“Keep,” “The Accidental,” “Grace Action” Pennsylvania Ballet The Joyce Theater New York, NY March 30, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams Change is the essence of creative being, and Pennsylvania Ballet showed that...Show More Summary
“Prague – New York Effects” Petr Zuska and Jen Shyu West Garden Court National Gallery of Art Washington, DC April 23, 2016 at 2 PM by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Although it is crammed with art, The National Gallery provides spaces in which visitors can rest their eyes. Show More Summary
“Night Journey,” “AXE,”“Inner Resources,”“Cave of the Heart” Martha Graham Dance Company City Center New York, NY April 14, 2016 by Leigh Witchel © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Opening night of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s season was a sandwich of two of her outsized Greek tragedies as bread and two premieres as filling. Show More Summary
“Clap Hands” Jen Rosenblit Invisible Dog Center Brooklyn, NY April 20, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Jen Rosenblit is a force of nature. Her work and her presence plumb something primordial. In "Clap Hands,"...Show More Summary
Performance photos are prohibited at NYCB, but we couldn’t resist snapping a pic of the Rubies Corps de Ballet warming up next to the theater prior to last night’s performance of Jewels. Look at these beauties. This young Corps de.....
Yesterday was Earth Day. Spawned in 1970 during a time of energy shortages and high pollution, Earth Day became a way for enlightened citizens of all ages to collectively demonstrate a commitment to support, protect, and honor the environment. It...
“Another Spell” Vicky Shick and Dancers Danspace Project New York, NY April 15, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Vicky Shick’s “Another Spell” was the kind of enchanting nonsense that might make up a post-modern “Alice in Wonderland” – if Alice grew up and wrote the story herself. Show More Summary
"Beautiful Dreamer" "Divining" "Stone of Hope" Oakland Ballet Company Malonga Casquelourd Theater Oakland, CA April 15, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2016 The Oakland Ballet Company, under the artistic directorship of Graham Lustig since 2010, is trying to find its footing after long lost glories and several years of turmoil. Show More Summary
"Knightlife", "Third Wheels", "Libera!", "Danse Baroque", "Murmuration" American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Joyce Theater New York, NY April 15, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The 16-member Studio Company, augmented...Show More Summary
When a ballet company other than New York City Ballet performs a Balanchine work in New York, the reaction is usually “Ugh, why?” – except in the case of Miami City Ballet where the reaction is the equivalent of fashion’s...
CABARRET combines ballet barre with a fitness twist and burlesque dance in one workout. Learn about the program's creatrix, Nicole LaBonde and the online teacher training program.
“Bound” by Steve Paxton performed by Jurij Konjar Solange MacArthur Studio Theater, American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland April 15, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson The title of Paxton’s solo for a male dancer is open ended. Show More Summary
Miami City Ballet “A Midsummer Night's Dream” April 10, 2016 Broward Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel This is your chance to be disappointed or relieved. The advance...Show More Summary
“Divertimento,” “When Love,” “Change,” “Coming Together.” Dance Theatre of Harlem New York City Center New York, NY April 9, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Thank heaven for Dance Theatre of Harlem. The troupe,...Show More Summary
“Seven Sonatas,” “Other Dances,” “Duo Concertant,” “In Creases” Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier Paris, France April 2, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Benjamin Millepied’s tenure directing Paris Opera Ballet was brief enough that what should have been an introduction turned into a farewell. Show More Summary
“Roméo et Juliette” Opéra National de Paris Opéra Bastille Paris, France April 1, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel At 32 years of age, Rudolf Nureyev’s “Roméo et Juliette” (Romeo and Juliet) is comfortably older...Show More Summary
Here is yet another reference to an offer by ABT to Julio Bocca in El Pais (second paragraph) in which the author advocates that Uruguay use Bocca's departure as an opportunity to build from within. Can't argue with that. A...
Haglund is quivering with excitement at the prospect of our own Simone Messmer debuting in the lead of Balanchine's Serenade when Miami City Ballet opens at Lincoln Center tonight. It is such a relief that this artist, who is an...
"Continuum," "In the Countenance of Kings," "Theme and Variations" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 7, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano If you had to stick a label on SFB's penultimate...Show More Summary
"Roses," "Moves," "Symphony of Psalms" Juilliard Dances Repertory 2016 New York, NY March 23, 2016 by Carol Pardo copyright © 2016 by Carol Pardo Giving student dancers the opportunity to learn works made before they were born givesShow More Summary