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5 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Dawn" Hodworks Abrons Arts Center, New York November 23, 2014 By Tom Phillips Copyright 2014 by Tom Phillips Hungarian choreo-grapher Adrienn Hod warns us in a program note that her works "do not compromise; they do not want to please."...Show More Summary

15 Things We Love About Nutcracker Theater Week

7 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

While The Nutcracker is often the ballet dancers love to hate, all that falls away when we waltz into the theater.

Windmill Keeps on Turning

22 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" Mikhailovsky Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY November 22, 2014, matinee by Mary Cargill © 2014 by Mary Cargill The Mikhailovsky Ballet's production of "Don Quixote" lists seven choreographers (Petipa and Gorsky,...Show More Summary

Batsheva’s “Sadeh21? at BAM

Last week, Batsheva Dance Company brought artistic director Ohad Naharin’s Sadeh21 to BAM as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The 75-minute work, whose title means “Field 21” as in “field of study”, consists of 21 segments that emphasize the … Continue reading ?

Mikhailovsky Ballet – Don Quixote 11/21

While sitting in the midst of a mostly Russian-speaking audience at Friday night’s Don Quixote by the Mikhailovsky Ballet, it occurred to Haglund that perhaps, just perhaps, this company didn’t travel all the way from St. Petersburg for his personal...

observations 11/18

The fix is in. ABT has rigged the press coverage of its Nutcracker performances this year. Other than the opening night performance, they are presently offering only two press nights: Misty Copeland's second performance on December 18th and Hee Seo's...

observations 11/14

Excellent all around casting for New York City Ballet's first week of The Nutcracker. First week's rotation: Sterling Hyltin & Andrew Veyette with Sara Mearns as DD Rebecca Krohn & Amar Ramasar with Abi Stafford as DD Ashley Bouder ...

Royal Ballet Triple Bill

"Scenes de Ballet," "Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan," "Symphonic Variations," "A Month in the Country" Choreographer: Frederick Ashton The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House, Covent Garden London, UK 18 October – 14 November 2014 by Judith Cruikshank copyright 2014 by Judith Cruikshank An evening of Ashton. Show More Summary

Winter Dance in London: a Photo Gallery

London’s thriving dance scene has given Alice Pennefather lots of opportunities for amazing shots this season, and here we feature a special selection of her contemporary dance... The post Winter Dance in London: a Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Behind the Tutu

Tutu, n. A very short skirt worn by a ballerina, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material (Collins English Dictionary) … and ‘coveted by all... The post Behind the Tutu appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Against-the-odds heroines

3 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Nikiya the temple dancer, the heroine of La Bayadère, has to battle the odds to win her true love Solor. Her rival Gamzatti is a rich, spoilt princess who’s determined by fair means or foul to steal the handsome warrior … Continue reading ?


3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Le Halte de Cavalerie", "Class Concert", "Prelude" Mikhailovsky Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY November 19, 2014 by Mary Cargill © 2014 by Mary Cargill The Mikhailovsky's triple bill was a brief trip through its archives,...Show More Summary

5 reasons you need to see Giselle

3 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Maina Gielgud says it: “There’s everything in Giselle. Love, heartbreak, madness … and a lot of pure dance.” Maina’s sublime production of this great Romantic ballet is coming to our stages in 2015. Here are five reasons not to miss … Continue reading ?

Shaman in the Theater

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Mago" Dohee Lee Forum and Grand Lobby Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA November 15, 2014 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2014 Korean-born Dohee Lee's "Mago" is an ambitious, excellently realized work that straddles Dance Theater and performance as ritual. Show More Summary

And Paris Burned with Passion

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Flames of Paris” Mikhailovsky Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY November 16, 2014 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014 by Marianne Adams How could you make Stalin’s favorite revolution-themed ballet a success in 2014?...Show More Summary

How Yoga Can Help You Become a Better Dancer

4 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Yoga practice can be a perfect complement to dance for so many reasons. Grier Cooper goes beyond the obvious and explains why yoga is a popular cross-training choice for dancers.

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