“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 14, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Just in time for March break, Christopher Wheeldon’s...Show More Summary
"Incantations," "Son of Chamber Symphony," "Bells (Pas de Deux)," "Episode 31" Joffrey Ballet Zellerbach Hall, Cal Performances Berkeley, CA March 14, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 Much welcome to the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, that returned after only two years. Show More Summary
By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern One, two, three! One, two, three! Those are not only counts but also the number of ballets to be presented during Houston Ballet’s spring mixed repertory program “Modern Masters” from March 12-22, 2015. The program features George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato’s poignant Jardí Tancat, and Harald […]
When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.
“The Task of Doing”, “Caribou”, “Moonlight Parade (for Two)” Helen Simoneau Dance Dance Place Washington, DC March 15, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George Jackson In making movement, Helen Simoneau – a choreo- grapher from Quebec – usually uses a technique I’d call drawing sketchily. Show More Summary
This happened on Friday night. And what a spectacular event it was! Sure, it was only the opening of previews, but those are some of the absolute best, one of a kind performances on Broadway. Officially, An American in Paris...
Despite what may have been written recently in The New Yorker or earlier in the NYT, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is still Paul Taylor Dance Company. PTDC is now the main component of Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance, but...
Red velvet, warm light, a Parisian lilt to the air … and two delicate winged ghosts floating through it all. This week, to celebrate the opening of our Giselle season, we took two of our wilis to Shannon Bennett’s French-accented … Continue reading ?
When Giselle dies of a broken heart, the story’s not by any means over. In Act II of Giselle, she and Albrecht deepen their love as never before – despite the fact that she’s a woodland wraith. So what is … Continue reading ?
"Arden Court", "Sea Lark", "Esplanade" Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 11, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Last year, Paul Taylor announced a new approach to his company, adding other modern choreographers' works to his repertoire. Show More Summary
"The Man in Black", "Chroma", "Allegro Brillante", "Carousel (A Dance)" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada March 4, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum With the winter mixed program, The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) presented four varied works created between 1956 and 2010. Show More Summary
For much of the past year, McKenzie has knowingly over-relied on Hallberg getting back on stage in order to peddle tickets. Only when it became obvious to 99% of the buying public that he wouldn't be dancing did McKenzie finally...
SHAKESPEARE EN POINTE The Bard’s magical comedy, with its lovers and sprites, tiffs and crushes, is a natural for dance. ASHTON One of the greats of 20th-century ballet, Frederick Ashton almost single-handedly created the English classical style: playful, subtle and … Continue reading ?
“Fado, Rituals and Shadows” Vasco Wellenkamp’s Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo Terrace Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC March 10, 2015 by George Jackson copyright © 2015 by George...Show More Summary
In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet "extra" on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider's look at her experiences backstage during ABT's Romeo and Juliet.
"Voces, Suite Flamenca" Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras New York City Center New York, NY March 4, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams With a mix of traditional and modern styles, the U.S. premiere of Saras Baras’s new...Show More Summary
Having passed the mark of 1,000+ performances, Sir Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet is reported to be retiring this season, and... The post The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake: A Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image - and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.
Artistic Director Ashley Wheater Discusses Our Spring Program: New Works 4 New Works – Fresh, Physical, Unadorned New work is the life blood of any company. Whether the work is new to the company, a dancer, or to simply new the audience – it is an important part of the education of dance. Show More Summary
Moose and Haglund met on Thursday while sleeping overnight in the Minneapolis airport – much thanks to Delta. Moose was coming out of the gift shop as Haglund was going in. You may recognize this big fella as the former...