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Things I Never Thought About Before Becoming A Dance Teacher

18 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Teaching dance isn't all fun and games - I knew that going in. But, throughout 20 years as a dance instructor I have discovered some surprising difficulties and rewards in this career - things I never thought to think about at the start.

NYCB 10/11Jennie Somogyi's last waltz

19 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

At one time or another, we’ve all picked up the phone only to be surprised to hear someone who we haven't spoken with for a long time and have missed. "It’s good to hear your voice again," we say. When...

NYCB All Balanchine – 10/10 Mat & Eve

Riddle: What’s black & white with no percussion except for the strong beating heart of its founder? That would be, of course, Saturday’s phenomenal Balanchine Black & White program at NYCB that was performed at the matinee and repeated with...

NYCB – Jeux by Kim Brandstrup 10/8

Now, this was a little more like it. Full concept, robust theater, stunning costumes, some okay steps. It could have used an airplane crash somewhere in it, probably. When Nijinsky created his own Jeux to Debussy’s so-titled work in 1913,...

Spatial Spacy Space

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Poetics of Space" Joe Goode Performance Project Joe Goode Annex San Francisco, CA October 3, 2015 by Rita Felciano © copyright 2015 Rita Felciano Wandering through Joe Goode's labyrinthine "Poetics of Space" felt like looking through a kaleidoscope where with every turn your perspective on some unseen object changes. Show More Summary

Jazz Dance Legend: Matt Mattox

5 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

From Ballet to Broadway, master classes to movie screens, Matt Mattox left his mark in every aspect of the dance world. In the process, he helped create vocabulary, customs and a style still found in many jazz classes and choreographic works today.

5 reasons to see Nijinsky

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

John Neumeier’s Nijinsky is the blockbuster of our 2016 season – a mesmerising blend of glamour, tragedy and spectacular dancing. So why should you see it? … The fascinating life of a ballet legend Vaslav Nijinsky was a prodigy whose … Continue reading ?

Crowd Pleasers

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“What the Day Owes to the Night,” “Czardas,” “One Last Good Chance,” “Four Corners” La Compagnie Hervé Koubi, Stephen McRae, Pam Tanowitz, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall for Dance, Program 2 City Center New York, NY OctoberShow More Summary

observations 10-6

The 32-member Columbia Classical Ballet completely lost its home in the 1,000 year flood that hit South Carolina last week. Artistic Director Radenko Pavlovich told NPR that the facility was a total loss and that insurance may only cover around...

Tunnel Vision

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Polaris,” “The Blue of Distance,” “Common Ground,” “New Blood,” “Thou Swell” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY September 30, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel After a week of Peter Martins’ “Swan Lake,” New York City Ballet got back to the business of making ballets. Show More Summary


Chris Schlichting’s “Stripe Tease” Solange MacArthur Studio Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland October 3, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson A set starting point and a final stop are among the traits of “Stripe Tease”, which lasts one hour. Show More Summary

Ballet Tech - numerators & denominators

Congratulations to Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech NYC Public School for Dance whose 4th Graders shown brightly in the latest round of New York State standardized English and Math testing. Out of 743 elementary schools tested, Ballet Tech ranked 15th in...

NYCB 10/2 – Split decision

When Balanchine was still alive and in the several years following his death, it was pretty much universally agreed that people didn’t care for most of the choreography by Peter Martins. Some were even not very nice when saying so.....

Gracious Living

"Liebeslieder Walzer", "Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 1, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill For its first non-gala program of the Fall New York City Ballet...Show More Summary

Strangers in a Strange Land

"Cinderella" Mariinsky Ballet Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA October 1, 2015 by Rita Felciano © 2015 by Rita Felciano What an odd work Alexander Ratmansky's 2002 "Cinderella" is. If you expected Disney-type romance at its West Coast premiere at Cal Performances opening of this year's dance season, you might have been in disappointed. Show More Summary

NYCB – Gala 9/30

First some atmosphere from last night. It seems that there was a little bit of a South Pacific theme in play: Over the past few seasons we have learned to self-manage our expectations for the new choreography presented at NYCB...


From September 24-October 4, 2015, Houston Ballet presents its Fall Mixed Repertory Program featuring Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and Garrett Smith’s Reveal. Here to discuss this exciting contemporary showcase program and share her experience is Soloist Nao Kusuzaki. Show More Summary

Martian moves

Every August when London dims, Edinburgh calls, promising nothing less than ‘the greats of the arts’ at the International Festival.… The post Martian moves appeared first on The Spectator.


The blackness that sweeps along the stage behind Sylvie Guillem’s disappearing figure in the Russell Maliphant piece on her farewell… The post Afterthoughts appeared first on The Spectator.

Pulp fiction

Hot, languorous, sizzling… I was thinking what an ideal show Matthew Bourne’s noir comedy is to watch on a summer’s… The post Pulp fiction appeared first on The Spectator.

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