"This Might Be True," "Eighty One," "User's Manual" Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley California Theatre San Jose, CA March 30, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2015 The second of this year's three programs by Ballet San...Show More Summary
Stella Abrera will be Calliope to Roberto Bolle's Apollo with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 27th, 28th and 29th in a program entitled Dudamel & Bolle. Devon Teuscher and Hee Seo will dance Polyhymnia...
Competition dance ends at 18 years old. At that point dancers make a choice to buy-in or let go to a different view of dance. How do we help them with the transition?
We ballet-goers may be the most self-deceiving audiences in theatre. Put a ‘new work’ in front of us and half of us go into conniptions because the classical palace is… Read more The post Monky business appeared first on The Spectat...
Spring is finally upon us, and it’s time to celebrate with a brand new Yumiko promo! We are giving away three gift certificates, one per... The post Yumiko Easter Promo appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
We’re counting down the days to this Saturday 4 April, when Hollywood actress Victoria Tennant (best known for her starring role in L.A. Story) will sit down with our artistic director in a special-event McAllister in Conversation. Victoria has written … Continue reading ?
If you want to know what’s so great about John Cranko’s choreography, look at the opening phrase of the final duet in Onegin (1965). The male dancer encircles the ballerina… Read more The post From Russia with love appeared first on The Spectator.
Last Wednesday two of the three live pooches that appeared in Pina Bausch’s Viktor did onstage what most dogs do when in a state of arousal. The incident, which elicited… Read more The post Tales of the city appeared first on The Spectator.
While most theatres brace themselves for the annual invasion of prancing Nutcrackers and flying snowmen, Sadler’s Wells offers something that is mercifully not as sugary. Never-ending love and magic kisses… Read more The post Bourne again appeared first on The Spectator.
Shadows and reflections have always triggered all sorts of fantasies. Theatre itself, in the words of many playwrights and theorists, is nothing but a game of shadows. Today, filmic and… Read more The post Me and my shadows appeared first on The Spectator.
Not many dance-makers have had their art celebrated in major, award-winning feature films. Pina Bausch has. Wim Wenders’s 2011 Pina and Rainer Hoffmann’s/Anna Linsel’s 2010 Dancing Dreams offered unique insights… Read more The post Unconditional love appeared first on The Spectator.
Artifact was the first work that the groundbreaking dance-maker William Forsythe created in 1984 for the legendary Ballet Frankfurt. It is, therefore, pure ‘vintage’ Forsythe, even though it is as… Read more The post Magic chemistry appeared first on The Spectator.
As someone who once raved about William Forsythe’s innovative approach to ballet and fondly admired his groundbreaking choreographic explorations, I felt let down by last week’s performance by his company… Read more The post Self styled appeared first on The Spectator.
Last Friday, ballet’s overcrowded aviary welcomed a new addition: Raven Girl. Sexy, sleek, troubled and troublesome, she is the creation of the bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger and Royal Ballet’s resident… Read more The post Losing the plot appeared first on The Spectator.
As far as memory serves, in my 46 years of being both in and at the ballet I have encountered only seven ballet adaptations of the Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and… Read more The post The end of innocence appeared first on The Spectator.
Last week, Sergei Polunin’s powerful entrance in Marguerite and Armand was saluted with a wave of electrically charged silence: not a cough, not a sound, all eyes glued to the… Read more The post Mixed blessings appeared first on The Spectator.