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NYCB 5/15 – The pups are loose!

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Watching the young NYCB pups race on stage to run with the big dogs makes Haglund’s heart sing. In last night’s blistering and beautiful Symphony in C, Ashly Isaacs and Joseph Gordon tore through the Third Movement: Allegro Vivace with...

OMG STE-L-L-L-A!!!!

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Giselle, Saturday night opposite Shklyarov and Veronika!! I knew that my eyes weren't playing tricks on me, but now the casting has been changed back to the original casting. WTF? (15 mins later) Whew – so, now it's back the...

observations 5/15

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Is the ABT principal with the stress fracture going to dance on it or is she going to be replaced? Is McKenzie in a mad dash to bring in more guest artists to cover someone who is supposed to be...

Do I Have To Be In Shape To Start Taking Dance Class?

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Are you a teen or adult wanting to start dance classes? Find out if some physical preparation is needed before you enroll in your first dance lesson.

Anniversary Presents

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Les Sylphides", "Jardin aux Lilas", "Rodeo" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 13, 2015 matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill ABT is showing off a number of its early productions in the first week of its spring season in honor of its 75th anniversary. Show More Summary

ABT – Les Sylphides, Jardin aux Lilas, Rodeo 5/13 Mat

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

In his review of ABT’s opening night performance, the NYT’s Alastair Macaulay said that since 1977-78 he has been bewildered in his efforts to pin down what characterizes a correct or inspired Les Sylphides. He then fully illustrated his admitted...

FREE Performance at Miller Outdoor Theater – This weekend only!

By: Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Houston Ballet returned from its Canada tour ready to perform in Houston! The dancers are back in the studio preparing for this weekend’s three FREE performances of Giselle and Clear at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Here to express her excitement about performing Giselle for the first time is Principal Dancer Melody […]

ABT & NYCB 5/12 The thrill of the customized ballet evening

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Given the ballet offerings at Lincoln Center last night, Haglund would have expected to attend the most classical ballet La Sylphide with Herman Cornejo at ABT and then race across the plaza to watch Ashley Bouder tear through NYCB's Theme...

Dancing Across Generations

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Dwita Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts New York, NY April 25, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel To the western imagination, a mother-daughter performing team can conjure up Freudian nightmares: Mama Rose and Gypsy Rose Lee. Show More Summary

New Blog! Landgraf on Dance

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

A news note: Ilona Landgraf, who has been writing a danceviewtimes blog, primarily focused on European dance, now has an off-site blog: Landgraf on Dance http://www.ilona-landgraf.com/ Her typepad blog, with the same title, will remain on danceviewtimes, at least for awhile, as an Archive. Show More Summary

New Crop

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

The Royal Ballet School/American Ballet Theatre Studio Company The Ailey Citigroup Theater New York, NY April 22, 2015 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company once again hosted The Royal Ballet School for a shared program of short works that alternated showing each school’s latest crop of dancers. Show More Summary

observations 5/12

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Just want to remind everyone that some real ballerinas will be in control of Les Sylphides at Wednesday's matinee. Veronika Part, Stella Abrera, Sarah Lane along with Joseph Gorak will head the cast. These are the pros who McKenzie relegated...

"Cinderella" Up and Down

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Cinderella" Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley San Jose Center for the Performing Arts May 10, 2015 San Jose, CA by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2015 The children, moms and grannies, who spent Mother's Day with Cinderella as part of Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's last program this season, were certain they would have a good time. Show More Summary

Living a lie

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

"I was living a lie." "Were you a good liar?" "The best." And so began the conversation in this evening’s edition of CBS 60 Minutes which basically was an hour that focused on two professional liars and manipulators. The first,...

Danish Pastries

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Bournonville Divertissements", "La Sylphide" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 7, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill The New York City Ballet gala featured works by the 19th century Danish...Show More Summary

R&J--Good Night, Good Night

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Romeo and Juliet" San Francisco Ballet Program VIII War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA May 1 and 9, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2015 In 1994 at a Dance Critics Association-sponsored symposium on the occasion...Show More Summary

observations 5/9

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Get Ready, San Diego. New York City Ballet is coming your way. The company will appear at the beautiful San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, October 10th as part of the La Jolla Music Society's 2015-2016 season which was just...

Premiere 5/7NYCB's La Sylphide soars

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Pardon the sticky fingers, but Haglund woke up this morning with a hankering for homemade cinnamon Danish, probably the aftereffect of enjoying last night’s premiere of New York City Ballet’s new La Sylphide. We’re so proud to see NYCB take...

Love letters to Giselle

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Belle of the ballet world for almost two centuries, Giselle has an eternal charm. We asked Maina Gielgud, whose breathtaking production of the ballet we perform; our Artistic Director David McAllister; Principal Artist Amber Scott; and our Wardrobe Production Manager … Continue reading ?

observations 5/7

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We're plenty excited about the NYCB premiere of La Sylphide tonight. Those props had better behave themselves. All of the upcoming casts are fantastic: Hyltin & DeLuz, Bouder & Veyette, Peck & Garcia, and Lovette & Huxley. You know, Huxley...

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