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NYCB Nutcracker - Sunday evening 11/29

21 minutes agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund recommends that all ballerinas immediately get pregnant. At Sunday evening’s performance of NYCB’s Nutcracker, Ashley Bouder, with a four-month bun in the oven, danced the role of Dewdrop more beautifully than possibly at any other time in her career....

What I Learned About Auditioning From The Rockettes

Audition from a dancer who traeled to New York City to try out for the world's most famous precision dance company, the Radio City Rockettes. Learn from her experience.

Joffrey's Christmas Legacy

“The Nutcracker” Joffrey Ballet Chicago Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. November 25, 2015 by Ashley McKean copyright © by Ashley McKean Joffrey Ballet Chicago’s endearing “Nutcracker” ushered in the holiday season on Thanksgiving Eve at the Kennedy Center, giving D.C. Show More Summary

observations 11-29

Bows - Abrera, Seo, Teuscher, Bolle in Apollo with the LA Phil and Dudamel last night. We need to see this in New York. This spring. At least once. Period. Grazie al I Bollerini Fan Club per questo video. Dobbiamo...

NYCB NutcrackerHigh Steps & Glide Steps on Opening Night

On Thanksgiving Day, a dozen precision marching bands from across the country proudly advanced their inspiring music through the streets of New York in the Macy’s Parade while millions watched. No one seems to have been inspired more than our...

Girls' Night Out

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Gravity", "The Other Woman", "Voicelessness", "Friction", "Mozart Trio" New Chamber Ballet City Center, Studio 5 New York, NY November 20, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet, a group of six female dancers and two musicians, performed five works (two premieres) in City Center's intimate Studio 5. Show More Summary

A Dancer’s Top Secrets To Learning Choreography Quickly

5 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

If you are already gifted at picking up choreography, skip this article. But, if you or a dancer you know could be better and faster when learning new combinations this post has tips and tricks for you!

2015 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market “Putting on the Ritz”

Guest writer: Alyssa Springer Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 2015 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market “Putting on the Ritz.” It was another successful year, full of glitz and glamour to commemorate the 35th annual event, this year honoring all Nutcracker Market shoppers. The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is a signature fundraising event […]

A 29 foot leap for Broadway's Palace Theater

"If one theater in New York’s Broadway theater district were to be named the most famous, the privilege would fall virtually uncontested to the Palace, designed not as a legitimate stage theater but as a vaudeville house. Yet no other...

Royal Ballet rehearsal livestream today at 2pm EST

Even if your draconian boss won't let you leave the office early today to get your Thanksgiving weekend cooking – he will leave early, of course – you can get him back by whiling away this afternoon watching the Royal...

A Bit of Everything

“Preludes and Fugues,” “Yowzie” Twyla Tharp Joyce Theater presents at David H. Koch Theater New York, NY November 19, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman For her golden jubilee of making dance, Twyla Tharp, at 74, chose to make yet more. Show More Summary


“Sita, Gentle Warrior” Devi Dance Theater, Somapa Thai Dance Company, and Santi Budaya Indonesian Performers Dance Place Washington, DC November 21, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson Fun could be had watching “Sita” and trying to sort out the sources of its diverse dances. Show More Summary

Two For Three

"Cariño" "Selección Natural" Mayra Bonard Joe Goode Annex San Francisco, CA November 20, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 If you live in the Bay Area and want to see contemporary dance from Argentina, you better go there. Show More Summary


“Custodians of Beauty” Pavel Zustiak’s Palissimo Company Solange MacArthur Studio Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland November 20, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson This prank started late. The audience...Show More Summary

Stunning Simone Messmer

on the cover of Dance Magazine. Thanks to the Haglund'eeler who rocketed the picture to us this afternoon. Can't wait to see her on stage again when Miami City Ballet has its Joyce Season at the Koch Theater in April....

Fourth Wall? What Fourth Wall?

“Blue Name” Silas Riener The Chocolate Factory Queens, NY October 15, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel If you were looking for a curtain, you were at the wrong show. In the industrial white space of The Chocolate Factory – intimate yet raw – we found Silas Riener just at the end of his warmup. Show More Summary

Decoding the Marks of Two Worlds

“Inked,” “Murmur” Aakash Odedra Baryshnikov Arts Center New York, NY October 22, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Every garden needs cross-pollination. In New York, the push from the Indian dance community to help the form take root here has meant an accent on traditional styles and values, with few hybrids. Show More Summary

I am the Beat

“They Rose at Dawn” Aparna Ramaswamy The Joyce Theater New York, NY October 6, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel In Aparna Ramaswamy’s concert you couldn’t tell where the music ended and the dance began. “They Rose at Dawn” was a concen-trated solo performance and bharata-natyam recital. Show More Summary

Talent Show

Damian Woetzel’s “Demo: Time” Terrace Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC November 15, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson Three movie theaters dominated the social scene in an urban neighborhood of America’s Midwest where I spent part of my childhood during World War 2. Show More Summary

How To Clean Practically Anything Dance-Related

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Leave the "Dirty Dancing" to Patrick and Jennifer with these tips for making shoes, dancewear, costumes, floors, and more look good as new.

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