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Forward to Ashton

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“After You,” “Monotones I and II,” “The Brahms-Haydn Variations” American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 21, 2015 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2015 by Michael Popkin A brand new Mark Morris ballet, plus the company premiere of a Frederick Ashton masterpiece. Show More Summary

Coloring in the Black and White

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“Concerto Barocco,” “Monumentum pro Gesuaido,” “Movements for Piano and Orchestra,” “Episodes,” “Four Temperaments” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 18, 2015 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015...Show More Summary

"Giselle" Cuban Style

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"Giselle"Silicon Valley Ballet San Jose Center for the Performing Arts San Jose, CA October 18, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright ©2015 by Rita Felciano Silicon Valley Ballet, the moniker under which the former Ballet San Jose is beginning...Show More Summary

Latin Flavors and Spices

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“Latin Heat” The Washington Ballet Eisenhower Theater? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts? Washington, D.C. October 15, 2015 by Ashley McKean copyright © by Ashley McKean The Washington Ballet opened its season with a feast of Latin flavors that showcased the versatility and passion of its dancers. Show More Summary

American as Apple Pie

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Americana x Five" "Ash, "Sonatas and Interludes,, "Tarantella," “R?d?,?: Four Dance Episodes,” "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 3, 2015 matinee by Carol Pardo copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo No weighty themes, no twelve tone score. Show More Summary

Good Even Better

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"First Fanfare," "Preludes and Fugues, "Second Fanfare," "Yowzie" Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA October 16, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 It's been twelve years since the Bay Area has seen any Twyla Tharp dances. Show More Summary

Youth Has Its Day

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"Harlequinade", "N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 17, 2015, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill New York City Ballet's Saturday matinee celebrated youth with...Show More Summary

Of Volume and Variety

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Velocity Dance Festival Harman Hall Washington, DC October 15 & evening October 17, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson The amazing amount of dance in and around Washington during October is attracting audiences. Velocity,...Show More Summary

Revisiting the Formula

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Shivastakam,” “Solo,” “Locomotor,” “Myelination” Nrityagram, San Francisco Ballet, Stephen Petronio Company, Dorrance Dance Fall for Dance, Program 4 City Center New York, NY October 8, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Fall for Dance is a study in contradictions. Show More Summary

The Last of Her Class

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Jennie Somogyi Farewell “Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3,” “Liebeslieder Walzer” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY October 11, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Jennie Somogyi began her career as a prodigy and ended it as a fighter. Show More Summary

Dance Notes

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Washington, DC October 6 –11, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George Jackson Dance on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stages makes me keenly aware of the conditions and mechanics of watching. Both of these stages (there’s a North stage and a South one) offer the viewer live as well as virtual scenes. Show More Summary

Welcoming the Santa Claus of Randomness

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“Match-Play” Rude Mechs & Deborah Hay New York Live Arts New York, NY October 8, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman “Match-Play” isn’t dance theater, despite its co-credit to Deborah Hay. It is dance-inflected theater. Show More Summary

Fall for Formula (One)

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“Allegro Brillante,” “Hapless Bizarre,” “Murder Ballades,” “Che Malambo” Miami City Ballet, Doug Elkins Choreography, etc., L.A. Dance Project, Che Malambo Fall for Dance, Program 1 City Center New York, NY October 6, 2015 by Leigh Witchel...Show More Summary

Pot Luck

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Eu danço—8 Solos no Geral", "Pheromones", "Maninyas", "Brandenburgs" Companhia Urbana de Dança, Fang-Yi Sheu and Herman Cornejo, Houston Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company Fall for Dance, Program 3 City Center New York, NY October 6,...Show More Summary

Mr. S. from Sydney Distinguished Guest Reviewer

H.H. has a frequent reader in Sydney, Australia who makes an annual trip to New York City each fall to enjoy the cultural offerings of our wonderful city. "Mr. S" always generously contributes to our conversation when he is here...

8 Ways To Overcome Stage Fright

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Don't let nerves, butterflies, anxieties or fear paralyze you. Use these strategies to calm the body and mind so that you can perform your best when you hit the stage.

ABT over the weekend

Fokine's Le Spectre de la Rose and Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, presented over the weekend by ABT, were made some 50 years apart to beautiful melodic music composed in the first half of the 19th Century. Both Weber’s Invitation to ...

Simone Messmer as Odette

OMG, Haglund needs his oxygen tank. Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald (click on each photo to enlarge) Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald Hector Gabino - El Nuevo Herald Simone's partner is Rainer Krensteller. This is from Opening Night....

The Green Table Death breathes new life into ABT

It had to have been pure coincidence. It had to have been. How could ABT have possibly scheduled so far in advance the opening performance of Kurt Jooss' timeless masterpiece, in which brainless and corrupt politicians blow their breath pointlessly...

ABT - Fall Season Opener 10/21

It would be easy to go overboard with the analysis of ABT’s Gala performance. We’ll do a little of that. But first let’s summarize at the top by saying that while the evening had its merits, the overall impression was...

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