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NYCB – All Robbins Program 2/21

In the winter season’s all-Jerome Robbins program of Glass Pieces, Moves, and The Concert, the endlessly different postures of humanity are seen marching in and out of light or under umbrellas which shield them from rain — all on undefined...

observations 2-22

It appears that the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street in NYC will show the Royal Ballet's upcoming (Feb 28th) transmission of Sleeping Beauty with Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov on Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm. You can buy tickets...

A Wobbly Creature

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Frankenstein" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA February 17, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano San Francisco Ballet has commissioned two ballets from British choreographer Liam Scarlett: "Hummingbird (2014)" to Philip Glass and "Fearful Symmetry (2016)" to John Adams. Show More Summary

CINDERELLA Program Announcement

From March 2-12, the inspirational retelling of Cinderella by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM returns to Houston Ballet. More tomboy than princess, Welch’s title character is a striking woman of substance, determination, and spun...

Two Sides of Her Coin

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Program A: “Dark Meadow Suite,” “Ekstasis,” “Woodland,” “I used to love you,” “Maple Leaf Rag” Martha Graham Dance Company Joyce Theater New York, NY February 14, 2017 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2017 by Martha Sherman As revolutionary...Show More Summary

Old and New, With Youthful Promise

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Birthday Offering,” “Kabalevsky Violin Concerto,” “Concerto Grosso,” “Chromatic Fantasy,” “Concerto,” “See The Youth Advance!,” “New Scarlett” ABT Studio Company & The Royal Ballet School NYU Skirball Center for the Performance Arts...Show More Summary

(34) José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre

This week we are happy to welcome José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. José holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University where he began his formal training in ballet and modern techniques. ...Show More Summary

observations 2-20

The Australian Ballet has announced that David Hallberg has been appointed as its first International Resident Guest Artist. He will perform in two seasons in the coming year. This is good news that makes us happy. Aside from his obvious...

Words to remember

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. once addressed the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters on the role of public support for the arts. He adapted his speech as an opinion piece for the New York Times on September 20, 1985....

Keeping It Beautiful

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Sleeping Beauty” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY February 9, 2017 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams NYCB’s “Sleeping Beauty” remains a beautiful production, and the smartly chosen cast of veterans and debutants gave the season’s early performance a good balance of stability and risk. Show More Summary

Promotions at NYCB!

How fabulous to hear of eight more promotions at NYCB! Russell Janzen to principal. Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher and Indiana Woodward to soloist. Peter Martins could have promoted ten more dancers and...

"Everything Has Changed": An Interview with Laura Peterson

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

-- By Tom Phillips Copyright 2017 by Tom Phillips and Laura Peterson Laura Peterson in "Failure" “If your step has a name, keep working on it,” Laura Peterson tells her students. A dancer, teacher, and choreo- grapher of the 21st century,...Show More Summary

Anthemic and Glimmering

“Fearful Symmetries,” “The Shimmering Asphalt,” “The Times Are Racing” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY February 1, 2017 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams With its winter New Combinations program, NYCB certainly saved the best for last. Show More Summary

NYCB Sleeping Beauty 2/16

Haglund is rushing off to the Orchid Show today at the New York Botanical Garden, but he needs to pause to gush over the beautiful new rose that debuted last evening in New York City Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty. Lauren...

Speaking Truth to Power

"Antigona" Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca Z Space San Francisco, CA February 14, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2017 Rita Felciano We probably didn't need a supertitle declaring a newly appointed ruler's desire to "make Thebes great again" to hear echoes. Show More Summary

observations 2-15

New York City Ballet wants to remind everyone about the 2-part PBS special that airs this Friday, February 17 at 9PM and next Friday, February 24th. A performance will be presented from last summer's tour to the Théâtre du Châtelet....

March Madness

March is not going to be the "pause and catch our breath" month that it typically is between the end of NYCB's winter season and the busy spring season at Lincoln Center. Pennsylvania Ballet will premiere its new Le Corsaire...

Giving Voice to the Unspeakable

"Memory/Place" Nancy Karp + Dancers ODC Theater San Francisco, CA February 10, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © by Rita Felciano 2017 Far be it from Nancy Karp, who has been making formally sophisticated dances without a thread of narration...Show More Summary

(33) Dance Historian Doug Fullington on ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’ or ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’

This week happy to welcome back Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and the company’s education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. Show More Summary

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