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On The Way

10 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"21 Fully Realized Incomplete Thoughts" Robert Moses' Kin Z Space San Francisco, CA May 19, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano Even after twenty years, Robert Moses succeeds in surprising us, not so much for his movement language -- high speed, densely layered, embracingly fierce -- as by the formal questions that he asks of himself. Show More Summary

Classics or Not, with Debuts

11 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Serenade", "Hallelujah Junction", "Duo Concertant", "Western Symphony" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 19, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill NYCB's Marketing Department presumably...Show More Summary

NYCB 5/22 – There's no better way to spend a Sunday

14 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

With impeccable style and a first rate performance, Craig Hall bowed for the last time in front of his New York audience on Sunday. Following the company’s Paris and Saratoga tours, he will become a ballet master which is a...

At Home

“Cargo,” “A Forest,” “Foursome,” “The” Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble James and Martha Duffy Performance Space Mark Morris Dance Center Brooklyn, NY May 18, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman After more than 35 years, Mark Morris still seems to have plenty to say. Show More Summary

observations 5-19

Here's the rest of the quote from Julio Bocca about his desire to direct ABT. It didn't appear in the first article to which we linked below on 5-17, but has surfaced in another online paper today. Previously, he said:...

Accent on Youth

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Dances at a Gathering", "West Side Story Suite" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 13, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The all-Robbins program consisted of the fragile "Dances atShow More Summary

Playmates and Soulmates

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Luxury Rentals” Juliette Mapp Danspace New York, NY May 14, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Juliette Mapp’s “Luxury Rentals” is built on stories and relationships. The tales were small, homely vignettes, entirely identifiable (especially for a New Yorker) -- and chilling. Show More Summary

ABT - Shostakovich Trilogy 5/17

Haglund revisited the Shostakovich Trilogy last night where Joseph Gorak made an early debut in Symphony #9 subbing for an injured Herman Cornejo. Gorak was on the calendar to dance the role for the first time on Friday. He gave...

Congratulations Taylor Stanley

What great news that New York City Ballet has once again fully recognized one of its most talented, interesting, and deserving dancers with a promotion to Principal. Prior to his last minute substitution in Hallelujah Junction last night, Taylor Stanley...

observations 5-17

Julio Bocca says that the story that he had been offered the directorship of ABT was false. HOWEVER, he continues with this unsolicited explanation: "I do not say I do not like to lead the American Ballet, yes I would,...

OK, Fine, Best

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino" (all except the kitchen sink), "Return to a Strange Land", "Oasis" Smuin Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA April 7, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 The dancersShow More Summary

ABT Spring Gala 5/16

Awkward was the word that came to mind most often during ABT’s Spring Gala last night. The out-of-context snippets representing works presented this spring season were D.O.A. Sylvia’s entrance variation by Maria Kochetkova consisted of timid, tiny dancing that made...

Can A Woman In Her Forties Dance The Nutcracker?

"Raising The Barre" is Lauren Kessler's account of the months she spent preparing to dance The Nutcracker with a professional dance company. An exceptional challenge for a forty-something, non-dancer! Read our review of the book.

Joy to the World

"Sylvia" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 11, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill After the veritable flood of guest stars appearing the last few seasons, ABT's focus on its own dancers is a welcome change. Show More Summary

ABT snubs Irina and Max

ABT's Gala dinner this Monday will have a little less glam because Irina Dvorovenko and Max Beloserkovsky were intentionally left off the guest list. Wow, ABT, such bad form and lack of style, not to mention poor manners. But then,....

Arcadian Holiday

"Sylvia" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill "Sylvia", with its luscious Delibes music, gloriously traditional sets and delicate and inventive Ashton...Show More Summary

ABT Sylvia 5/9"When a woman with a weapon needs luv..."

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

from Dolly Parton’s Songs I Wished I’d Sung album that went platinum in the 1970s, possibly, or not. That beauty with the bow and arrow, Sylvia, opened ABT’s 2016 spring season at the Met this evening. Unfortunately, she missed her....

Fiddlers Also Dance

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Voices” – 8 Works Glade Dance Collective Dance Place Washington, DC May 8, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Glade is a group mostly of women dancers. The one man featured was a guest artist - a musician who also moved. Show More Summary

Wingspans

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“In & Out,” “Gêmeos,” “Something Tangible,” “I Am The Road” Ailey II Ailey Citigroup Center New York, NY April 1, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams The “All New” program of four world premieres by Ailey II showed the company as an effectual incubator of impressive talent through its performers, if not the choreo- graphers. Show More Summary

Pearl Fishing

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Ballo Della Regina", "Kammermusik No. 2", "Vienna Waltzes" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 8, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The all-Balachine program opened with the pearl-hunting expedition of "Ballo Della Regina", continued with the male-dominated "Kammermusik No. Show More Summary

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