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The 12 Days of Christmas – ballet style

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

On the first day of Christmas, the ballet gave to me … a bluebird in a pear tree! On the second day of Christmas, the ballet gave to me … two mirlitons, and a bluebird in a pear tree! On … Continue reading ?

Bag a Free Pair of Gaynors for Christmas!

It’s that time of the year again: a time to revisit what happened in the ballet world during 2014. From the Guardian’s Judith Mackrell, to New York-based... The post Bag a Free Pair of Gaynors for Christmas! appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Luis Ribagorda and Eric Tamm depart

Haglund won't use the word "retire" because it is absurd, but Eric Tamm and Luis Ribagorda have had enough, too. Their last performances with ABT were yesterday in Ratmansky's The Nutcracker at BAM. Some may recall reading here last fall...

observations 12/20

From yesterday's 24/7 Wall Street financial newsletter on America's Worst Run Companies: In order to be considered truly poorly run, a company must have a track record of missed opportunities, mismanaged risks, poor operational decisions, or executive malfeasance. In short,...

Just a reminder for this Sunday

Find your local theaters at this link. To put it mildly, this is quite a spectacular production.

Andrew Litton appointed NYCB music director

Wow, this is great news with exciting possibilites. According to this article in the NYT, we got ourselves a brand new homegrown music director at New York City Ballet. Andrew Litton, the current music director of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra,...

Meet the instruments: The celeste

Kissing cousin to the piano but with a sound straight from fairyland, the celeste is the perfect accompaniment to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s solo in The Nutcracker. How is that sound made? And what does it have to do with … Continue reading ?

ABT – Nutcrackers 12/13 mat, 12/14 mat & eve

... and then Hammoudi turned around in the upstage corner, spread his arms wide open, and beckoned Abrera to come to him like Mukhamedov beckoning Bessmernatova. She ran toward him, and took a leap of faith with feet...

In Transition: Giving Back Through Community Engagement

last weekDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

In 2000, two young dancers joined The Joffrey Ballet family as Arpino Apprentices. Still in their teens, the duo learned how to be professional dancers from watching, learning and performing with the Main Company. Both spent their entire...Show More Summary

Five Xmas Ballet Gifts

Need a helping hand deciding what to get your balletomane friends or family members this festive season? Here we highlight five recent releases that... The post Five Xmas Ballet Gifts appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Commitment to principles

It is curious that ABT, with its new found commitment to trying to play a leadership role in diversity community outreach and bringing greater numbers of black dancers to ballet companies (aka Project Plie), has decided to yank its relatively...

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