Next door to the Brooklyn Roasting Company on Jay Street, brave and original work is brewing at the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet – brave, original, often interesting, and executed with commanding performances by the dancers. Even if you are not particularly...
San Francisco Ballet Program V "Dances at a Gathering" and "Swimmer" War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 16, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 In cooking you are supposed to provide sets of flavor that contrast with, yet complement, each other for a satisfying meal. Show More Summary
It may be too early to cheer, but it looks like Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center is finally being returned to The People. Haglund observed a big load-in of trees and shrubs this week. The best news of all –...
“Mercuric Tidings,” “Dilly Dilly,” “Esplanade” Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 15, 2016 by Leigh Witchel © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Paul Taylor once again threw an anti-gala for his company’s opening night at Lincoln Center. Show More Summary
Haglund is a happy Irishman today after enjoying two straight days of the Paul Taylor Dance Company which just opened its season at Lincoln Center. Two years ago, Taylor tweaked his company so that there is now an umbrella organization,...
You revisit an old love with wariness. Time’s passed for both of you — sharp edges have been smoothed, and… The post Second thoughts appeared first on The Spectator.
“Improvisao” Farruquito New York City Center New York, NY March 10, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams The New York audience hasn’t seen him in 13 years, but from the first tap of his foot Farruquito did everything to make those in the hall glad they came to witness his return. Show More Summary
Young dancers need help learning how to connect breath to movement. Here are 4 ways dance teachers can encourage this development in dance class.
"L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato" Mark Morris Dance Group Zellerbach Hall, Cal Performances Berkeley, CA March 11, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 One of the great satisfactions of live dance is seeing how a piece changes on repeated viewings. Show More Summary
“The Friar’s Tale”, “Stolen Moments” Excerpt, “Rachmaninoff Rhapsody” Richmond Ballet II Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, Virginia March 12, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson It takes all ten dancers...Show More Summary
Dancers and thriller fans will appreciate the twists in "Dark Turns," a new novel by Cate Holahan, whose research on ballet went inside the dance studio.
“Carmen Suite,” “Woman in a Room” Mariinsky Ballet BAM Howard Gilman Opera House February 27, 2016 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams Mariinsky Ballet’s visit to New York this winter was incredibly short and focused,...Show More Summary
Platform 2016: “A Body in Places” Eiko Danspace Project New York, NY February 17 – March 23, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Eiko Otake, half of the long-admired duo, Eiko and Koma, is dancing by herself this...Show More Summary
"Ride the Culture Loop", "We Remember", "Steps of Silence", "Kurt Weill" Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble The Theater at the 14th Street Y New York, NY March 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill "Theater" is listedShow More Summary
Seems every dancer's doing it but what is the purpose and value in using a foam roller? And, should you be doing it too? Here's the 411 on fascia and foam rolling.
"Coppélia" San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA March 8, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 These are dark and stormy days. It was much more enjoyable to watch "Coppélia", that life-affirming...Show More Summary
This is an especially exciting program featuring three ballets which are Houston Ballet premieres, as well as one esteemed choreographer making his Houston Ballet debut. Today, we will discuss Jirí Kylián’s Wings of Wax and Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929. This visual glossary for Wings of Wax and Dyad 1929 will help to familiarize you with these works.
Pennsylvania Ballet winds up its season of Angel Corella's new Don Quixote this weekend. If you haven't seen it, try to get to this fine production. It's too bad that the company is unable to bring it to NYC at...
Someone at the Kennedy Center has a wicked, devilish sense of humor, and we salute whoever it is. Here's a screenshot from this afternoon of ABT's page on the KC website for its January 2017 run of Swan Lakes. It...
"Raymonda" The Mariinsky Ballet The Opera House The JFK Center for the Performing Arts February 28, 2016 (matinee) by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2016 by Alexandra Tomalonis The Mariinsky Ballet showed why it has long been one of the...Show More Summary