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A Prince is Born

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Sleeping Beauty" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada June 10, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Rudolf Nureyev's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" has been a cornerstone of the National Ballet of Canada's repetoire since 1972. Show More Summary

Cinderella’s date with the Lui Bar

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our latest heavenly match with the chefs of the Vue de monde group takes it sky high – to the top of the Rialto Building and the gleaming golds and glittering views of Shannon Bennett’s Lui Bar. It’s opening night … Continue reading...

Start-Up Stories: The Multi-Disciplinary Arts Program

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Former contributor, Roger Lee shares why he's starting a multi-disciplinary arts training center for youth in Philadelphia, how he's marketing it, and how he's balancing it with the direction of his dance company.

Skip the wrapping and ribbon

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Rachel Moore's present to ABT on its 75th Anniversary is to bail out on the declining institution. Now if we could only get the same present from her mate on the artistic side. The LA Music Center has hired ABT's...

Take Your Ballroom Dancing W.E.S.T.

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballroom pro-am competitor, the Girl with the Tree Tattoo shares what she's learned about the elements of dance – the concepts of weight, energy, space, and time – and how these dynamics apply in partner dance.

First glimpse: The Lilac Fairy

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty must have a spectacular design. For David McAllister’s Beauty, we are lucky enough to have the acclaimed Gabriela Tylesova creating the sets and costumes. Here is a sneak peek of the magical tutu … Continue reading ?

The Sleeping Beauty: On the page

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

When David McAllister thought about a designer for his new production of The Sleeping Beauty, Gabriela Tylesova was his dream choice. She has realised his vision for the ballet with her characteristic blend of the bold and the fanciful – … Continue reading ?

See the Music

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

Lydia Johnson Dance "Barretts Mill Road: A Remembrance", "What Counts", "Untitled Bach", "Giving Way" The Ailey Citigroup Theater New York, NY June 11, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill Finances being what they are, Lydia Johnson's small company danced to recorded music. Show More Summary

A Sancho Panza of a Production

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Don Quixote” The Royal Ballet Opera House The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 13, 2015 evening by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson It is much too casually that we dismiss the Don from the ballet “Don Quixote”. Show More Summary

observations 6-14

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

There is plenty of progress on our new Culture Shed in the Hudson Yards District on the West Side of Manhattan! (Click on image to enlarge.) Applause for New York's construction workers for whom Sunday is just another work day....

Birds in Flight

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Ruptured Horizon” Anna Sperber Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center New York, NY June 10, 2015 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman Gina Gibney’s stark, bright re-creation of the performance space at theShow More Summary

The Royal Ballet's Dispiriting "Don Quixote"

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Don Quixote" The Royal Ballet Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC June 9, 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis It seemed odd for The Royal Ballet, known and loved...Show More Summary

Bay Area Plus Artists on the Waterfront

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

San Francisco International Arts Festival Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA May 21-June 8, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano, 2015 No program during the 12th San Francisco International Arts Festival (May 21-June 8) represented...Show More Summary

PTDC, Parsons Dance, Ballet Hispanico @ Pier 63

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The inaugural performances of the Hudson River Dance Festival are this week! On Wed. 6/17 and Thu. 6/18 at 6:30 PM on the Great Lawn of Chelsea (Pier 63 @ 23rd Street) in Hudson River Park, this fabulous new annual...

Ballet Billy is Back

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Impressing the Czar” Semperoper Ballett Semperoper Dresden, Germany June 5, 8, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel After more than two decades as William Forsythe the tanztheater choreo- grapher, William Forsythe the ballet maker is once again in heavy circulation. Show More Summary

And So They Danced

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“La Baydère” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 3, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams So much can be said in a span of two hours, particularly in the context of “La Bayadère,” that it is sad when the opportunity is wasted. Show More Summary

ABT - Sleeping Beauty 6/11 Small is beautiful

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Were it not for the extraordinary dancing of Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo along with a few secondary players last night, this reconstruction of Sleeping Beauty would have seemed more like salvage. That's not to take anything away from salvage...

Waxing Philosophical

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Being and Nothingness", "Symphony #9", "Piano Concerto #1" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada May 30, 2015 by Denise Sum copyright © 2015 by Denise Sum Is it possible to conveyShow More Summary

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Sleeping Beauty" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 10, 2015, evening by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill At three plus hours, including two shortish intermissions, ABT's new "Sleeping...Show More Summary

Styling The Dream

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Frederick Ashton’s The Dream was made to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth in 1964 and as homage to Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ashton zeroed in on the themes of love and magic, allowing him to … Continue reading ?

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