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Arcadian Holiday

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sylvia" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill "Sylvia", with its luscious Delibes music, gloriously traditional sets and delicate and inventive Ashton...Show More Summary

ABT Sylvia 5/9"When a woman with a weapon needs luv..."

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

from Dolly Parton’s Songs I Wished I’d Sung album that went platinum in the 1970s, possibly, or not. That beauty with the bow and arrow, Sylvia, opened ABT’s 2016 spring season at the Met this evening. Unfortunately, she missed her....

Fiddlers Also Dance

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Voices” – 8 Works Glade Dance Collective Dance Place Washington, DC May 8, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Glade is a group mostly of women dancers. The one man featured was a guest artist - a musician who also moved. Show More Summary

Wingspans

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“In & Out,” “Gêmeos,” “Something Tangible,” “I Am The Road” Ailey II Ailey Citigroup Center New York, NY April 1, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams The “All New” program of four world premieres by Ailey II showed the company as an effectual incubator of impressive talent through its performers, if not the choreo- graphers. Show More Summary

Pearl Fishing

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Ballo Della Regina", "Kammermusik No. 2", "Vienna Waltzes" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 8, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The all-Balachine program opened with the pearl-hunting expedition of "Ballo Della Regina", continued with the male-dominated "Kammermusik No. Show More Summary

observations 5/8

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

According to Uruguay's El Pais and a 2014 culture consumption survey, 1 in 9 Uruguayans attended a ballet performance, 1 in 12 attended a folk dance performance, 1 in 18 attended a modern dance performance, and 1 in 43 attended...

NYCB 5/6 – Flying, flying by the seat of their pants, flying

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Last night at New York City Ballet, the dancers in Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes seemed to be navigating the winds mostly on instinct and observation. The final waltz from Der Rosenkavalier had fifty dancers on stage, half in white gowns with...

Power in Parallel

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“play, thing” Heather Kravas Chocolate Factory Long Island City, NY April 27, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman The cool symmetries in Heather Kravas’s “play, thing” were spread through the evening in layers of texture and movement, prodded along with crisp, smart disconnects. Show More Summary

NYCB – Spring Gala 5/4

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City Ballet’s 2016 Spring Gala last night at Lincoln Center honored Board Chairman Jay Fishman who now battles advanced ALS. Mr. Fishman attended and sat in the front row of the First Ring attached to a bulky respirator....

It is What it Is

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Onegin" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA April 30, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright @ 2106 San Francisco Ballet closed this season on a note of popular enthusiasm. Prolonged standing ovations greeted the...Show More Summary

observations 5/4

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We could not be more excited about the 5th week casting at NYCB. Lauren King debuts in the lead of Western Symphony opposite Chase Finlay (also debuting) on Thursday, May 19th. Brittany Pollock also debuts in the cast. On the...

observations 5/3

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Julio Bocca has agreed to return to the Ballet Nacional del Sodre after walking out for a month long breather. He's keeping the acting artistic director as a co-director and has acquired a company master to be another partner in...

NYCB 5/1 – Jewels

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Some of the tender azaleas in Damrosch Park next to New York City Ballet’s theater are beginning to tucker out after throwing beautiful blooms in their brief debut season. That’s okay. They’ll spend the rest of the season deepening their...

Back from the World

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“What Dreams May Come”, “Where Women Don’t Dance” Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance Dance Place Washington, DC April 30, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson A dozen years ago, a newcomer caught Washington’s dance eye. Intense, even...Show More Summary

16 Performance Habits That Guarantee A Great Show

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Backstage, every dancer must do their part to make sure a performance runs smoothly. These 16 behind-the-curtain habits should be as much a part of your routine as the choreography.

Renegade ballerina

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is the NYCB Rubies corps de ballet rehearsing today outside next to the theater. Everything was going splendidly until all of a sudden one ballerina went a little crazy and "pinked out" in a coloratura solo. It must be...

How To Prepare Yourself For Dancing On An Unfamiliar Stage

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When your first time on a new stage is to perform on it, it's hard to feel prepared. Here are four things dancers do to feel more comfortable before the show goes on.

Playing the Big Room

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Serenade,” “Heatscape,” “Viscera,” “Bourée Fantasque” ?Miami City Ballet ?David H. Koch Theater ?New York, New York ?April 13, 2016 (“Serenade”) and April 16, 2016 (matinee) by Michael Popkin? copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin Artists...Show More Summary

We have no words...

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Well, almost none, except for this: Angelin Preljocaj certainly knows how to make us listen to empty words. What an interesting, albeit challenging-to-sit-through performance at the Joyce Theater last Sunday when Ballet Preljocaj presented its final performance of Empty Moves....

One Old, One Not -- Both Fine

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Shostakovich" "Sand" Alonzo King Lines Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA April 21, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 It is rare in this country that a ballet company relies on the energy and talent of one creator. Show More Summary

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