The inaugural performances of the Hudson River Dance Festival are this week! On Wed. 6/17 and Thu. 6/18 at 6:30 PM on the Great Lawn of Chelsea (Pier 63 @ 23rd Street) in Hudson River Park, this fabulous new annual...
“Impressing the Czar” Semperoper Ballett Semperoper Dresden, Germany June 5, 8, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel After more than two decades as William Forsythe the tanztheater choreo- grapher, William Forsythe the ballet maker is once again in heavy circulation. Show More Summary
“La Baydère” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 3, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams So much can be said in a span of two hours, particularly in the context of “La Bayadère,” that it is sad when the opportunity is wasted. Show More Summary
Were it not for the extraordinary dancing of Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo along with a few secondary players last night, this reconstruction of Sleeping Beauty would have seemed more like salvage. That's not to take anything away from salvage...
"Being and Nothingness", "Symphony #9", "Piano Concerto #1" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada May 30, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Is it possible to conveyShow More Summary
"The Sleeping Beauty" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 10, 2015, evening by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill At three plus hours, including two shortish intermissions, ABT's new "Sleeping...Show More Summary
Frederick Ashton’s The Dream was made to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth in 1964 and as homage to Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ashton zeroed in on the themes of love and magic, allowing him to … Continue reading ?
By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Knock knock? Who’s there… Houston Ballet! Houston Ballet will close its 14-15 season with the classic The Taming of the Shrew beginning June 11- 21, 2015. The Taming of the Shrew, is a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare’s perpetually battling lovers, Petruchio and Katherina, and of Petruchio’s determination to bend […]
Prior to the Royal Ballet's performance at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, June 24th, there will be a Dance Dialogue with Dame Monica Mason, former Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet, and David Pickering who is the RB's...
Walking Distance Dance Festival-SF Various companies ODC Theater, Studio B ODC Commons San Francisco, CA June 5-6, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright by Rita Felciano, 2015 ODC’s 4th Walking Distance Dance Festival – a two-day mini event...Show More Summary
If McKenzie is not bothered by the height differences between Cojocaru and Hallberg or Osipova and Hallberg, he should not be bothered by height differences between Sarah Lane and Marcelo Gomes or anyone else. Sarah knows the role of Juliet...
Dancers Harper Watters and Natalie Varnum, and HB's Marketing Manager Elizabeth Cleveland reveal the power of Instagram and show their savvy use of this growing platform.
Book review and interview with author Cherie Magnus about her memoir which chronicles her life as a young woman trying to make it as a dancer during the 1960's in Los Angeles.
Legs come and go in ballet and torches get passed, but, oh, 'twas an artfully arranged Passing of the Legs this weekend in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Forsooth, Maria Kowroski, who shall commence anon her maternity leave for several...
To Christopher Wheeldon for his Tony Award for Best Choreography in An American in Paris. He had one of the classier acceptance speeches, too:
To Lauren Lovette on her promotion to Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet! Saw her today in her ortho boot from her long-planned surgery. She looked fab in her chic short haircut. We'll update here if we hear of...
"The Sleeping Beauty" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 29, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Petipa, the father of classical ballet, choreographed "The Sleeping Beauty" in 1890, and this stupendous work has had a restless history at ABT. Show More Summary
“Up and Down” Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg New York City Center New York, NY May 22, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams How do you put psychology in dance form? For Boris Eifman, the recipe calls for one part of the Roaring Twenties setting, one part of psychological drama loosely based on F. Show More Summary
"Harlequinade (Ballabile des Enfants)", "William Tell (Pas de Deux)", "The Sleeping Beauty’ (Wedding Pas de Deux)", "Stars and Stripes (3rd Regiment: ‘Thunder and Gladiator’)", "Fanfare" School of American Ballet Peter J. Sharp Theater...Show More Summary
"A Streetcar Named Desire" The Scottish Ballet Opera House John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. May 28, 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis Sometimes, the more one does, the less it matters. Show More Summary