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observations 7/10

Angel Corella will stage a full length Don Quixote for 60 pre-professional students of The Hartt School's Community Division in West Hartford where he is in residence at the school's four-week ballet intensive program. The Don Quixote will be on...

The Villainess: Ballet bad girls

3 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

All hail the Villainess! In honour of Gamzatti – one of ballet’s best baddies, soon to be unleashed in our upcoming production of La Bayadère – we’re celebrating our favourite love-to-hate ladies of stages, pages and screens. Today: the bad … Continue reading ?

Cinderella profiles: The lady herself

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Cinderella – everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches heroine. A sweet, uncomplaining drudge whisked from squalor by a magical benefactor and a handsome prince. In Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet, she’s more than that – this Cinders has spirit and passion, planet escorts, and a … Continue reading ?

It Takes Two

Tuesday, July 08, 2014  By Emily Kammerlohr, Academy Intern Lillian and Clark Eselgroth are a dynamic sibling duo hailing from North Carolina! I had lots of fun filming with these two – they really love each other and it shows! Lillian, level six, is poised and professional and Clark, level five, is an absolute hoot. […]

Salutes too late

Usually by the time a company comes up with a PR plan for damage control to minimize the negative impact of embarrassing events, it’s already too late. This spring ABT was faced with the prospect of another three highly-talented and...

Cinderella profiles: The Prince

6 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Fairytale princes can feel a bit machine-cut. Sure, they’re handsome (natch) and brave and romantic … but what are they really like? In Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, the Prince has a distinct character, and you know it the moment he comes … Continue reading ?

Coppelia & Franz are really going to tie the knot

At the conclusion of today's matinee performance of Coppelia, Yuriko Kajiya was, of course, wearing one of her wedding dresses. She has several. Wedding dresses, that is. She has her Coppelia wedding dress and her Kitri wedding dress and her...

Hat up for the ball!

Adelaide, Cinderella’s coming to town – and it’s time to get dressy! As a tribute to the wild and wonderful head-wear of Jerôme Kaplan’s designs (Schiaparelli-inspired shoe hats, Marcel waves, sky-scraper wigs), we’ve put together this squeal-worthy collection of fancy … Continue reading ?

observations 7/5

It is astonishing to watch Kevin McKenzie stand on stage cheering, smiling, and laughing as one supreme talent after another walks out on him because he failed to give them the opportunities and recognition that they should have had...

UIEX: ABT next schmyear

ABT's 75th anniversary year looks as if it will be as tired as any other year – and more so now that important, sparkling talent has defected for lack of opportunities at this company where classical merit holds its lowest...

ABT 7/3Radetsky marches on

The last time Sascha Radetsky quit ABT in 2008, he went out in a storm of thunder and lightning and was tossed into the wash by the menacing Wilis. When the unusually bright spotlight began following every move of his...

A very Surreal Cinderella

A high-heeled shoe fashioned into a hat, plump satin lips in the shape of a sofa, and topiary trees that magically become metronomes. It might be a setting from the topsy-turvy land of Alice in Wonderland. But Jerôme Kaplan’s eye-popping … Continue reading ?

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