Keto is a brand-new Australian dancewear label, created by Soloist of The Australian Ballet Jacob Sofer and his partner, designer Peggy Jackson. Today the company launches its very first collection, a capsule line of six pieces created exclusively for The … Continue reading ?
“Infra,” Divertissements, “The Age of Anxiety” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 27, 2015, evening by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Once you’ve hooked them with the classics, pitch the new stuff. Following...Show More Summary
SPF8 B'Way Theater at ODC San Francisco, CA July 8, 2015 San Francisco, CA by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2015 The Bay Area for some time has claimed to be home to the second largest dance community in the country. Whether...Show More Summary
"The Peony Pavilion" The National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 8, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill "The Peony Pavilion" was written in 1598 and the love story, basically a mixture of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Orpheus and Eurydice," is a mainstay of Chinese opera. Show More Summary
Lee Christofis investigates the unique genius behind some of the best-loved versions of ballet’s classic scores. The name of John Lanchbery OBE (1922 – 2003) has been inextricably linked with The Australian Ballet since 1970, the year he conducted the … Continue reading ?
“The Dream,” “Song of the Earth” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 26, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel In a tough market, bring out your house specialties. For the first program of its New York engagement,...Show More Summary
New York City Ballet will help launch this new series with a nationwide cinema encore presentation of The Nutcracker which was originally broadcast in 2011 on PBS. Cinema tickets officially go on sale tomorrow nationwide on the Fathom Events website...
"Chroma", "Grace", "Takedeme", "Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 16, 2015 By Carol Pardo Copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo aVariety of the repertory, quality of the dancers, changes...Show More Summary
Find out why oral anesthetic and dental floss are must-haves as you pack your dance bag for performance week or a summer intensive. Their uses might surprise you!
Several years ago when ABT was trying to enforce a disciplined dynamic pricing model, they preferred to have empty seats rather than sell them at a reduced price. So they had empty seats – lots of them. And people talked...
In Giselle, the heroine’s love of dancing is seen as a threat to her poor health. However, in the 19th century, it wasn’t only the weak of heart that were thought to endanger their lives through too much indulgence in … Continue reading ?
Laura Peterson's latest visionary X-ray of history
Wednesday’s matinee performance of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella was luxurious casting of such refined elegance and understated beauty that it felt like we had our very own little Royal Ballet on stage. Stella Abrera as Cinderella, Joseph Gorak as The Prince,...
And soon, may we please see another "Aurora" Abrera!
It’s a comfort that the creation of a new ballet inspired by French court entertainment can still happen in the amnesiac ballet country that Britain has become. The idea of… Read more The post Dying of the light appeared first on The Spectator.
As we approach our last performances of Giselle for 2015, we thought we’d revist Robert le diable and the sensual nuns that inspired the Romantic era’s battalions of ghostly women. Ghostly women dressed in white, their heads veiled and their … Continue reading ?
"Cinderella" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 29, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill ABT's final week is devoted to Sir Frederick Ashton's "Cinderella", a glorious combination of lyricism, virtuosity and comedy, both high and low. Show More Summary
“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
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
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 ?