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The Bolshoi's overstuffed Le Corsaire

last monthDance / Ballet : Art's Place

(The Jardin Anime scene in the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. Photo by Damir Yusupov.) June 20 & 21 - The Bolshoi's new production of Le Corsaire, shown in Washington DC last week, is a reconstruction of the original 19th...Show More Summary

Natalia Osipova in ABT's La Sylphide

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(Natalia Osipova and Herman Cornejo at curtain call.) Wed, Jun 17 - Natalia Osipova was even better in tonight's La Sylphide than she was in Giselle on Saturday. Her jumps, as they were over the weekend, were still gasp-inducing, yet...Show More Summary

New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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(Photo: Paul Kolnik) Tues, Jun 16 - New York City Ballet concluded its spring season this year with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Based on the Shakespeare play of the same name, it is a light, early-summer creamsicle of a ballet. Show More Summary

ABT's Giselle with Natalia Osipova

last monthDance / Ballet : Art's Place

(Curtain call for American Ballet Theatre's Giselle, my photo.) Sat, Jun 13 - I really enjoyed tonight's performance of Giselle at American Ballet Theatre. The main attraction was guest star Natalia Osipova from the Bolshoi Ballet, dancing in the title role. Show More Summary

Liebeslieder Walzer at New York City Ballet

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(A 2004 photo of New York City Ballet in Liebeslieder Walzer, choreographedby George Balanchine. Photo by Paul Kolnik. ) It is hard to describe what exactly makes Liebeslieder Walzer such a beautiful work. It's not just a ballet, for even though there is plenty of dancing, the performance of the music is just as important. Show More Summary

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New York City Ballet: An all-Robbins program with Glass Pieces, The Cage, Other Dances and The Concert

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(The opening part of Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces. Photo by Paul Kolnik.) Thurs, June 11 - New York City Ballet performed an evening of all Jerome Robbins ballets tonight, and it was my first time seeing all four of these works (though I have read much about them over time). Show More Summary

Balanchine's Swan Lake and Robbins' Les Noces at New York City Ballet

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Sat, Jun 6 – Balanchine's version of Swan Lake, created in 1951, is the Balanchine's one-act distillation of the themes and dances from the traditional, evening-length Swan Lake. The full ballet's iconic choreography - mostly, Lev Ivanov's lakeside dances from Acts 2 and 4 - is filtered through Balanchine's own style with slight alterations. Show More Summary

Setting New Year Nutrition and Body Goals That Stick

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Healthy dancing goes beyond diet, exercise and willpower. Here's how to make sustainable and lasting changes to your dance life and your food plan.

(28) Francis Veyette on Summer Intensive Auditions

Francis Veyette danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 17 years, retiring in 2016. He performed a repertoire that ranged from the lead in Balanchine roles like ‘Square Dance’ and ‘Theme and Variations’, to Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’, to many original works by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan. Show More Summary

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