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observations 7-25

According to this article, Sascha Radetsky will be a member of the Fall 2015 class of Fellows at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. John Selya and Basil Twist will also receive the fellowships. Can't wait to see...

Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour

is just around the corner. Her FB page is loaded with info and teasers. Click on the picture to the right to enlarge the dates & cities. What a lineup of performers: John Selya Kaitlyn Gilliland Rika Okamoto Savannah Lowery...

"Mad Men" Nutcracker

Well, of course. And why not? One of the Twin Cities' most avant-garde and beloved home-cut & polished artistic gems, Myron Johnson, will mount his popular off-the-wall version of the holiday classic, Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, on James Sewell Ballet...

Jennie Somogyi Farewell Performance

Sad, but true. Sunday, October 11th @ 3:00 PM Love this dancer. I hope Jennie sticks around in some capacity. She's NYCB through and through. So much institutional knowledge.

You Can’t Get a Mao with a Gun

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Red Detachment of Women” National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 11, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel “The Red Detachment of Women” may be the least subtle ballet ever, but it’s also the least boring. Show More Summary

Antigona Flamenca

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

In the ideal, eternal world where Greek tragedy takes place, Antigone is the heroine, larger than life, greater than death. And this is where Soledad Barrio comes in.

NDI update on PBS

Thanks to Barbara for alerting us to this great PBS Newshour feature that ran tonight on Jacques d'Amboise and the National Dance Institute. There are some great, great film clips of his early dancing.

Face paint and reputation repair

We were all as excited as could be to see that the two new ABT principals were going to appear jointly on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to talk about their new positions and answer the question, "How should a dancer...

10 Signs You’re a Stagestruck Dancer

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Suspect you've fallen in love with performing? Here are the signs you have. Never fear, the next show is right around the corner.

observations 7-18

New York City Ballet single tickets for the fall, winter, and spring seasons go on sale August 2nd. Lots of performances of Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Ballo della Regina, Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, La Sylphide, Concerto DSCH,...

Raising the Bar

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Cinderella” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY July 4, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel This is how it’s done, ladies. Marianela Nuñez stayed on after The Royal Ballet’s New York engagement to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in Ashton’s “Cinderella” and give a demon- stration in ballerina style. Show More Summary


last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Infra,” Divertissements, “Age of Anxiety” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 28, 2015 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Mixed bill programs, particularly when brought by a company on tour, are usually a great vehicle for showing a company’s range. Show More Summary

Gifts of Youth

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“I New Then,” “Shutters Shut,” “Sara,” “Schubert,” “Some Other Time” Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Jacob’s Pillow Becket, MA July 10, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman It’s hard to argue with the youth and ebullience that forms the irreplaceable core of Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Show More Summary

observations 7-14

According to this news release, Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Simon Wexler has joined ABT in some unknown capacity. If true, that would be the second dancer from TBT to join ABT this year - the first being corps dancer...

The Sleeping Beauty: We’re so excited!

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

With only two months to go until the world premiere of The Sleeping Beauty, our staff are getting a little beside themselves! We asked them what they’re most looking forward to about this brand-new production of the ultimate fairytale ballet. … Continue reading ?

B Dancewear Offers A Rainbow Of Dancewear Options

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

B Dancewear offers nearly 40 types of dancewear basics in over 200 colors, in an array of fabrics. See what we have to say about the products they sent us.

5 Simple Strategies for Improving Body Image (that you can start doing right now)

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers deserve to cultivate a good relationship with their bodies. Here are five strategies to improve your body image that you can apply right now to your dance practice.

First glimpse: Garland Dancer

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In David McAllister’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, even the minor characters are dressed with fairytale charm. The Garland Dancers are couples who dance with hoops of flowers at Aurora’s 16th birthday, and for the female of the pair, … Continue reading ?

Doomed Innocence

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Romeo and Juliet” American Ballet Theatre The Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 18, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams It was a long time coming, but Russian ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova, and her signature role of Juliet, finally made it to New York. Show More Summary

Keto: new activewear for The Australian Ballet

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Keto is a brand-new Australian dancewear label, created by Soloist of The Australian Ballet Jacob Sofer and his partner, designer Peggy Jackson. Today the company launches its very first collection, a capsule line of six pieces created exclusively for The … Continue reading ?

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