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ABT – The Kennedy CenterSwan Lake 1/29 matinee

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Washington DC – This is a town where conspiracies – real and imagined – abound. Today at the Kennedy Center (whose name is this country’s surname most laden with conspiracy theories), the town’s inhabitants fully related to and appreciated the...

If we wish for it, it will come . . .

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

and it IS!!! (Just not to NY.) Our decade long campaign of wishful thinking is about to pay off. Houston Ballet will become the first American company to present Kenneth MacMillan's masterpiece Mayerling. Oh my gosh. Imagine our Jared Matthews...

Consummation

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC January 26, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson The news is Devon Teuscher’s unscheduled debut as Odette and Odile in ABT’s familiar “Swan Lake”. Show More Summary

Esprit de Corps

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. January 25, 2017 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2017 by Ashley McKean American Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” is like a cherished, old pair of slippers: a bit soft, tattered around the edges, but with all the comforts of home. Show More Summary

NYCB – 1/28 matinee

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We're catching up on a few observations before reluctantly leaving this beloved sanctuary city for DC tomorrow to see the brand new Real McCOO in the early matinee - that’s the Real McCoy Odette/Odile, Devon Teuscher. Everyone should be careful...

Ballelt Blowing Hot & Cold

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Snow Queen" Finnish National Ballet Operaen, The Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen, Denmark January 28, 2017 by Alexander Meinertz copyright © Alexander Meinertz 2017 On the eve of Kenneth Greve’s tenure as artistic director of the...Show More Summary

High Energy

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Fearful Symmetries", "The Shimmering Asphalt", "The Times are Racing" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 26, 2017 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2017 by Mary Cargill For the past several years New York City...Show More Summary

The Blue Danube Reloaded

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"At the Beautiful Blue Danube" Austrian Cultural Forum Embassy of Austria Washington, DC January 25, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foremost waltz, Johann Strauss II’s “At the Beautiful Blue Danube”, the Austrian Embassy’s atrium was flooded with videofilms. Show More Summary

NYC Ballet 1/26Pop on pointe & in sneakers; Crystal Pepsi in the New Age of alternative bubbly ballet

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Who remembers Crystal Pepsi? Not many. More importantly, who remembers what it tasted like? Fewer. It never was the “clear alternative” to what everyone was drinking. It was a bad idea that a great company couldn’t let go of; even.....

First Program Three Surprises

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Haffner Symphony" "Fragile Vessels" "In the Countenance of Kings" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco, CA January 24, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2017 Four world premieres, in addition to three story ballets, are part of this year's SFB season. Show More Summary

Dancing Through the Night

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco Ballet Various Works War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 19, 2017 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano © 2017 Galas are splendid occasions for frivolity. The One Percent join dance lovers, giving us a chance to look at the gowns we wouldn’t be caught dead in and those we would adore having in our closet. Show More Summary

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