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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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

Muhammad and Merce

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

-- By Tom Phillips If Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all time, it wasn't because he could punch the hardest. For Ali, the best offense was a good defense -- and the key was his dancing. The "Ali Shuffle" was his basic step, and it set him apart from any other heavyweight, ever. Show More Summary

Mariinsky Ballet

It’s somewhat surprising that there are many people who are still amazed by the Mariinsky Ballet’s sparkling response to the… The post Mariinsky Ballet appeared first on The Spectator.

observations 6-3

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Today's Houston Chronicle includes an informative write-up about Houston Ballet's new Giselle which premieres next week with Yuriko Kajiya in the title role opposite Connor Walsh. This quote should be of interest: Welch has thought about doing a major reboot...

To Be a Pirate King

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Le Corsaire" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 1, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There are pirates galore in "Le Corsaire", as well as, like Gilbert and Sullivan promise,...Show More Summary

3 Life Lessons My Students Learn In Dance Class

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The benefits of dancing go beyond the classroom. Learn more about what dance teaches you about life.

Loadstones, and Legs Protruding

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Interview of Mats Ek by Sarah Kaufman Sweden House May 29, 2016 and Royal Swedish Ballet “Juliet and Romeo” Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts June 1, 2016 Washington, DC by George Jackson copyright 2016 by...Show More Summary

Angel Corella's new Le Corsaire at PA Ballet

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Just a reminder that tickets are on sale for Angel Corella's new production of Le Corsaire at Pennsylvania Ballet in March. Laugh at yourself if you think this isn't going to be great. Arian Molina Sorca, Ian Hussey, Jermel Jackson,...

Succulent pleasures

It was about time a dance-maker exacted revenge on dance academics. In Alexander Ekman’s 2010 Cacti, a voiceover explains the… The post Succulent pleasures appeared first on The Spectator.

On the ropes

‘Aerial’ ballets were all the rage in late-Victorian London. It mattered little that they were more circus acts than actual… The post On the ropes appeared first on The Spectator.

Star turn

At first sight, the new Royal Ballet double bill might come across as an odd coupling: Ashton’s sparkling The Dream… The post Star turn appeared first on The Spectator.

Saved by the Bel

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s and Jérôme Bel’s 3Abschied is the latest addition to a long and historically well-established series of… The post Saved by the Bel appeared first on The Spectator.

Original sin

Nothing beats the buzz that precedes the debut of a rising star in a big, known role. Double it and… The post Original sin appeared first on The Spectator.

High hopes

For more than 40 years, Scottish Ballet has been one of the most vibrant and interesting companies on the UK… The post High hopes appeared first on The Spectator.

Personal touch

In 2004 Jérôme Bel, one of the most provocative performance makers of our time, created Véronique Doisneau, a solo for… The post Personal touch appeared first on The Spectator.

Triple triumph

There is no better way to kick off a new ballet season than with a choreographic triple whammy. Which is… The post Triple triumph appeared first on The Spectator.

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