopher Williams (Douglas Dunn, guest) 92Y Buttenwieser Hall New York, NY June 28, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel If he wasn’t presenting an excerpt...Show More Summary

observations 7-25

According to this article, Sascha Radetsky will be a member of the Fall 2015 class of Fellows at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. John Selya and Basil Twist will also receive the fellowships. Can't wait to see...

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour

is just around the corner. Her FB page is loaded with info and teasers. Click on the picture to the right to enlarge the dates & cities. What a lineup of performers: John Selya Kaitlyn Gilliland Rika Okamoto Savannah Lowery...

"Mad Men" Nutcracker

Well, of course. And why not? One of the Twin Cities' most avant-garde and beloved home-cut & polished artistic gems, Myron Johnson, will mount his popular off-the-wall version of the holiday classic, Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, on James Sewell Ballet...

Jennie Somogyi Farewell Performance

Sad, but true. Sunday, October 11th @ 3:00 PM Love this dancer. I hope Jennie sticks around in some capacity. She's NYCB through and through. So much institutional knowledge.

You Can’t Get a Mao with a Gun

“The Red Detachment of Women” National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 11, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel “The Red Detachment of Women” may be the least subtle ballet ever, but it’s also the least boring. Show More Summary

Antigona Flamenca

In the ideal, eternal world where Greek tragedy takes place, Antigone is the heroine, larger than life, greater than death. And this is where Soledad Barrio comes in.

NDI update on PBS

Thanks to Barbara for alerting us to this great PBS Newshour feature that ran tonight on Jacques d'Amboise and the National Dance Institute. There are some great, great film clips of his early dancing.

Face paint and reputation repair

We were all as excited as could be to see that the two new ABT principals were going to appear jointly on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to talk about their new positions and answer the question, "How should a dancer...

10 Signs You’re a Stagestruck Dancer

Suspect you've fallen in love with performing? Here are the signs you have. Never fear, the next show is right around the corner.

observations 7-18

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City Ballet single tickets for the fall, winter, and spring seasons go on sale August 2nd. Lots of performances of Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Ballo della Regina, Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, La Sylphide, Concerto DSCH,...

Raising the Bar

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Cinderella” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY July 4, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel This is how it’s done, ladies. Marianela Nuñez stayed on after The Royal Ballet’s New York engagement to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in Ashton’s “Cinderella” and give a demon- stration in ballerina style. Show More Summary


2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Infra,” Divertissements, “Age of Anxiety” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 28, 2015 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Mixed bill programs, particularly when brought by a company on tour, are usually a great vehicle for showing a company’s range. Show More Summary

Gifts of Youth

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“I New Then,” “Shutters Shut,” “Sara,” “Schubert,” “Some Other Time” Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Jacob’s Pillow Becket, MA July 10, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman It’s hard to argue with the youth and ebullience that forms the irreplaceable core of Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Show More Summary

observations 7-14

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

According to this news release, Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Simon Wexler has joined ABT in some unknown capacity. If true, that would be the second dancer from TBT to join ABT this year - the first being corps dancer...

The Sleeping Beauty: We’re so excited!

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

With only two months to go until the world premiere of The Sleeping Beauty, our staff are getting a little beside themselves! We asked them what they’re most looking forward to about this brand-new production of the ultimate fairytale ballet. … Continue reading ?

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