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Fine Weather Fare

12 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Flying Cloud Cotillion”, “Crowdambo”, “Five”, Rue Noir”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Festival” Chamber Dance Project The Lansburgh Theatre Washington, DC June 23, 2015 by George Jackson copyright 2016 by George Jackson Summers in and about Washington used to be hot, humid and hopping with dance. Show More Summary

ABT Romeo and Juliet 6/23Unions shattered; plunging into despair, happily

It was an evening of unions shattered. No one could have predicted such a disastrous outcome of a commitment so strong that it was valued more than life itself. CNN Reporter: Mr. Shakespeare, what say you about the vote on...

The Love that Binds

2 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"for the Time Being," "Line of Beauty" Deborah Slater Dance Theater Noh Space Theater, San Francisco June 19, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2016 Deborah Slater has been making dance theater works for over twenty-five years. Show More Summary

ABT – Romeo and Juliet 6/21

Cultures collide. Battles ensue. Love springs from hate. Innocents die. And so it goes... And so it went Tuesday night when Diana Vishneva's Juliet was sucked into the vortex of tragedy with Marcelo Gomes’ Romeo whirling right behind her. Two...

Old, New and Borrowed

4 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Deep", "Piazzola Caldera", "Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 11, 2016 matinee Carol Pardo Copyright ©2016 by Carol Pardo There was nothing all blue at this performance by the Alvin...Show More Summary

Divine dives

Just sayin', there are Sleeping Beauty lessons to be learned from this 41 second vid of the Royal Ballet's lovely Lauren Cuthbertson and the cokehead who threw away his career. She possesses such stunning composure, grandeur, and pristine style as...

Going it Alone Together

"Manifesting," "Stay" Hope Mohr Dance ODC Theater, San Francisco June 9, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2016 From Aristotle to Artaud, and Martha Graham to Yvonne Rainer artists have theorized about the nature and purpose of what they are doing. Show More Summary

Lost in Translation

"Le Petit Prince" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 4, 2016 By Denise Sum copyright © 2016 by Denise Sum The classic French novella "Le Petit Prince" makes interesting material for a new ballet, with plenty of imagination, fantasy, and philosophical explorations. Show More Summary

ABT 6/13 Swan Lake stokes the famished crowd

The rooster may have laid a big egg last week, but this week the swans are a-swimming with smooth grace. ABT opened its week of Swan Lakes with a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer performance starring Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes. Charlton Heston could...

UIEX – in memory of Johan Renvall

A reader has alerted us that ABT's June 20th performance of Romeo and Juliet (Seo/Stearns/Salstein) will be dedicated to the memory of former principal dancer Johan Renvall who expired last August at the age of 55. He was a standard...

How To Make The Most Of Your Dance Classes

Beneath the physical discipline of dancing, your attitude toward learning matters. Successful dancers do these six things in every class.

Looking for a Hero

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 8, 2016, matinee and June 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill Ballets inspired by the 1905 Russo-Japanese War are rare, but...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Ballet – Balanchine and Beyond 6/12

Haglund zipped down to Philly on Sunday for Pennsylvania Ballet’s final performance of the season, Balanchine and Beyond, a program of plotless, eclectic offerings from Hans van Manen, Trisha Brown, Jean-Piere Frohlich, and George Balanchine. The local Sunday matinee audience,...

Avian Inspiration

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House June 7, 2016 By Carol Pardo Copyright 2016 by Carol Pardo Alexei Ratmansky's "The Golden Cockerel" takes its inspiration from Michel Fokine's ballet of the same name. Show More Summary

All That Glitters

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Golden Cockerel” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York June 6, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Golden Cockerel” is a different kind of ballet; its story-telling method is that of a comic book. Show More Summary

The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE

Artistic Director Stanton Welch has crafted a new production of Giselle with sets and costume designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. For this production, Mr. Welch handpicked principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya as his muse for the iconic role of Giselle. Show More Summary

observations 6-9

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Our own Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh premiere the new Giselle at Houston Ballet tonight. What a wonderful clip this is. How lucky Houston is to have these great artists perform in the greatest ballet of all time.

ABT 6/6 Company Premiere The Golden Cockerel – Always keep your bargains

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Alexei Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel, which ABT premiered last night at the Met, was more like a good staging for the opera of the same title than a stand alone ballet. It lacked choreographic invention and relied heavily, too muc...


2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-altered Annually” Yvonne Rainer The Kitchen New York, NY June 2, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Yvonne Rainer entered the fully lit house at the Kitchen with a microphone in hand, followed by a somber cast. Show More Summary

Chestnut Parfait No Nutcracker Required

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Le Corsaire” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York June 2, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin ? At the start of Thursday night’s “Le Corsaire,” when the three male leads followed each other with solos that got progressively more dramatic, the dancing got more spectacular with each one. Show More Summary

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