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Classical Ballet Gloriously Alive

9 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco Ballet Program 3 "Variations for Two Couples," "The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude," "Manifesto," "The Kingdom of the Shades" War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA February 24, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita...Show More Summary

School Figures

9 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Square Dance", "Harlequinade" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY February 25, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill "Square Dance", Balanchine's witty salute to American folk dancing by way of European courts, is a dance of crisp and gracious symmetry gilding a warm center. Show More Summary

Onegin: a Photo Gallery II

11 hours agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

The revival of John Cranko’s dramatic Onegin may have just ended at the Royal Ballet, but the Bavarian State Ballet is up next, with a series... The post Onegin: a Photo Gallery II appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

How do I love you? Let me count the ways... Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.

Swan Lake’s stars: Lucinda Dunn

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we talk to Lucinda Dunn, The Australian Ballet’s longest-serving female principal artist, famous … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Robert Curran

2 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we speak to Robert Curran, former principal artist and now artistic director of … Continue reading ?

Hammoudi gets the nod to go to the mound

Alex Hammoudi will replace James Whiteside as Prince Desire opposite Gillian Murphy's Aurora in the March 4th and March 8th evening performances of ABT's new Sleeping Beauty at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. Blaine Hoven will replace James Whiteside...

It's getting ridiculous...

... the blistering hot talent in this one family. Tiler Peck will substitute for her sister-in-law, Megan Fairchild, on Broadway in performances of On the Town March 3rd, March 4th (both performances), March 14th (both performances), and March 15th. And...

observations 2/26

ABT hasn't yet noticed that for the past four days the "Buy Tickets" links for its run of Sleeping Beauty at the Segerstrom Center =>>> have been broken on its own website calendar. Perhaps someone can give them a ring...

Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

3 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Before you take your next dance class, look over this giant list of dance class rules of etiquette. We cover everything from basic common sense to things only experienced dancers would know.

More is Less

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Sleepy Hollow” The Washington Ballet Eisenhower Theater? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts? Washington, D.C. February 20, 2015 by Ashley McKean copyright ©2015 by Ashley McKean Washington Ballet’s “Sleepy Hollow”—the...Show More Summary

Balanchine Italian Style

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Square Dance", "Harlequinade" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY February 18, 2015 by Carol Pardo Copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo The New York City Ballet is being exceptionally generous in its programming of works by George Balanchine during the 2014-2015 season. Show More Summary

Iggy & Lou Lou – inspired by Giselle

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

It’s a proud day for The Australian Ballet! After years of admiring the Melbourne-based artisan label Iggy & Lou Lou, we’re delighted to unveil our collaboration with them, inspired by our upcoming ballet Giselle. Using motifs drawn from the ballet … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Lynette Wills

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

It’s fair to say Swan Lake was pivotal in your career? It was an interesting point in my career, when I was considering my future and whether to continue dancing. When the casting first went up I wasn’t even an … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Steven Heathcote

4 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we speak to Steven Heathcote, The Australian Ballet’s longest-serving principal artist, Murphy’s original … Continue reading ?

Reborn to Play

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Jack Ferver’s “Chambre” American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland February 20, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson Those inaugurating the new bus service between the center of DC and ADI missed most of the pre-performance commentary on “Chambre” by choreographer-writer Jane Comfort. Show More Summary

Splashes of Cuban Spice

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Havana Rakatan” Ballet Rakatan New York City Center New York, NY February 18, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Coming on the heels of the recent thaw in the U.S.- Cuban diplomatic relations (though not as its...Show More Summary

observations 2/21

Julio Bocca's Ballet Nacional Sodre in Montevideo, Uruguay celebrates its 80th birthday this year. In March and April, the company will present Coppelia with choreography by Enrique Martinez, the former dancer, ballet master, and assistant director of ABT under Lucia...

Treasure Chest

Program B: “Frontier,” “Steps in the Street,” “Lamentation Variations,” “Errand Into the Maze,” “Snow Falls in Winter,” “Echo” Martha Graham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Annie-B Parson Martha Graham Company...Show More Summary

Dance Auditions for Non-Dancers

No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn't always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.

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