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How To Improvise Movement When You’ve Never Done It Before

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance improvisation is a requirement for some auditions. We've given tips on improv before but what if you have no tools or experience at all? Here's our crash course to help you successfully get through your first improv session.

NYCB – Chaconne in beautiful harmony 10/8

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

After getting a shot in the arm for flu season on Wednesday afternoon, Haglund proceeded to ensconce himself in a plush seat at New York City Ballet in the evening for what turned out to be another shot in the...

The sumptuous world of Peter Farmer

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

As those of you who recently saw La Bayadère would know, the renowned English designer Peter Farmer creates matchlessly luxurious décor for dance and theatre. Some of our most opulent ballets have Farmer costumes and sets, including Giselle. We’ll be … Continue reading ?

Morrisanian Mischief

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Minoi" and "Pati Pati" Black Grace "Variations for Two Couples" San Francisco Ballet "Two x Two" Russell Maliphant/Sadler's Wells London "Words" Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble Fall for Dance City Center, New York October...Show More Summary

Wardrobe V Pantry – Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our friends at Wardrobe V Pantry have created a gorgeous series based on our 2015 Season repertoire. They’ve juxtaposed each ballet with a sumptuous treat or moment from the dining table. Enjoy! Amber Scott and Adam Bull in Graeme Murphy’s … Continue reading ?

Ricardo Amarante at the Genée Ballet Competition

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

This year’s Genée International Ballet Competition took place in Antwerp, Belgium at the end of September. The prestigious competition, named after the Royal Academy... The post Ricardo Amarante at the Genée Ballet Competition appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

observations 10/8

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Only a couple of more chances to see Alexei Ratmansky's new Pictures at an Exhibition during the fall season at New York City Ballet – this Thursday and Saturday evening. Ratmansky may still be tinkering with the choreography. Either that,...

The Australian Ballet on the road: a history in pictures

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Since its inception, The Australian Ballet has had a gypsy soul. From its first tour in 1965 (a five-month extravaganza in which the dancers performed in an ancient temple and with Rudolf Nureyev, won the Grand Prix of the City … Continue reading ?

Houston Ballet - Giselle in Detroit 11/2

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We got our special license plates painted up, and put a little extra air in the tires. The Gisellemobile will be on the road again in November to see Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews as Giselle and Albrecht at the...

Petition to Live Stream Wendy Whelan’s Farewell Performance

On October 18, Wendy Whelan will end her 30-year career at New York City Ballet with a farewell performance. It sold out in minutes, and plenty of her fans won’t be able to watch in person. Over the weekend, a petition was … Continue reading ?

Indian Summer with Smuin

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Serenade for Strings," "Objects of Curiosity," "Frankie & Johnny" Smuin Ballet October 3, 2014 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2014 To tell the truth, it was with some trepidation that I considered Smuin Ballet's opening program of their new Untamed series. Show More Summary


3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Bharata Natyam Selections Shijith Nambiar’s Dancers & Dakshina Dance Company Auditorium University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC October 4, 2014 by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson From the late 1970s into the ‘80s the Washington dance scene experienced the so-called Spanish civil wars. Show More Summary

They're still talking about Stella Abrera's Giselle

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has published another crowning review of Stella Abrera's debut as Giselle opposite James Whiteside's Albrecht on September 19th as Typhoon Mario bore down on the city in an effort to disrupt Ballet Philippines 45th Anniversary Gala...

Alexei Ratmansky at the New York Public Library

This Wednesday, October 8, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who is the current Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet and Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre, will sit down with Paul Holdengräber to discuss his career. Get tickets here. The event is … Continue reading ?

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