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The Royal Ballet Gala - The Dream 6/23

Thoughts strayed to another Puck tonight at the Royal Ballet’s Gala performance of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. Albert Evans, who for many years danced a brilliant and unmatched Puck in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the same theater, passed...

Jazz Dance Legend: Frank Hatchett

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Think you know everything there is to know about Frank Hatchett? Think again. From dancer to teacher, choreographer to mentor, this jazz dance legend left an impact that will not be forgotten.

The Social Promotion of Misty Copeland

The pushing forward of Misty Copeland to the next level when she has failed to master the skills required at the current level and may never be able to master them would be Social Promotion at its most flagrant. ABT...

observations 6-21

It seems that the "star power" of Maria Kochetkova is dragging down sales to Herman Cornejo's Swan Lake. Haglund knows people who would like to see Herman but are staying away because of the unappetizing guest artist who not only...

Jared Matthews promoted to principal dancer

This is great, great news. So very deserved. Houston Ballet: Well done!! Congratulations to one of our most favorite home grown talents ever. Here are Jared and Yuriko as Romeo and Juliet. What a shame to have been denied this...

A Prince is Born

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Sleeping Beauty" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 10, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Rudolf Nureyev's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" has been a cornerstone of the National Ballet of Canada's repetoire since 1972. Show More Summary

Cinderella’s date with the Lui Bar

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our latest heavenly match with the chefs of the Vue de monde group takes it sky high – to the top of the Rialto Building and the gleaming golds and glittering views of Shannon Bennett’s Lui Bar. It’s opening night … Continue reading...

Start-Up Stories: The Multi-Disciplinary Arts Program

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Former contributor, Roger Lee shares why he's starting a multi-disciplinary arts training center for youth in Philadelphia, how he's marketing it, and how he's balancing it with the direction of his dance company.

Skip the wrapping and ribbon

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Rachel Moore's present to ABT on its 75th Anniversary is to bail out on the declining institution. Now if we could only get the same present from her mate on the artistic side. The LA Music Center has hired ABT's...

Take Your Ballroom Dancing W.E.S.T.

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballroom pro-am competitor, the Girl with the Tree Tattoo shares what she's learned about the elements of dance – the concepts of weight, energy, space, and time – and how these dynamics apply in partner dance.

First glimpse: The Lilac Fairy

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty must have a spectacular design. For David McAllister’s Beauty, we are lucky enough to have the acclaimed Gabriela Tylesova creating the sets and costumes. Here is a sneak peek of the magical tutu … Continue reading ?

The Sleeping Beauty: On the page

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

When David McAllister thought about a designer for his new production of The Sleeping Beauty, Gabriela Tylesova was his dream choice. She has realised his vision for the ballet with her characteristic blend of the bold and the fanciful – … Continue reading ?

See the Music

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Lydia Johnson Dance "Barretts Mill Road: A Remembrance", "What Counts", "Untitled Bach", "Giving Way" The Ailey Citigroup Theater New York, NY June 11, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Finances being what they are, Lydia Johnson's small company danced to recorded music. Show More Summary

A Sancho Panza of a Production

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Don Quixote” The Royal Ballet Opera House The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 13, 2015 evening by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson It is much too casually that we dismiss the Don from the ballet “Don Quixote”. Show More Summary

observations 6-14

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

There is plenty of progress on our new Culture Shed in the Hudson Yards District on the West Side of Manhattan! (Click on image to enlarge.) Applause for New York's construction workers for whom Sunday is just another work day....

Birds in Flight

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Ruptured Horizon” Anna Sperber Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center New York, NY June 10, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman Gina Gibney’s stark, bright re-creation of the performance space at theShow More Summary

The Royal Ballet's Dispiriting "Don Quixote"

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" The Royal Ballet Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 9, 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis It seemed odd for The Royal Ballet, known and loved...Show More Summary

Bay Area Plus Artists on the Waterfront

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco International Arts Festival Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA May 21-June 8, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano, 2015 No program during the 12th San Francisco International Arts Festival (May 21-June 8) represented...Show More Summary

PTDC, Parsons Dance, Ballet Hispanico @ Pier 63

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The inaugural performances of the Hudson River Dance Festival are this week! On Wed. 6/17 and Thu. 6/18 at 6:30 PM on the Great Lawn of Chelsea (Pier 63 @ 23rd Street) in Hudson River Park, this fabulous new annual...

Ballet Billy is Back

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Impressing the Czar” Semperoper Ballett Semperoper Dresden, Germany June 5, 8, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel After more than two decades as William Forsythe the tanztheater choreo- grapher, William Forsythe the ballet maker is once again in heavy circulation. Show More Summary

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