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Trying On a New Style, With Plenty of Attitude

“The Taming of the Shrew” Bolshoi Ballet Bolshoi Theatre Live Movie Theater Broadcast by Fathom Events January 24, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams The live movie theater broadcast of its 2014 production of “The Taming of the Shrew” showed the Bolshoi Ballet taking a confident step into what could well be its new era. Show More Summary

Warm Up

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Miami City Ballet "La Source," "Barber Violin Concerto," "In the Upper Room" January 31, 2016 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Pacing itself midway through its...Show More Summary

observations 2-5

Thanks to our Haglund'eeler in far off places for alerting us that filmmaker Greg Vander Veer uploaded to Vimeo last week his 2010 film Keep Dancing which follows Donald Saddler and Marge Champion around town and through the years. It...

Reminder – Prix de Lausanne finals livestreamed Saturday

Starts at 9:00 am Eastern time; 3:00 pm Lausanne time – tomorrow. The jury includes Julio Bocca, Jan Broeckx, Lucinda Dunn, Viviana Durante, Marcelo Gomes, Luca Masala, Elisabeth Platel, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Ruheng Zhao. Just seeing the names Viviana Durante...

The Most Incredible Thing

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Most Incredible Thing” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY February 2, 2016 by Leigh Witchel © 2016 by Leigh Witchel If you were braced for Justin Peck’s deterioration into an aging whiz-kid, he just served you the ultimate refutation: a new ballet filled with poetic imagination. Show More Summary

Stance

3 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Open Door”, “Exodus”, “Revelations” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC February 2, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson As the Obama era in the...Show More Summary

Picking The Perfect Summer Dance Program

3 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Students from Houston Ballet Academy and the school's director, Shelly Power share tips and advice on picking a summer dance intensive that's the perfect fit.

Millepied is (French) toast

Benjamin Millepied has resigned, been removed, been relieved, been accommodated, whatever, from his position at the Paris Opera Ballet. All of the players will put the best face on this situation, but the reality is that his appointment was a...

NYCB Art Night – not exactly incredible

The first Art Night of the 2016 season brought out an enthusiastic crowd of hip newcomers to New York City Ballet. As soon as one walked through the double doors of the theater, you could feel the difference in the...

Tempora Mutantur . . .

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Liebeslieder Waltzer,” “Glass Pieces” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York January 19, 2016 January 27, 2016 by Michael Popkin copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin “Times change and we change with them,” is the proverb. Show More Summary

Long Time No See

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Proscenium Works Tour: “Set and Reset,” “PRESENT TENSE,” “Newark (Nieweweorce)” Trisha Brown Dance Company Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House New York, NY January 28, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha...Show More Summary

observations 2-2

Punxsutawney Phil said it best this morning, “Shadow, shmadow. Let’s get on with planning the spring planting and primaries. The rest of the winter is going to be hot, hot, hot.” Then he bit the hand that feeds him and...

Americana

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Barber Violin Concerto,” “Fancy Free,”“Who Cares?” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 30, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The all-American music program devised by Andrew Litton,...Show More Summary

Album Update

6 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Reunion” Dance Place Washington, DC January 30, 20916 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Ten works plus many memories made up Dance Place’s 35th Anniversary Concert. All of the nine makers represented on the program had helped...Show More Summary

Another Opening, Another Show

“Barber Violin Concerto,” “Fancy Free,”“Who Cares?” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 19, 2016 by Leigh Witchel © 2016 by Leigh Witchel For the opening night of New York City Ballet, the company threw the spotlight into the pit, with a welcome to the company’s new music director, Andrew Litton. Show More Summary

Beatitude

“The Sleeping Beauty” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC January 27, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Attempts to perform a perfect, a true version of “The Sleeping Beauty” are like quests for the holy grail. Show More Summary

NYCB 1/28 Barber Violin Concerto, Fancy Free, Who Cares?

Finally, New York City Ballet corpsman Joseph Gordon is old enough to walk into a bar for a beer. Though he still retains a youthful hint of Opie Taylor in the eyes and cheeks, his U.S. Navy dress whites now...

NYCB – Whip it, baby 1/26

New York City Ballet could make hundreds of thousands of dollars by hooking up with Proctor & Gamble for a Pantene Shampoo brand that features the finale of Walpurgisnacht Ballet in a commercial. The hair, the music, the wild dancing,...

NYCB – Liebeslieder Walzer, Glass Pieces 1/20

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

On Wednesday night no fewer than eight dancers debuted in two long established ballets in the repertoire and all brought freshness and individuality to their roles. Balanchine’s Liebeslieder Walzer premiered 55 years ago with Diana Adams, Melissa Hayden, and Violette...

Digging for Treasure

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Michael Kliën’s Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A.” Martha Graham Studios COIL 2016 Festival New York, NY January 16, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Martha Graham’s mythic status was reverenced throughout “Michael Kliën’s Excavation Site,” part of the COIL 2016 Festival. Show More Summary

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