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Beating the Dead Horse

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Pictures at an Exhibition,” “R?d?, ?: Four Dance Episodes,” “Mercurial Manoeuvres” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York February 4, 2015 by Michael Popkin copyright © 2015 by Michael Popkin Justin Peck’s latest...Show More Summary

observations 2/5

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Guest dancer Denys Nedak has been needlessly imported by ABT to be Paloma Herrera's partner during the premiere week of Sleeping Beauty in Orange County in March. What a shame ABT wouldn't give Alex Hammoudi the opportunity. He always succeeds...

NYCB – New Combinations 2/4

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We can imagine Peter Martins tactfully saying to Justin Peck, “This may not be a good idea” when Peck proposed to choreograph a ballet to Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo that was composed specifically for and uniquely suited to Agnes De Mille’s...

Nijinsky Comes Home

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Le Sacre du printemps," "Le Spectre de la Rose," "The Swan," "Paquita Grand Pas" The Mariinsky Ballet JF Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC January 27, 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright © 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis...Show More Summary

Ceremonial and Free

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Symphonic Dances,” “The Cage,” “Andantino,” “Cortège Hongrois” New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 30, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Besides the music composers’ national origin,...Show More Summary

An Interview With DNB Principal Maia Makhateli

2 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Maia Makhateli, principal with the Dutch National Ballet, comes from a true dance family. Her father runs a ballet school in the United States and... The post An Interview With DNB Principal Maia Makhateli appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Family Drama and Ballet Dreams at the Heart of YA Novel, Wish

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother's alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.

Sunshine and Shadow

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Donizetti Variations", "La Valse", "Chaconne" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY January 28, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill The New York City Ballet's intriguing program showcased three takes on Balanchine's views of romance, each featuring a central couple surrounded by formal corps patterns. Show More Summary

Love Triumphs--Sort Of

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco Ballet Program II "Giselle" War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 29, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © by Rita Felciano 2015 There is a reason that Helgi Tomasson's 1999 take on "Giselle" is returning after only one year. Show More Summary

Foot Care for Modern Dancers

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The feet of barefoot modern dancers can be every bit as gross as those of a ballerina. Find out how to relieve soreness and care for your calluses, skin splits, even floor burn.

observations 2/2

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Best Super Bowl commercial featured the handsome Ballet Arizona in a 30-second spot for First National Bank of Arizona. –––––––––– Thanks to the sharp-eyed Haglund'eeler, Dave, who alerted us to this Day in Her Life feature in Elle (on line)...

NYCB – A Standard Setting Afternoon – 1/31 mat

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

During Symphony in C at Saturday’s matinee, it appeared that much of the audience might die from happiness. People were gasping and shaking their heads in disbelief as Ashley Bouder illuminated one musical phrase after another with such clarity and...

NYCB 1/29 Concerto Broke-oh & The Goldberg Variations

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City Ballet’s All Bach program of Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Jerome Robbins’ The Goldberg Variations opened last evening with a mix of inspired and flat dancing. Concerto Barocco, which was led by Sara Mearns, Teresa Reichlen, and Ask...

observations 1/30

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT slipped another guest artist's name into the spring Met schedule without even so much as a whisper of an announcement. Denys Nedak will dance in Veronika Part's La Bayadere. Still unannounced are The Poet in two Les Sylphides at...

Something for Everyone

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco Ballet Program 1 "Serenade," "Raku", "Lambarena" War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA January 27, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 Why not start a new season with the best of the best, follow it...Show More Summary

Great love triangles

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

It’s a tale as old as time: love the one you’re not with. Great love triangles appear again and again in movies, books and tabloids for one simple reason: they create instant conflict and drama. Will true love win out? … Continue reading ?

New Flocks, New Tricks

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake” Mariinsky Ballet BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Brooklyn, NY January 22, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Fielding a leading cast of two imports, the Mariinsky Ballet showed points of departure and a sense of new direction against the backdrop of its iconic tradition. Show More Summary

Important Dates for a Dancer’s Calendar

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.

Mind Mechanics

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

American Realness Festival Abrons Arts Center New York, NY January 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman Ben Pryor, founder and curator of the American Realness Festival, makes no secret and needs no excuse for his edgy taste in dance and performance art. Show More Summary

observations 1/28

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

According to Sputnik news source, this week the Mariinsky Ballet will discuss with the Kennedy Center the programing plans for its 2016 visit which Yury Fateev said would occur around the same time next year. He said that there is.....

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