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When Challenging Advanced Dancers Presents Challenges

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Heather works through the challenges of working with "advanced dancers" as she encourages high school company dancers, who feel pressure to perform and meet expectations, to move and think outside their comfort zones.

Elton John, Dance, & Canada: What do they have in common?

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern “She’s got electric boots, a Mohair suit… Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets!” You might be wondering why I am singing Bennie and the Jets, that’s not ballet. If you enjoy Elton John and dancing, then this performance is for you. Alberta Ballet will be coming to Wortham Theater Center to perform […]

Mariinsky Ballet – Swan Lake 1/16

Several times during Friday evening’s Swan Lake in which Ulyana Lopatkina danced the role of Odette/Odile, Haglund wondered whether the performance had been photoshopped. The degree of perfection in terms of – well, let’s summarize – in terms of everything...

Are You Ready to LEAP! into Competition?

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

LEAP! dance competition owner/director, Drew Vamosi shares that part of being prepared for dance competitions is remembering that dance is an art, that teachers need trust, and that being smart about injury is a plus.

Something Exquisite

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake” Mariinsky Ballet BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Brooklyn, NY January 16, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Ulyana Lopatkina’s interpretation of Odette is largely viewed in Russia as the epitome of the...Show More Summary

Exploring a New Landscape

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Restless Creature" Wendy Whelan, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, Alejandro Cerrudo Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA January 15, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2015 by Rita Felciano Stepping into another...Show More Summary

Captain of Her Own Ship

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Drowned", "Red Weather’, "Devil Got My Woman", "Tsu-Ku-Tsu" Alison Chase Performance Miller Theater New York, NY January 9, 2015 by Carol Pardo copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo Alison Chase is best known as a co-founder of Pilobolus and Momix, dance companies with collaboration built into their DNA. Show More Summary

Royal Ballet @ Lincoln Center June 23-28

And we're getting a fabulous mixed bill instead of the Don Q that the company is taking to Washington DC and Chicago, says NYT. How perfect of the Royal Ballet, how considerate, and how completely understanding of them to come...

Alice’s Adventures & Don Quixote Photo Gallery

Going, going… The Royal Ballet is about to wrap up its holiday season, with final performances of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Carlos Acosta’s... The post Alice’s Adventures & Don Quixote Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Joyce Theater, ChelseaRoyal Danish Ballet Principals & Soloists – 1/13

Lots of people in the world are fortunate enough to see great ballet but we in New York really take the cake. Where else can one see, in a single week, the best Bournonville dancers, the best Petipa dancers, and...

Preview of Miami City Ballet in Justin Peck’s “Heatscape”

Miami City Ballet dancers took to the streets to preview Heatscape, an upcoming premiere for the company by choreographer Justin Peck. Co-directed by Ezra Hurwitz, the video features the murals of Shepard Fairey (who created new designs for the ballet) and music … Continue reading ?

Dance Auditions for Actors: What to Include

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The dance portion of musical auditions are usually dreaded by actors and singers not fluent in the language of movement. Still, it's possible to sort out the stronger movers without a lot of intimidating choreography. We'll tell you how.

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2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A couple of interesting cast changes for New York City Ballet's first week have been posted. Ashley Bouder will replace both Tiler Peck and Abi Stafford in the First Movement of Symphony in C for all performances during the first...

“Help! I Needed Those Dance Costumes Yesterday”

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

You're out of time. You've already tried everything. But the costume company is failing to make up for their mistake. Keep your cool and take these next steps to get results from their customer service department.

Separation, Integration

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Capitol Tap’s 5th Anniversary Gala Civic Center Silver Spring, Maryland January 10, 2015 by George Jackson © 2014 by George Jackson In America today, tap dancing’s subculture resembles that of ballet - somewhat. Both art forms organize the training of fresh talent around competitions. Show More Summary

Summertime Magic

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Nutcracker” Teatro Colón Ballet Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Argentina December 23, 2014 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2014-2015 by Marianne Adams Outside the theater the streets may have been permeated with the warmth of the earlhy Argentine...Show More Summary

See the Music, Smell the Dance

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia "Traverse" by Shang-chi Sun; "How to Say" by I-fen Tung and M.O.V.E Theatre; "Marmont" by Kaori Seki Co. Punctumun; "Newton" by Nobuyuki Hanabusa/enra; "Alphard" by Mikiko KawamuraShow More Summary

Time for the Trocks

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake, Act II,” “Go for Barocco,” pas de deux from “Le Corsaire,” “La Naïade et Le Pêcheur” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo The Joyce Theater New York, NY December 27, 2014 by Leigh Witchel copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Everything is timing. Show More Summary

Program reminder: Paquita livestream on Sunday

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Bavarian State Opera Ballet will be livestreaming a performance of its brand new Paquita, as reconstructed and refurbished by Alexei Ratmansky, on Sunday 1/11 at noon Eastern time (6pm Central European Time). Here is the link which, historically speaking,...


2 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses what makes the Unique Voices program unique “Each of the choreographers in the Unique Voices program is based in the classical language. Each of them has explored how that classical language has allowed them to find real freedom in their ideas”. Show More Summary

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