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Triple thrill

After a few thematically uneven mixed programmes, the Royal Ballet takes its summer leave from the Royal Opera House with… The post Triple thrill appeared first on The Spectator.

Mixing it

The term ‘fusion’ is a trendy one, which hints at the interaction of ingredients from different backgrounds in many areas… The post Mixing it appeared first on The Spectator.

Incomparable Verdi

Call me biased, but I believe that my illustrious compatriot Giuseppe Verdi composed ballet music like no one else. It… The post Incomparable Verdi appeared first on The Spectator.

The Royal Ballet

In its latest triple bill, the Royal Ballet pays tribute to three dance-makers who have marked distinctive epochs in its… The post The Royal Ballet appeared first on The Spectator.

Turning point

One of the intriguing components of The Most Incredible Thing, Javier De Frutos’s latest creation, is its structure. One of… The post Turning point appeared first on The Spectator.

ABT 6/1 mat & eve Le Corsaire: The ship is sinking

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Le Corsaire should be one of the highlights of ABT’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House and enjoy a packed house night after night after night. It is a fun-filled, pyrotechnics-filled, fantasy-filled fluff of a ballet that gives dancers...

It's Good to Be Queen

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, New York May 29,2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The final "A Midsummer Night's Dream", New York City Ballet's traditional salute to...Show More Summary

On Toward the next Decade

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Deep Field,” “Coat of Arms,” “Don’t Worry Baby” little seismic dance company Counterpulse San Francisco, CA May 26, 2016 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2016 With two premieres and a reprise from 2014, i.e. a solo, a duet and a quintet, company founder Katie Faulkner celebrated the tenth anniversary of her little seismic dance company. Show More Summary

Yuriko will be Giselle in Houston Ballet premiere

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

On June 9th, our Yuriko Kajiya will dance her signature role, Giselle, in the premiere performance of Stanton Welch's new production at Houston Ballet. Connor Walsh will be her Albrecht, Ian Casady will dance Hilarion and Katharine Precourt will dance...

observations 5-31

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

LFmg finals at the Met Never have we seen so many 3-point shots taken in a final – swish, swish, swish. Nothing but net all night long. And when it was all over, they raised the MVP, Stella Abrera, high...

Something Old, Something New

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Valse Fantaisie", "Confianza", "And So It Goes...", "Tessellations", "Spring Waters", "Suite Saint-Saëns" Joffrey Ballet Concert Group New York Live Arts New York, NY May 26, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The...Show More Summary

Burning

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Paul Taylor Dance Company “Arden Court”, “Beloved Renegade”, “Promethean Fire” Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC May 26, 2016 by George Jackson © 2016 by George Jackson Paul Taylor plays with the casual and the formal as if these were twin concepts and not opposite poles. Show More Summary

Bursting with Life

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Mercuric Tidings,” “Polaris,” and “Esplanade” Paul Taylor Dance Company Eisenhower Theater J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts May 25, 2016 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2016 by Alexandra Tomalonis Much contemporary choreography depends on novelty: here’s something new, push aside the old, it seems to be saying. Show More Summary

The Merry Widow

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 25, 2016 matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The Widow Simone's first entrance in Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée" is...Show More Summary

Cleaning Dances 101

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

  Competition and performance season seems to have a way on speaking up on us all. Inevitably, there is at least one dance that is just not ready to hit the stage. Here are some tools useful in cleaning dances. Try them during your next dance rehearsal. Show More Summary

Cock-a-doodle-do

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 24, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There was much to crow about in ABT's revival of Sir Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée", including the fact that after 13 long years ABT is finally dancing it again. Show More Summary

ABT - La Fille mal gardee 5/26 Playing with ribbons, tugging on heartstrings

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Ribbon Play enjoyed the height of its popularity in 19th century England when factory-made toys were mostly available only to the wealthy. Youngsters in the common classes played with toys made out of household items: clothespins became dolls, a broom...

Discussing Ekman’s CACTI with Stager Spenser Theberge

For this blog post we'll be talking one-on-one with Cacti's stager and freelance dancer-choreographer Spenser Theberge. Get ready to laugh and smile with us as we discuss the triumphs of staging this captivating ballet!

In My End Is My Beginning

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Pennsylvania Ballet “Serenade,” “Asphodel Meadows,” “Arch?va” Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA May 15, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel Even though the season had not finished, Pennsylvania Ballet’s “A Program...Show More Summary

Gala Fare

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

New York City Ballet Spring Gala “‘Rain’ from The Concert,” “American Rhapsody,” “Mothership,”“Concerto DSCH” David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 4, 2016 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2016 by Leigh Witchel It’s hard to imagine a dull version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Alas, Christopher Wheeldon showed us it was possible. Show More Summary

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