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4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Romeo and Juliet” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 20, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Misty Copeland and Joseph Gorak are both news; Gorak for his extra-ordinary technique, Copeland even more so for her promotion yesterday as the first African-American principal of American Ballet Theatre. Show More Summary

From River to Shining River

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River to River 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council New York, NY June 18-28, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman Summer in New York City was welcomed back in a now treasured annual ritual, as the River to River festival returned downtown. Show More Summary

Monotones II and Space-Age chic

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Made in 1965, inspired by space travel and featuring sleek white costumes topped by domed helmets, Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II belongs to an age infatuated with the interplanetary. As we gear up for our last performances of this poetic ballet, … Continue reading ?

Boost Your Dance Rehearsal Efficiency

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Choreographers, avoid the frustration of unproductive dance rehearsals so that you can focus on the creative heart of dancing. These tips will give you more control and help you make the most of your practice time.

Stella !!!!!!!

Finally, some respect. Such great news! Our new Principal, Stella Abrera. Tom Forster and Luciana Paris have been long overdue promotions to soloist, as well. Skylar Brandt, Cassandra Trenary, Arron Scott - all fine choices, too. Misty Copeland, well, let's...

The Royal Ballet – Weekend rep program 6/27-28

When Carlos Acosta retires next season, we hope that the Royal Ballet will: 1) livestream the event worldwide for free, 2) figure out a way to set up a jumbotron in Havana so that the Cubans can watch, and 3)...

The Mechanics of Being Human

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"ROBOT" Blanka Li and Dancers BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Brooklyn, NY June 11, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams If you ever wondered what kind of future it would be where robots are ubiquitous, Blanca Li’s “ROBOT” can suggest only one answer: a funny and entertaining one. Show More Summary

Concepts and Struggle

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“4 Men in Suits”, “Wild Swans”, “Arranged”, “SI”, “Time Has Come” Chamber Dance Project – dancers and musicians The Lansburgh Theater Washington, DC June 26, 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson To plan a five day season of...Show More Summary

Royal Ballet – Song of the Earth, The Dream 6/26

Gustav Mahler’s music has the ability to re-open the wounds of the listener’s soul and make them feel like fresh cuts. A ritardando passage of Mahler's flute notes can slow one’s breathing, cause the throat to tighten, and lower one...

Well Met by Moonlight

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Dream", "Song of the Earth" The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 24, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill The Royal Ballet made a rare appearance in New York, opening their brief season with works by their two knights, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. Show More Summary

observations 6-26

We received a report on the Dame Monica Mason event that was held at Lincoln Center last Wednesday afternoon. Thanks much to Ellen for the comments which we've pulled up from beneath the original post: Here are some of the...

Two Lives are “Off Balance” in Terez Mertes Rose’s New Book

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Often in the YA category, many ballet novels revolve around youthful concerns. But nuanced storytelling makes "Off Balance," by Terez Mertes Rose a great read for adults who love books and books about dance.

Three by Zvi

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Escher/Bacon/Rothko ZviDance New York Live Arts June 25, 2015 By Tom Phillips Copyright 2015 by Tom Phillips Modern Dance and Modern Art grew up together, and each divided into a myriad of separate streams. Choreographer Zvi Gotheiner...Show More Summary

ABT Swan LakeVeronika takes flight – 6/24 Evening

Every year it seems that we depend on Veronika Part’s Swan Lake to save us from so much misery in ABT's season. Not only did she save us again last night, but she gave us new reason not to jump...

Dancing in the Dark

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Obsessions: “Adagio & Scherzo”, “Rite of Spring”, “Moving Rooms” Polish National Ballet Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 23, 2015 by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson The...Show More Summary

The Royal Ballet Gala - The Dream 6/23

Thoughts strayed to another Puck tonight at the Royal Ballet’s Gala performance of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. Albert Evans, who for many years danced a brilliant and unmatched Puck in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the same theater, passed...

Jazz Dance Legend: Frank Hatchett

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Think you know everything there is to know about Frank Hatchett? Think again. From dancer to teacher, choreographer to mentor, this jazz dance legend left an impact that will not be forgotten.

The Social Promotion of Misty Copeland

The pushing forward of Misty Copeland to the next level when she has failed to master the skills required at the current level and may never be able to master them would be Social Promotion at its most flagrant. ABT...

observations 6-21

It seems that the "star power" of Maria Kochetkova is dragging down sales to Herman Cornejo's Swan Lake. Haglund knows people who would like to see Herman but are staying away because of the unappetizing guest artist who not only...

Jared Matthews promoted to principal dancer

This is great, great news. So very deserved. Houston Ballet: Well done!! Congratulations to one of our most favorite home grown talents ever. Here are Jared and Yuriko as Romeo and Juliet. What a shame to have been denied this...

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