The Duato Style If there is something that defines Nacho Duato’s style of movement, it is dynamics: his language is expressive, fluid and fast. However, to properly understand Duato past his quite characteristic European contemporary style (clearly influenced by his work with Kylián), one needs to also consider his musicality: Duato’s work is always very [...]
A case of incurable Ratmansky Fever means we continue to chase the choreographer’s new works around the globe, so make sure to check back in with us next week for our thoughts on the new trilogy of works set to Shostakovich premiering during ABT’s Met season tonight. We’ll be there. Meanwhile, taking our cue from [...]
Lorelei Vashti looks at the original 1946 costumes for George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments For any ballet-goer, seeing dancers clothed in sleek black-and-white “practice” outfits on stage means one thing: Balanchine. This stark costume is shorthand for a particular period … Continue reading ?
On Tuesday, Tuesday, May 21 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, join Houston Ballet for a free Dance Talk featuring former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Bart Cook discussing Jerome Robbins’s comic masterpiece The Concert, and Roslyn Anderson about her work staging Ji?í Kylián’s signature work, Sinfonietta. Both The Concert and Sinfonietta will be featured on […]
Thanks to Robin for alerting us that Argentina's Film and Arts TV has uploaded to its YouTube channel the TV special that it produced last year and which profiles Marcelo Gomes and Herman Cornejo. Mostly in Spanish and Portuguese, i...
When two teachers' methods conflict, what's a ballet student to do? Angeline gives some advice on how to deal and explains why this sometimes happens. She also makes 5 key statements that are universal for anyone learning a skill. Author information Angeline Lucas Angeline Lucas is a freelance dance writer, teacher and lecturer based in England. Show More Summary
After 5 years of blogging, Nichelle has learned a thing or two about blogging! She answers questions from you on growing a blog, advertising a blog, blogging with integrity, and more. And she does it ON CAMERA. We think you'll appreciate her candor. Show More Summary
Tap dancing on marley (or vinyl) flooring not only limits movement and sound, but can be hazardous for your dancers. Find out the how and why from Tapography columnist, Tristan Bruns as he enlists feedback and opinion from an acoustics professional and a physical therapist. Show More Summary
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Aladdin has its London premiere this evening. The newest family-friendly ballet to hit town, David Bintley’s new production aims to attract audiences of all ages by working with a well-known story, high production values, catchy tunes and the full company on display. Show More Summary
Is this ballet for you? Go if: You like John Hughes’s rom-com meets troubled teenager movies à la Sixteen Candles and Weird Science. Skip if: You prefer ballets with a stronger male role. The poor Franz doesn’t have much dancing to do until his big variation in the last act. Dream Cast: With her great technique and perfect [...]
Former dancer of The Australian Ballet Annie Carroll reflects on what it’s like for classical dancers to put a dash of Spanish in their technique. Like all the great classical ballets, Don Quixote has transcended cultural differences and survived multiple … Continue reading ?
There is a saying that the devil is in the details. In Petipa's ballets, particularly The Sleeping Beauty, the devil, God, truth, peril, and all beauty dwell within the details. It takes a smartly skilled ballerina to sort them out,...
Jeremy McQueen, Recipient of the Choreographers of Color Award 2013 Young choreographer Jeremy McQueen, born in San Diego, California and currently living in New York City, is one of three recipients of The Joffrey’s Choreographers of Color Award 2013. Show More Summary
Choreographers are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary speech, “I Have A Dream” in 2013. Learn about the upcoming events from contributor, Roger Lee in his annual Black History Month post. Author...Show More Summary
Dance companies all over put their own spin on the season by developing alternatives to The Nutcracker. Some, like these in Philadelphia, reflect the region and its inhabitants. Does your city have unique holiday dance traditions as well?
Beware, the supernaturally talented cast of The LXD resorts to scary tactics in Rising, possibly the most terror-iffic item we've shown at DA. Plus, DS2UDIO, the dance lifestyle YouTube channel keeps things jumping with two Halloween specials on dance-themed costumes and the scariest dance sequences in history.
The world was coming apart at its seams in October 1942 when Agnes DeMille created her ballet Rodeo. She found a way to tap into what could make America feel good about itself: its Western heritage, the wide open spaces...
In time for the London premiere of Labyrinth of Love at Sadler’s Wells tonight, we have below a selection of images – by the great Chris Nash – of the Rambert Dance Company in Marguerite Donlon’s hypnotic new piece, which is inspired by the prose and love poems of women like Mary Shelley and Elizabeth [...]
The NYT T-Magazine blog just uploaded a delightful little blurb about Olga Smirnova who will be performing this Thursday night with the Stars of the 21st Century at Lincoln Center. The UIEX got a 50%-plausible tip that she and Semyo...
What was once a little known video contest for PhD students to explain their research through dance has blown up into a full-scale online dance film fest. Dance Your PhD makes science accessible and understandable to everyone, communicating complex ideas, without watering it down or shutting the rest of us out. Show More Summary