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Mariinsky Ballet La Bayadere – 10/17

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The ritual fires burned brightly Tuesday evening as the Mariinsky Ballet began a seven-performance run of La Bayadere at the Kennedy Center which ends today. The company has been dancing this production since 1941 and continues to dance it peerlessly...

Milking a Classic

4 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

La Bayadere” The Mariinsky Ballet Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC October 17, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson The plot for this exotic and bravura ballet keeps being altered. Show More Summary

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8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Mariinsky Ballet tickets go on sale at the Kennedy Center in one month (July 12th to the public, July 5th to members) for the October 17-22 run of La Bayadere. At least that company still feels some sense of responsibility...

La Bayadère PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

From June 8-18, Houston Ballet brings Stanton Welch's La Bayadère back to the Wortham. With a rich score by Ludwig Minkus, lavish scenery and bright costumes by the late Peter Farmer, La Bayadère features mesmerizing classical performances highlighted by the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet.

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12 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Are we ever psyched that the Mariinsky is bringing La Bayadere to the Kennedy Center during the 2017-18 season and Alicia Alonzo is bringing her Ballet Nacional de Cuba to perform both Giselle and Don Quixote! The KenCen seems to...

The Bolshoi’s Swans of Steel

The language of ballet is one of dramatic gesture: In La Bayadère, after the beautiful temple dancer is bitten by a poisonous snake, she communicates her resignation to death by throwing her hands up in the air; when Giselle discovers...Show More Summary

Behold The First-Ever Virtual Reality Ballet

“Night Fall, a dreamy ballet inspired by the white acts of Swan Lake and La Bayadère, was choreographed specifically for virtual reality by Peter Leung” on the Dutch National Ballet. “Viewers are dropped right in the center of the action, with the dancers and a lone musician swirling around them.”

Pennsylvania Ballet 3/30 & 4/1Here we go again...The angst & yank of contemporary ballet

2 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Almost 21 years ago, Angel Corella made his celebrated debut with American Ballet Theatre as the Bronze Idol in La Bayadere. The following year Angel was named a principal dancer, the first and as yet the only Spaniard to reach...

Crossing cultures

For an Indian woman to make a dancework about La Bayadère is a promising prospect. This classical ballet of 1877… The post Crossing cultures appeared first on The Spectator.

And So They Danced

3 years 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 6-3 MatLa Bayadere – the worship is gone

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Haglund observed some glorious dancing in yesterday afternoon’s La Bayadere. He also observed that ABT has a principal ballerina who cannot accomplish a double pirouette even with three tries. How can double pirouette be an ongoing problem for a so-called...

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3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Transparency and honesty would be nice, although it's never expected from ABT. Marcelo Gomes has intimated strongly that he's dancing Solor in a La Bayadere this week, but ABT has yet to put his name on the schedule. Natalia Osipova...

How A Trinidad Indian-Puerto Rican Kid From The Bronx Became A New York City Ballet Prince

3 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

For a start, the first dance he saw that made him fall for ballet was one of the spiky Balanchine-Stravinsky abstract works, not La Bayadère.

Jared & Yuriko soar in La Bayadere – for Houston Ballet

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

From Houston Ballet's Instagram Treasure squandered by ABT now on display for the whole world to see.

Houston Meets Canada

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Watch out Canada, La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) is coming for you! Houston Ballet is currently touring Calgary and Edmonton from April 30 – May 9, 2015 to perform the classic piece La Bayadère. La Bayadère is about the strength of true love: despite conflict, conniving villains, and even death, […]

Crossing cultures

3 years agoArts : Night and Day

For an Indian woman to make a dancework about La Bayadère is a promising prospect. This classical ballet of 1877 by Russia’s French-born genius Marius Petipa tells the simple story… Read more The post Crossing cultures appeared first on The Spectator.

How A Bharatanatyam Choreographer Is Remaking French Ballet’s Great Chestnut About An Indian Temple Dancer

3 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

When Shobana Jeyasingh first heard of La Bayadère, she was excited at the idea of a classic ballet about someone like her. Of course La Bayadère bore no relationship to real Indian classical dance or dancers – until, that is, Jeyasingh got her hands on the piece. (includes video)

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3 years agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

ABT slipped another guest artist's name into the spring Met schedule without even so much as a whisper of an announcement. Denys Nedak will dance in Veronika Part's La Bayadere. Still unannounced are The Poet in two Les Sylphides at...

Against-the-odds heroines

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Nikiya the temple dancer, the heroine of La Bayadère, has to battle the odds to win her true love Solor. Her rival Gamzatti is a rich, spoilt princess who’s determined by fair means or foul to steal the handsome warrior … Continue reading ?

Gillian Murphy: In the house

3 years agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ballet squeal! Superstar Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, has joined us at Sydney Opera House to rehearse for her upcoming performances as Nikiya in La Bayadère. This scintillating dancer excels in every area of the art form, … Continue reading ?

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