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A 29 foot leap for Broadway's Palace Theater

6 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

"If one theater in New York’s Broadway theater district were to be named the most famous, the privilege would fall virtually uncontested to the Palace, designed not as a legitimate stage theater but as a vaudeville house. Yet no other...

Royal Ballet rehearsal livestream today at 2pm EST

11 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Even if your draconian boss won't let you leave the office early today to get your Thanksgiving weekend cooking – he will leave early, of course – you can get him back by whiling away this afternoon watching the Royal...

Stunning Simone Messmer

on the cover of Dance Magazine. Thanks to the Haglund'eeler who rocketed the picture to us this afternoon. Can't wait to see her on stage again when Miami City Ballet has its Joyce Season at the Koch Theater in April....

Bolshoi in Cinema Lady of the Camellias

We don't yet have casting info for the December 6 Bolshoi in Cinema presentation of John Neumeier's incredible The Lady of the Camellias, but we have this teasing promo with Lantratov and Obraztsova, which will play over and over fo...

observations 11-15

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour pulls into Lincoln Center on Tuesday night. This is our rare chance to sit in the Orchestra Pit for a performance. When has that ever happened before in this theater?! Here is a fascinating recent...

observations 11-12

New York City Ballet's casting for the first week of Nutcracker was posted earlier this week. How exciting to see Rebecca Krohn and Amar Ramasar featured during the first week of the run - Saturday matinee and Sunday evening. Their....

observations 11-10

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The H.H. UIEX hits the proverbial bull's eye again. Tickets for Alessandra Ferri/Herman Cornejo/Bruce Levingston performances at the Joyce Theater on March 2-6 go on sale to the general public on December 11th. Miami City Ballet is also coming to...

Distinguished guest reviewer from Sydney, AustraliaWrap-up from Mr. S.

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Our guest reviewer, Mr. S., has run out of vacation time in New York, but left us with some more impressions from his time here. Thanks much, Mr. S. Hopefully, some day you will be able to join us for...

5 reasons to see Coppélia

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

There are so many reasons to see the adorable 19th-century fantasy Coppélia. Here are just a few of them. The laughs George Balanchine said, “Just as Giselle is ballet’s great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy.” The ballet rollicks along … Continue reading ?

observations 11-2

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Center Stage: Dance Camp is currently in production with Sascha Radetsky, Ethan Stiefel, Peter Gallagher, and Kenny Wormald all reuniting for a third time for a gig on the Lifetime channel at a still to be announced date. Someone named...

Flesh and Bone on EW free just for today

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Enjoy the first episode of Flesh and Bone for 24 hours on EW at this link:

Pennsylvania Ballet – Speed & Precision 10/25

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Sunday morning, Haglund snagged the last available senior fare ticket on the Corella Express out of Penn Station bound for Philly. A little over an hour later the train's tailhooks caught the arresting cables while going about 150 mph as...

Mr. S. from Sydney Distinguished Guest Reviewer

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

H.H. has a frequent reader in Sydney, Australia who makes an annual trip to New York City each fall to enjoy the cultural offerings of our wonderful city. "Mr. S" always generously contributes to our conversation when he is here...

ABT over the weekend

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Fokine's Le Spectre de la Rose and Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, presented over the weekend by ABT, were made some 50 years apart to beautiful melodic music composed in the first half of the 19th Century. Both Weber’s Invitation to ...

Simone Messmer as Odette

OMG, Haglund needs his oxygen tank. Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald (click on each photo to enlarge) Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald Simone's partner is Rainer Krensteller. This is from Opening Night....

The Green Table Death breathes new life into ABT

It had to have been pure coincidence. It had to have been. How could ABT have possibly scheduled so far in advance the opening performance of Kurt Jooss' timeless masterpiece, in which brainless and corrupt politicians blow their breath pointlessly...

ABT - Fall Season Opener 10/21

It would be easy to go overboard with the analysis of ABT’s Gala performance. We’ll do a little of that. But first let’s summarize at the top by saying that while the evening had its merits, the overall impression was...

observations 10-21

We should soon be hearing from the Joyce Theater about Trio ConcertDance which we have deduced will be at the Joyce in or around the beginning of March. Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston will perform at the...

6 reasons to see Vitesse

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Three ballets, three of the world’s greatest choreographers, and just six of the many reasons you should see our contemporary bill Vitesse in 2016. The choreographers The fast-paced yet lyrical abstractions of Christopher Wheeldon (who wrung the hearts of our … Continue reading ?

Adventures in Nutcracker: 2010

last monthDance / Ballet : Art's Place

Balanchine's Nutcracker at New York City Ballet. Photo by Paul Kolnik. For a ballet junkie like me, most of the options for ballet during the month of December boil down to The Nutcracker, especially in the United States. That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, though. Show More Summary

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