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ABT 6-3 MatLa Bayadere – the worship is gone

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund observed some glorious dancing in yesterday afternoon’s La Bayadere. He also observed that ABT has a principal ballerina who cannot accomplish a double pirouette even with three tries. How can double pirouette be an ongoing problem for a so-called...

Contemporary Dance Technique: Spiral Roll

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Spiral rolls are a smooth and safe way to get to the floor in contemporary dance technique. In our post, this roll to the floor is broken down with a list of fundamentals to practice and common mistakes to avoid.

observations 6-4

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This weekend members of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will be in Manhattan performing a little promo work in the windows of Saks Fifth Ave. They did this sort of thing earlier this year in Sarasota for the grand opening...

Her True Character

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Giselle” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 27, 2015, evening by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Xiomara Reyes, like Paloma Herrera, bade farewell to ABT in a beautifully danced "Giselle". Show More Summary

Consider the Lilies

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Giselle” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 27, 2015, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill There were lots of lilies the Wednesday afternoon Paloma Herrera gave her farewell performance in "Giselle", both in the ballet and on the stage afterwards. Show More Summary

Zodiac Costumer Designer – Eduardo Sicangco

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern   The stunning costumes and magical sets just appear for each performance, right? This thought might have crossed your mind a time or two but I am here to discuss the detailed thought process in the costume design process that took place for Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s world […]

The Tony Awards this SundayCBS-TV 8:00 PM EDT (1:00 AM Monday London)

Oh man, oh man, oh man. We are excited about this. An American in Paris - 12 nominations including: Robert Fairchild Leanne Cope Christopher Wheeldon Londoners: CBS will live-stream the program on its website. Hope it's not geo-blocked. You will...

Getting Dreamy at Jardin Tan

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

A fairy flits into the sylvan setting of Jardin Tan … The latest in the marriages of our Year of Beauty ballets with dishes created by the Vue de monde Group chefs is a symphony of greens … and spices! … Continue reading ?

The Dancers Company on tour

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Steven Heathcote, one of The Australian Ballet’s all-time greats, will be leading The Dancers Company’s tour of regional Australia this year. We got his thoughts on life on the road. What was your first encounter with The Dancers Company? I … Continue reading ?

Sorcerers' Apprentices

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

The DC Kirov Academy of Ballet on May 22, 2015 The Washington School of Ballet on May 24, 2015 The Washington Ballet Studio Company on May 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson Youth performances abound during the month of May due to the end of school semesters and training periods. Show More Summary

observations 6/2

Transparency and honesty would be nice, although it's never expected from ABT. Marcelo Gomes has intimated strongly that he's dancing Solor in a La Bayadere this week, but ABT has yet to put his name on the schedule. Natalia Osipova...

15 Ways To Prepare For Your First Year As A College Dance Major

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

If your plans for a career in dance include training in a college dance program, our list, "The Freshman Fifteen" offers valuable advice on what you can do to prepare right now.

ABT's CFO on Dr. Phil yesterday

Dr. Phil: So, Andy, how's that "Starve Strategy" working for you now? Mr. Taylor: It's William. Dr. Phil: Say wut? Mr. Taylor: My name is William. Dr. Phil: Oh, got it. William. How's that "Starve Strategy" that you were blabbing...


last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Giselle” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 28, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Not even an onstage injury could stop Natalia Osipova from delivering an extraordinary performance with Steven...Show More Summary

Hope Mohr's "Stay" and "Material"

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Stay," "The Material of Attention" Hope Mohr Dance ODC Theater San Francisco, CA May 28, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright by Rita Felciano, 2015 It's, perhaps, not surprising that Hope Mohr, a former student of Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown and Margaret Jenkins, brings a rigorous conceptual approach to her dance making. Show More Summary

ABT 5/29 & 5/30 matSleeping Beauty and other restorations

Friday was the official opening day for the observatory at the new One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, and Haglund was there among the masses who snaked along queues for nearly two hours before packing into an elevator that.....

Whelan’s Back

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Wendy Whelan/Restless Creature The Joyce Theater New York, NY May 27, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Wendy Whelan’s chamber dance project had a twist on the usual star vehicle: she didn’t just commission choreo-graphers to make her dances, she asked them to dance with her. Show More Summary

Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Bound,” “Ecsteriority4 (Part 2)” Dylan Crossman, Kimberly Bartosik Abrons Arts Center New York, NY May 23, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman In the latest installment of her eclectic “Travelogues” series at Abrons Arts, Laurie Uprich- ard chose a pair of works that both hover around themes of entrapment. Show More Summary

Foreign notes sing praises for Stella Abrera's Giselle

The former arts editor of the The Australian for ten years was in New York for Stella Abrera's ABT debut as Giselle. Deborah Jones witnessed Stella's debut with the Australian Ballet in the same role a couple of months ago....

ABT 5/27 Mat & EvePaloma & Xiomara retire with style

Of the three principal ballerinas retiring this season, one has retained nearly all of her technique but seemed to have lost some of her spirit along the way over the years, one lost nearly all of her technique but retained...

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