The Bolshoi Ballet’s wunderkind ballerina Natalia Osipova defied received wisdom when, in 2012, she cast off from the great Moscow… See the full story of Double trouble on The Spectator.
Paradoxically, some ballet masterworks absolutely depend on tiptop performing to demonstrate how great they are. If they don’t get it,… See the full story of Moor four on The Spectator.
"Fusion", "Salome", "Fearful Symmetries" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 9, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2017 Two stars shine in Arthur Pita’s “Salome”, his first commission from...Show More Summary
“Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal),” “Ports of Call,” “Company B” Paul Taylor David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY March 8, 2017 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2017 by Martha Sherman It’s not easy to report disappointment in the new work of Paul Taylor, a true giant of dance in the 20th century. Show More Summary
"Pinocchio" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts March 11, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © by Denise Sum 2017 Advertised as "the perfect outing for march break", Will Tuckett's frenetic production of "Pinocchio" premiered on a frigid Saturday to an audience ready for a feel-good escape. Show More Summary
Winter Storm Stella is now only a few hours outside of the New York metro area. Is she really going to sock us in with snow and wind so that we can't get to Costa Mesa to see our own...
This week we are joined by Kathryn Morgan, former soloist with the New York City Ballet. Born and raised in Mobile Alabama, Kathryn moved to New York City in 2004 to train at the School of American Ballet to continue her ballet education. Show More Summary
“Airs," “Black Tuesday,” “Syzygy” Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Paul Taylor Dance Company David H. Koch Theater New York, New York March 7, 2016 By Carol Pardo Copyright © 2017 by Carol Pardo Five bucks doesn't buy much these days...Show More Summary
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s “Confluence” Korea National Contemporary Dance Company’s “Immixture” Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Washington, DC March 9, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson Two different approaches dealt with the demons of history and current reality. Show More Summary
Pennsylvania Ballet set sail its handsome new production of Le Corsaire last night at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music and, oh, what a voyage it was. Stylish swagger among the men, shimmering beauty among the women, pyrotechnical wizardry among everyone –...
“The Open Door," “Continuum,” “Brandenburgs” Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Paul Taylor Dance Company David H. Koch Theater New York, New York March 9, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin What a feast Thursday night’s Paul Taylor New York gala was. Show More Summary
"Stravinsky Violin Concerto," "Prodigal Son," "Diamonds San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 7, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano © 2017 Seeing an all Balanchine program is always a treat....Show More Summary
Are we ever psyched that the Mariinsky is bringing La Bayadere to the Kennedy Center during the 2017-18 season and Alicia Alonzo is bringing her Ballet Nacional de Cuba to perform both Giselle and Don Quixote! The KenCen seems to...
Thanks to the Haglund'eeler Rkb for sending us this mash-up of Angel Corella, age 23, and Sterling Baca, age 23, at precisely the same moment in Le Corsaire. We are so thrilled that our all-time favorite Ali, who burned with...
“Primitive Mysteries,” “Rust,” “Mosaic,” “Diversion of Angels” Martha Graham Dance Company The Joyce Theater New York, NY February 17, 2017 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams The Martha Graham Dance Company’s latest...Show More Summary
Join us as we share our last mixed repertory program of the season--Director’s Choice: Legends & Prodigy!
Today we are joined by Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet. After completing his training at the School of American Ballet, Peter became a member of the New York City Ballet in 1983 and was promoted in Principal in 1989. Show More Summary
“Giselle” The Washington Ballet Eisenhower Theater? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts? Washington, D.C. March 1, 2017 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2017 by Ashley McKean Change is in the air at the Washington Ballet: the troupe’s revival of “Giselle” revealed a transformed company and a new star. Show More Summary
“She Holds Out Her Hand,” “La Chatte Matamorphosée en Femme,” pas de deux from “Such Longing, ” “L’Après-midi d’un Faune,” “ “Tickling Titans (Parts II & III),” “Light Moving” New York Theatre Ballet New York Live Arts March 1, 2017Show More Summary
How time flies! It had been a while since we had last dropped by to photograph Ballet Black, so we jumped at the opportunity... The post Ballet Black in rehearsal: a photo gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.