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Divas in Tulle

6 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"ChopEniana,” “Patterns in Space,” “Esmeralda,” “Dying Swan,” “Don Quixote” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo The Joyce Theater New York, NY December 18, 2014 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014 by Marianne Adams The “ladies” of Les...Show More Summary

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,...

Sweet, Silly and Saccharin

"The Christmas Ballet: Uncorked" Smuin Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA December 18, 2014 by Rita Felciano © 2014 Rita Felciano Some traditions refuse to die. The end-of-year pleas for donations keep coming. The lights are up inside and out even in this soaked city. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland Writes About Diversity in Ballet

2 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope - 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty's memoir Life in Motion.

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,...

Quick and Sweaty Cardio: Tabata Training

5 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

For dancers looking to explore interval training as a method of cross-training, check out Tabata Bootcamp. Never heard of it? No problem. We'll give you the scoop on how Tabata might benefit you.

Meet the instruments: The celeste

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

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 ?

Prismatic

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Chroma,” “Suspended Women,” “Revelations” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New York City Center New York, NY December 12, 2014 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014 by Marianne Adams Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s premiere of Jacqulyn...Show More Summary

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

6 days agoDance / 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

Home Base

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" Mikhailovsky Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY November 23, 2014, matinee by Leigh Witchel © 2014 by Leigh Witchel Kitri and Basilio, Osipova and Vasiliev. The itinerant Russian stars were the money couple for the Mikhailovsky engagement at Lincoln Center; those roles made them #Vasipova, #Osiliev or your choice of hashtag. Show More Summary

Seeing is Believing

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Nutcracker” Ballet West Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. November 10, 2014 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2014 by Ashley McKean Some of the oldest holiday traditions are still worth keeping:...Show More Summary

To Each His Own

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"New Dances: Edition 2014" Juilliard Dance Peter Jay Sharp Theater New York, NY December 11, 2014 by Carol Pardo Copyright ©2014 by Carol Pardo To each choreographer his (or her) own class; to each class its own choreographer. EveryShow 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...

Private Sorrows

"Private Life" Deborah Slater Dance Theater ODC Theater San Francisco, CA December 11, 2014 by Rita Felciano © 2014 by Rita Felciano With the emotionally turbulent, but firmly shaped "Private Life", Deborah Slater stepped right smack into the middle of one of our society's most scandalous injustices. Show More Summary

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