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5 reasons to see Nijinsky

John Neumeier’s Nijinsky is the blockbuster of our 2016 season – a mesmerising blend of glamour, tragedy and spectacular dancing. So why should you see it? … The fascinating life of a ballet legend Vaslav Nijinsky was a prodigy whose … Continue reading ?

observations 10-6

The 32-member Columbia Classical Ballet completely lost its home in the 1,000 year flood that hit South Carolina last week. Artistic Director Radenko Pavlovich told NPR that the facility was a total loss and that insurance may only cover around...

Ballet Tech - numerators & denominators

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.....

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


This weekend from October 2-4, 2015 Houston Ballet performs its final 3 shows of the Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Reveal had its world premiere on September 24. The work is set to music by Philip Glass and focuses on the ideas of self-reflection and […]

Inquiring minds want to know

Where are all the black ballet critics at the New York Times? Where are all the black critics for the classical arts at the New York Times? Why is Dance Magazine’s editorial staff six white women and one white man?...

observations 9-29

"Please turn off your cell phones and other electronic devices unless you are wearing a court-ordered electronic monitoring device on your ankle." We wonder if the usual pre-curtain announcement at New York City Ballet was altered this evening for the...

observations 9-25

Yuriko Kajiya has been chosen as one of Time Magazine's Next Generation Leaders. Watch this video and read the accompanying article in which Yuriko describes the obstacles that she had to overcome to achieve her level of dancing. Her account...

observations 9-24

Oh, dear. It appears that Zachary Catazaro has been replaced for his Siegfried debut in both Swan Lake performances at NYCB this week and next. Here's hoping that it's not anything serious. Andrew Vyette will replace him in both performances.

New York City Ballet 9/22Swan Lake Express

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

It’s one of those things that we’ve been living with for a while – like a bad tooth that can still give a good chew. This streamlined Swan Lake conceived almost 20 years ago by Peter Martins after Petipa, Ivanov...

Where Dance Meets Education: Education and Community Engagement Teacher Receives Exciting New Training

Houston Ballet Education and Community Engagement is committed to introducing children, particularly those in under-served and at-risk populations, to the beauty and grace of life through dance.  Last year they reached over 39,000 students...Show More Summary

Our 2016 season: A snapshot

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Cygnets and sleek moves, doll parts and tutus – here’s a run-down of what you’ll see on our stages in 2016. CINDERELLA Our year kicks off in spectacular style with Alexei Ratmansky’s vividly coloured, hilarious, very human and very romantic … Continue reading ?

Ballet Traffic Advisory

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Toward the latter part of next week there will be lots of important debuts at New York City Ballet which many will not want to miss. Pope Francis is debuting here, too, at the same time – not at NYCB,...

observations 9-17

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

It seems that our Stella Abrera and Marcelo Gomes will be among the headers in the lineup for the DanceFAR 2015 cancer benefit at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on November 10th. TBA dancers from San Francisco Ballet,...

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