The term ‘fusion’ is a trendy one, which hints at the interaction of ingredients from different backgrounds in many areas… The post Mixing it appeared first on The Spectator.
Call me biased, but I believe that my illustrious compatriot Giuseppe Verdi composed ballet music like no one else. It… The post Incomparable Verdi appeared first on The Spectator.
In its latest triple bill, the Royal Ballet pays tribute to three dance-makers who have marked distinctive epochs in its… The post The Royal Ballet appeared first on The Spectator.
One of the intriguing components of The Most Incredible Thing, Javier De Frutos’s latest creation, is its structure. One of… The post Turning point appeared first on The Spectator.
Le Corsaire should be one of the highlights of ABT’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House and enjoy a packed house night after night after night. It is a fun-filled, pyrotechnics-filled, fantasy-filled fluff of a ballet that gives dancers...
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 29,2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The final "A Midsummer Night's Dream", New York City Ballet's traditional salute to...Show More Summary
“Deep Field,” “Coat of Arms,” “Don’t Worry Baby” little seismic dance company Counterpulse San Francisco, CA May 26, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 With two premieres and a reprise from 2014, i.e. a solo, a duet and a quintet, company founder Katie Faulkner celebrated the tenth anniversary of her little seismic dance company. Show More Summary
On June 9th, our Yuriko Kajiya will dance her signature role, Giselle, in the premiere performance of Stanton Welch's new production at Houston Ballet. Connor Walsh will be her Albrecht, Ian Casady will dance Hilarion and Katharine Precourt will dance...
LFmg finals at the Met Never have we seen so many 3-point shots taken in a final – swish, swish, swish. Nothing but net all night long. And when it was all over, they raised the MVP, Stella Abrera, high...
"Valse Fantaisie", "Confianza", "And So It Goes...", "Tessellations", "Spring Waters", "Suite Saint-Saëns" Joffrey Ballet Concert Group New York Live Arts New York, NY May 26, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The...Show More Summary
Paul Taylor Dance Company “Arden Court”, “Beloved Renegade”, “Promethean Fire” Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC May 26, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Paul Taylor plays with the casual and the formal as if these were twin concepts and not opposite poles. Show More Summary
"Mercuric Tidings,” “Polaris,” and “Esplanade” Paul Taylor Dance Company Eisenhower Theater J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts May 25, 2016 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2016 by Alexandra Tomalonis Much contemporary choreography depends on novelty: here’s something new, push aside the old, it seems to be saying. Show More Summary
"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 25, 2016 matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The Widow Simone's first entrance in Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée" is...Show More Summary
Competition and performance season seems to have a way on speaking up on us all. Inevitably, there is at least one dance that is just not ready to hit the stage. Here are some tools useful in cleaning dances. Try them during your next dance rehearsal. Show More Summary
"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 24, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There was much to crow about in ABT's revival of Sir Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée", including the fact that after 13 long years ABT is finally dancing it again. Show More Summary
Ribbon Play enjoyed the height of its popularity in 19th century England when factory-made toys were mostly available only to the wealthy. Youngsters in the common classes played with toys made out of household items: clothespins became dolls, a broom...
For this blog post we'll be talking one-on-one with Cacti's stager and freelance dancer-choreographer Spenser Theberge. Get ready to laugh and smile with us as we discuss the triumphs of staging this captivating ballet!
Pennsylvania Ballet “Serenade,” “Asphodel Meadows,” “Arch?va” Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA May 15, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Even though the season had not finished, Pennsylvania Ballet’s “A Program...Show More Summary
New York City Ballet Spring Gala “‘Rain’ from The Concert,” “American Rhapsody,” “Mothership,”“Concerto DSCH” David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 4, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel It’s hard to imagine a dull version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Alas, Christopher Wheeldon showed us it was possible. Show More Summary
“Keen” (Part 1) Ivy Baldwin Dance The Glass House New Canaan, CT May 22, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Breathtaking. The site of Ivy Baldwin’s “Keen (Part 1)” – the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT – is both the setting and outline of Baldwin’s evocative dance meditation about loss, ritual, and recovery. Show More Summary