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NYCB 1/29 Concerto Broke-oh & The Goldberg Variations

18 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City Ballet’s All Bach program of Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Jerome Robbins’ The Goldberg Variations opened last evening with a mix of inspired and flat dancing. Concerto Barocco, which was led by Sara Mearns, Teresa Reichlen, and Ask...

observations 1/30

20 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT slipped another guest artist's name into the spring Met schedule without even so much as a whisper of an announcement. Denys Nedak will dance in Veronika Part's La Bayadere. Still unannounced are The Poet in two Les Sylphides at...

Great love triangles

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

It’s a tale as old as time: love the one you’re not with. Great love triangles appear again and again in movies, books and tabloids for one simple reason: they create instant conflict and drama. Will true love win out? … Continue reading ?

observations 1/28

According to Sputnik news source, this week the Mariinsky Ballet will discuss with the Kennedy Center the programing plans for its 2016 visit which Yury Fateev said would occur around the same time next year. He said that there is.....

Mariinsky Ballet – Chopin: Dances for Piano 1/24

It has been a long time, if ever, that Haglund has sat through an entire evening of ballet during which the musical responsibility fell to a single piano. Two pianos, yes, but a single piano in the pit? It turned...

English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Coliseum

To kick off London’s 2015 ballet season, English National Ballet brought its production of Swan Lake back to the Coliseum. Nowadays, it is not surprising to find... The post English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Coliseum appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

NYCB on Balanchine's birthdayEven better with age

Don’t forget to save time to wander around the Dustin Yellin exhibit on the Promenade Level at New York City Ballet. The artistry in each glass cabinet is developed a little bit like the artistry of a dancer – by...

NYCB – A Night for Fine Art 1/20

NYCB's Art Series got off to a fine start tonight. The exhibit by Dustin Yellin is fantastic. Large glass cases contain marvelous sculptures made out of trash and other stuff you might see in a subway maintenance professional's collection instrument....

Top 10 “Swan Lake in pop culture” moments

With Graeme Murphy’s masterful reworking of Swan Lake opening next month, our minds turned to the many manifestations of this iconic ballet in popular culture. We think Tchaikovsky and Petipa would be kind of thrilled to know that their ballet … Continue reading ?

Elton John, Dance, & Canada: What do they have in common?

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “She’s got electric boots, a Mohair suit… Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets!” You might be wondering why I am singing Bennie and the Jets, that’s not ballet. If you enjoy Elton John and dancing, then this performance is for you. Alberta Ballet will be coming to Wortham Theater Center to perform […]

Mariinsky Ballet – Swan Lake 1/16

Several times during Friday evening’s Swan Lake in which Ulyana Lopatkina danced the role of Odette/Odile, Haglund wondered whether the performance had been photoshopped. The degree of perfection in terms of – well, let’s summarize – in terms of everything...

Royal Ballet @ Lincoln Center June 23-28

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

And we're getting a fabulous mixed bill instead of the Don Q that the company is taking to Washington DC and Chicago, says NYT. How perfect of the Royal Ballet, how considerate, and how completely understanding of them to come...

Alice’s Adventures & Don Quixote Photo Gallery

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Going, going… The Royal Ballet is about to wrap up its holiday season, with final performances of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Carlos Acosta’s... The post Alice’s Adventures & Don Quixote Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Joyce Theater, ChelseaRoyal Danish Ballet Principals & Soloists – 1/13

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Lots of people in the world are fortunate enough to see great ballet but we in New York really take the cake. Where else can one see, in a single week, the best Bournonville dancers, the best Petipa dancers, and...

observations 1/12

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A couple of interesting cast changes for New York City Ballet's first week have been posted. Ashley Bouder will replace both Tiler Peck and Abi Stafford in the First Movement of Symphony in C for all performances during the first...

Program reminder: Paquita livestream on Sunday

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Bavarian State Opera Ballet will be livestreaming a performance of its brand new Paquita, as reconstructed and refurbished by Alexei Ratmansky, on Sunday 1/11 at noon Eastern time (6pm Central European Time). Here is the link which, historically speaking,...


3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses what makes the Unique Voices program unique “Each of the choreographers in the Unique Voices program is based in the classical language. Each of them has explored how that classical language has allowed them to find real freedom in their ideas”. Show More Summary

A New Sylphide at RDB: An Interview with Nikolaj Hübbe

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

It seems fair to say that James, the young Scotsman of La Sylphide, has followed Nikolaj Hübbe faithfully throughout his career. Or perhaps it’s... The post A New Sylphide at RDB: An Interview with Nikolaj Hübbe appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

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