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"Beautiful Dreamer" "Divining" "Stone of Hope" Oakland Ballet Company Malonga Casquelourd Theater Oakland, CA April 15, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2016 The Oakland Ballet Company, under the artistic directorship of Graham Lustig since 2010, is trying to find its footing after long lost glories and several years of turmoil. Show More Summary

New Faces/New Works

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"Knightlife", "Third Wheels", "Libera!", "Danse Baroque", "Murmuration" American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Joyce Theater New York, NY April 15, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The 16-member Studio Company, augmented...Show More Summary

Miami City Ballet @ Lincoln Center 4/13-14-15

When a ballet company other than New York City Ballet performs a Balanchine work in New York, the reaction is usually “Ugh, why?” – except in the case of Miami City Ballet where the reaction is the equivalent of fashion’s...

Combining Barre & Burlesque: An Interview With CABARRET’s Creatrix

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

CABARRET combines ballet barre with a fitness twist and burlesque dance in one workout. Learn about the program's creatrix, Nicole LaBonde and the online teacher training program.

Alone. Together.

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Bound” by Steve Paxton performed by Jurij Konjar Solange MacArthur Studio Theater, American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland April 15, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson The title of Paxton’s solo for a male dancer is open ended. Show More Summary

Sea Change

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Miami City Ballet “A Midsummer Night's Dream” April 10, 2016 Broward Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel This is your chance to be disappointed or relieved. The advance...Show More Summary

Sisterhood

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Divertimento,” “When Love,” “Change,” “Coming Together.” Dance Theatre of Harlem New York City Center New York, NY April 9, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Thank heaven for Dance Theatre of Harlem. The troupe,...Show More Summary

Hello, I Must Be Going

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“Seven Sonatas,” “Other Dances,” “Duo Concertant,” “In Creases” Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier Paris, France April 2, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Benjamin Millepied’s tenure directing Paris Opera Ballet was brief enough that what should have been an introduction turned into a farewell. Show More Summary

Verona in Paris

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Roméo et Juliette” Opéra National de Paris Opéra Bastille Paris, France April 1, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel At 32 years of age, Rudolf Nureyev’s “Roméo et Juliette” (Romeo and Juliet) is comfortably older...Show More Summary

Bocca brewings 4/13

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is yet another reference to an offer by ABT to Julio Bocca in El Pais (second paragraph) in which the author advocates that Uruguay use Bocca's departure as an opportunity to build from within. Can't argue with that. A...

Miami City Ballet opens tonight

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund is quivering with excitement at the prospect of our own Simone Messmer debuting in the lead of Balanchine's Serenade when Miami City Ballet opens at Lincoln Center tonight. It is such a relief that this artist, who is an...

More (Almost) Just Dance

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Continuum," "In the Countenance of Kings," "Theme and Variations" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 7, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano If you had to stick a label on SFB's penultimate...Show More Summary

Director's Choice

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Roses," "Moves," "Symphony of Psalms" Juilliard Dances Repertory 2016 New York, NY March 23, 2016 by Carol Pardo copyright © 2016 by Carol Pardo Giving student dancers the opportunity to learn works made before they were born givesShow More Summary

Bocca brewings continued

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is an in depth article from Uruguay's El Telescopio that gives a thoughtful analysis and rundown of the matters that led Ballet Nacional Sodre to its present crisis. The writer cautions not to misread the Minister of Culture's reaction...

High Strung

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

High Strung, the movie that opened nationwide yesterday starring the former Mariinsky dancer Keenan Kampa, an American, and Nicholas Galitzine (The Beat Beneath My Feet - 2014), was a pleasant surprise. No violence, no blood, no one gets slapped or...

Bocca brewings

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Thanks to Haglund'eeler, NewYorkie, for sending us this link from the Uruguayan weekly newspaper that says after six years at the helm of BNS, Julio Bocca has been offered $1 million per year to run ABT. Let's hope that's true...

No Stories, Just Dance

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Prism," "Seven Sonatas" "Rush" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 5, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 Right before heading for the season finale with another "Onegin" at the end of this month, San Francisco Ballet is presenting two rep programs, each of which includes a new work to the company. Show More Summary

SODRE Board backs Bocca

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Still far from over, but definitely on the right track, it seems. Uruguay's El Pais reports that in the past few hours, the institutional board of directors of SODRE which controls Uruguay's national ballet, symphony orchestra, choral group, and chamber...

Eclectically Bound

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Polaris,” “Also Playing,” “Esplanade” Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 20, 2016 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams Dancing three very different works, Paul Taylor’s company presented an eclectic program that informed, amused and delighted. Show More Summary

Flamenco, With Cautious Variations

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Flamenco, With Cautious Variations Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe The Joyce Theater New York, NY March 22, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams Juan Siddi presented his recently formed company’s New York debut with a statement about his creativity and his skill. Show More Summary

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