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YAGP Honors Julio Bocca at Lincoln Center 4/14It Was A Good Friday

Literally. YAGP’s 2017 Tribute to a Dance Legend honored Julio Bocca, the beloved star of ABT for twenty years who is now Artistic Director of Uruguay’s national company SODRE which he has buffed and pumped up into the country’s mos...

The Joffrey Ballet @ Lincoln CenterDancing with bells on

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Joffrey Ballet’s gala performance on Thursday night was the type of program that those who remember the company from its New York years would associate with it. The three part program of Bells by Yuri Possokhov, Body of Your...

NYCB Sleeping Beauty 2/16

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund is rushing off to the Orchid Show today at the New York Botanical Garden, but he needs to pause to gush over the beautiful new rose that debuted last evening in New York City Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty. Lauren...

Discovering Stanton Welch’s THE NUTCRACKER (Part 3 of 3)

In part 3 of 3, we chat about the history of shoes in past productions of The Nutcracker and snap some behind-the-scenes photos from our Shoe Room with Shoe Coordinator, Molly Searcy.

ENB in Akram Khan’s Giselle

5 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

If you have followed this blog for a while, then you already know that Giselle is my favourite ballet. When I first heard that... The post ENB in Akram Khan’s Giselle appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

Getting Started With Essential Oils For Dancers

6 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Like athletes, dancers are always exploring ways to improve performance, nutrition, exercise, and wellness in every way possible, including using essential oils as useful tools for supporting the body in natural ways.

The Remarkable Story of a Ballerina’s Struggle for Life and Happiness: You, Fascinating You

There are many stories that touch our lives; many of which are portrayed through moments in history that many of us cannot even fathom.  Take for instance the story of Margit Wolf, a woman with her sights set on becoming a prima ballerina. Show More Summary

Dancer’s Career Transition: Dancer turned Filmmaker

I am pleased to introduce former Miami City Ballet Dancer, Ezra Hurwitz as a continued part of my series, “Dancer’s Career Transition.”  After retiring from ballet last year,  Mr. Hurwitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia University. Show More Summary

Free People’s “Ballet” Campaign

As many of you in the dance community have probably seen, the clothing company, Free People, has developed a ballet line.  But instead of considering the clothes, all we have been able to focus on for the last week are the photos and the videos published to promote the new line. Show More Summary

NYCB 3rd Week Symphony in Three Movements, the highlight again

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

We wish it were called Symphony in Six Movements and would go on twice as long. And when the New York City Ballet dancers get inside the Stravinsky music as they did on Saturday evening, stoking it with attitude and...

UIEX – observations 10-5

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This whole idea of a Sarah Lane/Daniil Simkin Giselle has staggering potential – IF Simkin will portray Albrecht as an immature, self-absorbed cad who recklessly toys with Giselle's heart. It's been quite a while since we've seen a dancer take...

NYCB – Jewels

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Although each section of Balanchine’s Jewels includes a good-sized corps de ballet who articulate his beautiful patterns of movement, it is the Pas de Deux that are perhaps most memorable. Over the course of three performances of Jewels this week...

A Summer of Dance to Remember

7 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Warm summer evenings are starting to come to an end in London (if only we could have temperatures in the twenties all year round…).... The post A Summer of Dance to Remember appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

observations 9-8

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Just 10 days until the start of NYCB's fall season. The opening night gala is sure to be an interesting one with four premieres including three by the company's own dancers (Lovette, Walker, Peck) plus one by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.....

Sarasota Ballet – A Knight of the British Ballet – 8/8

8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

New York City is a risky place for regional dance companies to visit. First, there is all that stuff (that we hoity-toity New Yorkers delightedly promote) about balletomanes being notoriously picky and some critics being persnickety and anal-retentive. A regional...

observations 7-25

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Beginning this November, José Manuel Carreño will become the Artistic Director of Ballet de Monterrey, a company that includes many Cubans within its roster of forty dancers. Here is merely one of them, Ernesto Mejica, rehearsing Acteon four years ago....

Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalLincoln Center and Darlene Love deliver!

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

There are some performers who shouldn’t retire from the stage – Baryshnikov, Jagger, and Darlene Love. Oh my goodness. Did Lincoln Center ever do itself proud last night with its sensational presentation of Darlene Love and her band under the...

observations 7-16

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival begins next week. On Saturday (7/23) Dance Theatre of Harlem company & school will perform on the Hearst Plaza (by the reflecting pool) at 2:00pm. Then at 7:30pm Darlene Love will take the stage....

NYCB – La Sylphide Saturday and Sunday evenings

When New York City Ballet announced in 2014 that it would import its first 19th Century story ballet, Bournonville’s La Sylphide, there were cries among some of the long-faithful that the company was meandering down the balletic path to some...

NYCB 1/21 and 2/6 Mat Ballo della Regina, Kammermusik No. 2, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

In case anyone is having trouble clearing his or her mind of the puppymonkeybaby that danced through the pet-door last evening during the Super Bowl, don’t worry, we won’t remind you of it. Puppymonkeybaby, puppymonkeybaby, puppymonkeybaby. Just let it be...

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