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On the Clock

8 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sunset", "Eventide", "Piazzolla Caldera" Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 24, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill The newly named Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance looked,...Show More Summary

How Hitchcock Helped Her Make This Dance

“Actual Size Plus” Sally Silvers Harkness Dance Festival Buttonweiser Theater at 92nd St. Y New York, NY March 22, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman With a cast of five striking dancers, Sally Silvers let her imagination loose, inspired by the iconic imagery and power of Alfred Hitchcock. Show More Summary

Ever After

“Theme & Variations”, “Pillar of Fire”, “Rodeo” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC March 23, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George Jackson A mixed program...Show More Summary

Abrasive Edges

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Dead Reckoning," "The Invention of Wings" ODC/Dance Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA March 21, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 For years I have walked out of ODC/Dance concerts with a spring in my step because the company's buoyant physicality so beautifully sets in relief the individuality of its members. Show More Summary

Light and Dark

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance “Company B,” “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor,” “Piazzolla Caldera” David H Koch Theater New York, New York March 22, 2015 by Michael Popkin copyright © 2015 by Michael Popkin Paul Taylor, with a couple of guest companies in tow, has been dancing up a storm at Lincoln Center these past two weeks. Show More Summary

ABT's new Promo and Mis-infomercial for PBS

Well, it sounds like Ric Burns’ reputation as a legitimate documentary-maker is about to fall into the sewer if this new ABT Infomercial gets aired on PBS as it is supposed to on May 15. From accounts received here at...

Tools For Tap Dance: Pocket Steps

4 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about what tap dancers call "pocket steps" and find out how to create your own. Hint: Great tap steps usually start with a little stealing.

Six Reasons Why We Love ENB’s Modern Masters

English National Ballet has just wrapped its first official season as a Sadler’s Wells associate ballet company. The programme, Modern Masters, brought together acclaimed works... The post Six Reasons Why We Love ENB’s Modern Masters appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Tough to Love

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" San Francisco Ballet Program 5 War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 20, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 Unremitting cheerfulness on stage is about as wearisome as what may become eternally blue skies in California. Show More Summary

Refresh and Rewind

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Beloved Renegade,” “Death and the Damsel,” “Esplanade” Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 13, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, née...Show More Summary

The Dance Goes On

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“MindFluctuations” Maida Withers Dance Construction Company Lisner Auditorium The George Washington University Washington, DC March 19, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George Jackson Forty years ago or so, Maida Withers was dancing in Washington. Show More Summary

The 5 Basic Dance Jumps

6 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What is your favorite jumps or leap? No matter what it is, it can be broken down into just one of 5 possible jumps. Learn more and get examples of these basic jump types.

observations 3/20

Good read in the Washington Post online in which Sarah Kaufman digs a little deeper into the matter of Paloma Herrera's withdrawal from Sleeping Beauty. It seems Kevin McKenzie refused to give her so much as a simple choice of...

Behind the Scenes of Giselle

If you were at our Behind the Scenes of Giselle event this week – or you’re planning to go to a Behind the Scenes event in Sydney, Adelaide or Perth – here’s a series of fascinating facts to enhance your … Continue reading ?

Stella Abrera will be Giselle at The Australian Ballet

Maybe someday we'll have the opportunity to see our own Stella perform the role that she was destined to dance. Meanwhile, the rest of the world gets to enjoy it. The Australian Ballet has just announced that Stella will perform...

A Dream within a Dream

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 14, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Just in time for March break, Christopher Wheeldon’s...Show More Summary

Welcome Back

"Incantations," "Son of Chamber Symphony," "Bells (Pas de Deux)," "Episode 31" Joffrey Ballet Zellerbach Hall, Cal Performances Berkeley, CA March 14, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 Much welcome to the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, that returned after only two years. Show More Summary

ETUDES: PRECISION, ELEGANCE, & PERFECTION

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern One, two, three! One, two, three! Those are not only counts but also the number of ballets to be presented during Houston Ballet’s spring mixed repertory program “Modern Masters” from March 12-22, 2015. The program features George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s poignant Jardí Tancat, and Harald […]

Will Irish Dancing Help or Hinder My Other Dance Training?

When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.

Portraits

“The Task of Doing”, “Caribou”, “Moonlight Parade (for Two)” Helen Simoneau Dance Dance Place Washington, DC March 15, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George Jackson In making movement, Helen Simoneau – a choreo- grapher from Quebec – usually uses a technique I’d call drawing sketchily. Show More Summary

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