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7 reasons to see Filigree and Shadow

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Tim Harbour, one of The Australian Ballet’s three resident choreographers, is bringing the 21st century to our 20:21 triple bill with his brand-new work Filigree and Shadow. So what’s it all about, and why do you need to see it? … Continue reading ?

Expect pre-order mania

when Sascha Radetsky’s new novel, which he is penning while a Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts and which reportedly is set in the ballet world, gets a publication date. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....

Joffrey Ballet School to open huge center in LIC

The Joffrey Ballet School has inked a 10-year lease for the entire fourth floor, a total of 15,500 sq. ft., at 47-16 Austell Place between Skillman Avenue and 27th Place in Long Island City. The location is very close to...

observations 7-25

According to this article, Sascha Radetsky will be a member of the Fall 2015 class of Fellows at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. John Selya and Basil Twist will also receive the fellowships. Can't wait to see...

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour

is just around the corner. Her FB page is loaded with info and teasers. Click on the picture to the right to enlarge the dates & cities. What a lineup of performers: John Selya Kaitlyn Gilliland Rika Okamoto Savannah Lowery...

"Mad Men" Nutcracker

Well, of course. And why not? One of the Twin Cities' most avant-garde and beloved home-cut & polished artistic gems, Myron Johnson, will mount his popular off-the-wall version of the holiday classic, Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, on James Sewell Ballet...

Jennie Somogyi Farewell Performance

Sad, but true. Sunday, October 11th @ 3:00 PM Love this dancer. I hope Jennie sticks around in some capacity. She's NYCB through and through. So much institutional knowledge.

NDI update on PBS

Thanks to Barbara for alerting us to this great PBS Newshour feature that ran tonight on Jacques d'Amboise and the National Dance Institute. There are some great, great film clips of his early dancing.

Face paint and reputation repair

We were all as excited as could be to see that the two new ABT principals were going to appear jointly on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to talk about their new positions and answer the question, "How should a dancer...

observations 7-18

New York City Ballet single tickets for the fall, winter, and spring seasons go on sale August 2nd. Lots of performances of Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Ballo della Regina, Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, La Sylphide, Concerto DSCH,...

observations 7-14

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

According to this news release, Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Simon Wexler has joined ABT in some unknown capacity. If true, that would be the second dancer from TBT to join ABT this year - the first being corps dancer...

The Sleeping Beauty: We’re so excited!

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

With only two months to go until the world premiere of The Sleeping Beauty, our staff are getting a little beside themselves! We asked them what they’re most looking forward to about this brand-new production of the ultimate fairytale ballet. … Continue reading ?

First glimpse: Garland Dancer

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In David McAllister’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, even the minor characters are dressed with fairytale charm. The Garland Dancers are couples who dance with hoops of flowers at Aurora’s 16th birthday, and for the female of the pair, … Continue reading ?

Keto: new activewear for The Australian Ballet

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Keto is a brand-new Australian dancewear label, created by Soloist of The Australian Ballet Jacob Sofer and his partner, designer Peggy Jackson. Today the company launches its very first collection, a capsule line of six pieces created exclusively for The … Continue reading ?

John Lanchbery and ballet music: A perfect combination

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Lee Christofis investigates the unique genius behind some of the best-loved versions of ballet’s classic scores. The name of John Lanchbery OBE (1922 – 2003) has been inextricably linked with The Australian Ballet since 1970, the year he conducted the … Continue reading ?

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City Ballet will help launch this new series with a nationwide cinema encore presentation of The Nutcracker which was originally broadcast in 2011 on PBS. Cinema tickets officially go on sale tomorrow nationwide on the Fathom Events website...

ABT season endspluses and minuses

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Several years ago when ABT was trying to enforce a disciplined dynamic pricing model, they preferred to have empty seats rather than sell them at a reduced price. So they had empty seats – lots of them. And people talked...

Risky dancing

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In Giselle, the heroine’s love of dancing is seen as a threat to her poor health. However, in the 19th century, it wasn’t only the weak of heart that were thought to endanger their lives through too much indulgence in … Continue reading ?

ABT's Cinderella - 7/1 matinee

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Wednesday’s matinee performance of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella was luxurious casting of such refined elegance and understated beauty that it felt like we had our very own little Royal Ballet on stage. Stella Abrera as Cinderella, Joseph Gorak as The Prince,...

Beauty, true skill, and integrity win

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

And soon, may we please see another "Aurora" Abrera!

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