Dance educator, Heather Vaughn Southard, encourages tests that go beyond pencil, paper, and even presentation as she outlines ways to assess program philosophy, performance goals, teaching methods, class achievement, and individual student growth. Show More Summary
Thanks to Robin for alerting us that Argentina's Film and Arts TV has uploaded to its YouTube channel the TV special that it produced last year and which profiles Marcelo Gomes and Herman Cornejo. Mostly in Spanish and Portuguese, i...
It was one of those nights when you wished you could be in two places at once. While NYCB was presenting its Spring Gala at Lincoln Center, the newest production of On Your Toes starring Irina Dvorovenko and Joaquin De...
This elevates Irina Dvorovenko to Goddess/Heroine. Time Out New York: You need that nourishment. Irina Dvorovenko: Yes. In Russia, each ballet dancer was attached to a coach, and it was like having a mother in the ballet pretty much. So...
Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 1909 – 1929: When Art Danced with Music East Wing, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC May 7, 2013 by George Jackson copyright 2013 by George Jackson This morning the National Gallery gave a preview of its upcoming “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes”. Show More Summary
"Cinderella" Program VIII San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA May 3, 2013 by Rita Felciano Copyright © Rita Felciano, 2013 Christopher Wheeldon's San Francisco Ballet premiere, "Cinderella," a co-production with the Het National Ballet, was possibly the most anticipated program of the season. Show More Summary
"Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate" Emmanuèle Phuon Peter B. Lewis Theater, Guggenheim Museum New York, NY April 30, 2013 By Martha Sherman Copyright © 2013 by Martha Sherman It’s hard to watch the men-monkeys of "Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate" and not be convinced they are evolution's missing link. Show More Summary
"Who Cares?", "Ivesiana", "Tarantella", "Stars and Stripes" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York by Mary Cargill copyright © 2013 by Mary Cargill The 2013 New York city Ballet Spring Season opened on the anniversary...Show More Summary
"Petite Mort," "Le Jeune Homme et la Mort," "Etudes" Jiri Kylian, Roland Petit, Harald Lander English National Ballet London Coliseum London 18-21 April, 2013 by Judith Cruikshank copyright 2013 by Judith Cruikshank This was the first...Show More Summary
"Mixed Program" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Zellerbach Hall, Cal Performances Berkeley, CA April 23, 2013 by Rita Felciano Copyright © Rita Felciano, 2013 For years I have wondered how well the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...Show More Summary
"Everything You See" Vicky Shick Danspace Project New York, NY April 20, 2013 By Martha Sherman Copyright © 2013 by Martha Sherman With her carefully crafted movement, a large and beautiful cast of dancers, and a translucent dark scrim...Show More Summary
“Le Corsaire” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 12 & 14, 2013 by George Jackson copyright 2013 by George Jackson Kennedy Center during its four decades has now shown five different productions of “Corsaire” - not counting excerpts. Show More Summary
Program VII "Criss-Cross," "Francesca da Rimini," "Symphony in Three Movements," San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 11, 2013 by Rita Felciano Copyright Rita Felciano © 2013 In the penultimate line-up of its 80th season, Helgi Tomasson mixed his choices with a vengeance. Show More Summary
American Ballet Theatre "Symphony in C," "The Moor's Pavane," "Symphony #9" Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 9-10, 2013 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2013 by Alexandra Tomalonis Watching...Show More Summary
"La Bayadère" The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House, Covent Garden London 5 April 2013 by Judith Cruickshank copyright 2013 by Judith Cruickshank Poor Petipa. Later choreographers’ works are guarded fiercely, every step and every gesture preserved. Show More Summary
"Agon", "Black Swan Pas de Deux", "Far But Close", "Return" Dance Theatre of Harlem Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, New York April 11, 2013 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2013 by Mary Cargill The Dance Theatre of Harlem hare returned to New York, after a nearly nine-year hiatus due to budget problems. Show More Summary
Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company “Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?,” “Story/” The Joyce Theater April 2, 2013 By Michael Popkin Copyright 2013 © by Michael Popkin The second program of Bill T. Jones’ two week run at the Joyce, consisting of two new works, immediately pulled you into a poetic space and held you there. Show More Summary
"The Office", "A Wooden Tree", "Jenn and Spencer", "Crosswalk" Mark Morris Dance Group James and martha Duffy Performance Space Mark Morris Dancer Center Brooklyn, New York April 10, 2013 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2013 by Mary Cargill...Show More Summary
Program VI "Raymonda Act III," "Ibsen's House," "Symphonic Dances," San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 9, 2013 by Rita Felciano Copyright Rita Felciano © 2013 Taking a second or third look at previously...Show More Summary
From May 10 – 12 at 8pm, Houston Ballet celebrates Miller Theater’s 90th anniversary by performing three stellar works in three free performances. The evening will open with two short, dazzling pieces: the duet from the 19th century classic Flower Festival in Genzano and the exquisite classical set piece Grand Pas Classique, set to music by Daniel Auber [...]