First Nighter: Travis Russ's "Gorey," Drew Droege's "Bright Colors and Bold Patterns," The Simon Green-David Shrubsole "Life is for Living: Conversations With Noel Coward"
Full of references to pop culture (he's surprised that Mac doesn't recognize the name Nia Peebles), Gerry goes on to ramble
It's hard to rank dance companies. Different ensembles have different objectives, different audiences, different strengths
Photo by Laurent Liotardo Dieuweke van Reij's scenography is visually stunning, combining elaborate costumes and makeup with
Frances Chung has danced with San Francisco Ballet since 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2005 and raised to principal dancer in 2009.
And so the Paris Opera Ballet has beat us at our own game. Sometimes it only takes a fresh pair of eyes to see new folds
It's something in the way he moves. Vitor Luiz joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2009. His gift is about
Carlo sent a video to a number of companies showing his work in Swan Lake and Diamonds as well as a sample from Ratmansky's
I am fond of the 1943 movie, but it does have its problems. The opportunity to finally see the show at City Center's Encores! series last week, ostensibly as it was originally performed in 1940 on Broadway, filled me with anticipation. And trepidation.
Talk about turning a mood around. Blending wit, wisdom and humor, Lorna has inherited the gift of comedy, commentary and
"This was not easy, it’s not easy now, it will never be easy. But I managed it, which means I was ready for it."
It's especially lovely when the dance community can gather together and applaud each other's efforts. Such is the environment at the Bessie's, dance's version of the Academy Awards or the Tony's. This year, the 31st-annual ceremony took place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with its iconic neon-red sign.
The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.
But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.
Of course, The Ashley Bouder Project was the most popular show of the run, and people begged for seats regardless of price. Somehow, "bravos" echoed despite a banal bill filled with the kind of choreography that is pushing ballet into its grave.
Attired in drab jeans and shirts, the boyishly charming Jacob Bush and the sophisticated Davit Hovhannisyan did a credible job of executing movements both standing and on the ground, but they seemed uncomfortable and tenuous at times. Were they lovers quarrelling or quarrellers loving?
Ivy Smith, however, is just another stock character - an ingénue-with-a-secret. There's another one of them in American in
This week's opening of the American Ballet Theater's Othello at the Metropolitan Opera House, a version of Shakespeare's tragedy about the warrior king who succumbs to the manipulations of an ensign, and murders the love of his life, marks ABT's commitment to newer works.