Category Archives: Dance Previews / Upcoming Dance Events

Marcelo Gomes Documentary on Kickstarter!

I meant to post about this much, much earlier but… what can I say; I’m a lawyer working for a big firm right now. So that’s that – things just don’t get posted in a timely manner… Anyway, of course … Continue reading

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A CHANCE TO DANCE Premieres on Ovation August 17

A few weekends ago, I was invited to participate (via Skype) on a Dance Critics Association panel about dance on television (read a detailed write-up in Dance Magazine). Moderator Lisa Traiger mentioned this new show, A Chance to Dance, produced … Continue reading

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Body Traffic in L.A.

On Thursday night I was invited to an L.A. preview of Body Traffic‘s upcoming New York premiere. They’ll be performing in N.Y. at the Joyce (Chelsea) June 6th and 7th (they just received a $25,000 grant from the Joyce) as … Continue reading

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ABT is Coming to Orange County with Ratmansky’s New FIREBIRD

How excited am I! This Thursday through Sunday, my beloved ABT will be performing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. They’re premiering Ratmansky’s new Firebird – and none other than SLSG faves Marcelo Gomes and Natalia … Continue reading

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Marcelo Gomes to Dance with Cisne Negro

Although we’re on late-summer hiatus from ballet season here in NYC, SLSG favorite Marcelo Gomes will be performing at the Joyce Theater on August 15th, with the Brazilian modern dance company, Cisne Negro (which means Black Swan in Portuguese). I’ve … Continue reading

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Bolshoi’s SWAN LAKE Upcoming in Cinemas Nationwide

The Bolshoi’s version of Swan Lake is about to hit movie houses nationwide as part of Emerging Pictures’ Ballet in Cinema series. This broadcast stars Mariya Aleksandrova and Ruslan Skvortsov. Haven’t ever seen either dancer so I’m excited. Plus, the … Continue reading

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Exit 12 Dance Company to Perform HOMECOMING This Saturday Aboard the Intrepid

This Saturday, May 28th, in honor of Memorial Day and Fleet Week, Roman Baca’s dance company, Exit 12, will perform his work, Homecoming, aboard the Intrepid. Homecoming depicts an officer’s return home after fighting in the Iraq war. Baca, a … Continue reading

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Jose Carreno and ABT Live-Streamed from the Guggenheim this Sunday and Monday

The Guggenheim’s Works and Process event this coming Sunday and Monday nights (May 1st and 2nd) is entitled “ABT: On to Act II” and focuses on what awaits a principal ballet dancer upon retirement from an illustrious career. The focus … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Royal Danish’s Live-Stream Via Guggenheim

Hey you guys, I’m on a legal assignment with some really crazy hours, so sorry I’ve kind of had to drop off the face of the earth for a while!¬†Anyway, just wanted to remind you all that the Guggenheim is … Continue reading

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Jacques D’Amboise at Barnes & Noble Tonight

Former NYCB dancer Jacques d’Amboise (photo above by Eduardo Patino) will read from his new memoir, I Was a Dancer, at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble (86th and Lex) tonight (March 9th) at 7 p.m. Here’s Macaulay’s review … Continue reading

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Two Live-Streams This Sunday: Natalia Osipova in Bolshoi’s Don Q, and Guggenheim’s YAGP Judging Panel Program

Live-streaming, either over the internet or into movie theaters, seems to be the in thing these days, fortunately, for those of us who can’t travel the world to see top companies perform and / or afford to attend all of … Continue reading

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Nikolaj Returns!: And The Guggenheim Will Live-Stream His Royal Danish Ballet

Nikolaj Hubbe, former beloved NYCB principal of course, will be returning to NY with the Royal Danish Ballet, of which he is now the artistic director. The company will be performing over the summer, but first, they’ll be showcased at … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Will Receive National Medal of Honor From Obama Today at 1:45

Today at 1:45 p.m ET, Ella Baff, director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (which is an excellent summer festival – loved it the year I was able to go), will receive the National Medal of Honor from President Obama. It … Continue reading

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Guggenheim Live-Streaming Tonight and Tomorrow Night’s Dance Performances: Ashley Tuttle Dancing

Tonight and tomorrow night (Sunday, February 27th and Monday, February 28th), the Guggenheim will again be live-streaming their Works and Process event. This event consists of choreography by Donald Byrd and Pam Tanowitz set to music by John Zorn, and … Continue reading

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Moonlight on the Beach

Happy President’s Day everyone! I’m spending the week in South Carolina at my cousin’s timeshare – I needed a few days away from New York and the ocean is¬† my favorite place. (If I ever have money, I’m definitely buying … Continue reading

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Jenifer Ringer to Appear on Oprah

NYCB announced today that Jenifer Ringer (the subject of Sugarplumpgate if you’re not a regular NYCB dance-goer) will appear on Oprah Winfrey this Thursday, February 17th. She’ll appear as part of an episode called “Fascinating Lives.” In addition to being … Continue reading

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NYCB Swan Lake Casting Is Up & There’s an Added Performance!

New York City Ballet has decided to add an additional performance of Swan Lake to its SL run. The added performance will now take place Friday, February 11th, at 8 p.m. It will star Sara Mearns – yes!!!!!!! and will … Continue reading

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DARK HABITS

James Wolcott just linked to this video and it’s far too tantalizing for me not to embed it here. Seriously – too cool, huh! I do think Larry Keigwin makes the best promo videos in the dance world.

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This Week at New York City Ballet

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend, and happy belated Martin Luther King Day! Tonight begins the Winter season at NYCB. Highlights for the season will be a world premiere by Susan Stroman on January 28th, and Peter Martins’ … Continue reading

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Giselle Live-Streamed into Theaters – This Time by the Bolshoi and the Royal

A reminder that Emerging Pictures will be live-streaming two different productions of Giselle into movie theaters around the world in the next couple of weeks. On January 19th, the Royal Ballet’s production will be live-streamed from London, and on January … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Pillow Announces 2011 Season With Highlights Including Annie Liebovitz Exhibit and POB

Jacob’s Pillow, the summer dance festival that takes place in the Berkshires, has announced this year’s season. Highlights (to me) include a summer-long dancer photo exhibit by Annie Liebovitz and the Paris Opera Ballet. I don’t have much time to … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About the Guggenheim Live-Stream Later Today

Just a reminder that this evening at 7:30 EST you can watch for free the Guggenheim’s Works and Process discussion of Pacific Northwest’s new Giselle, and participate in a live chat. See my earlier post for deets.

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Guggenheim to Live-Stream “Giselle Revisited” January 9th

Super cool! The Guggenheim has just announced it is going to live-stream its upcoming January 9th Works & Process program, Giselle Revisited, a discussion with Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal and others from PNB about the company’s new … Continue reading

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Judith Jamison to Ring NYSE Closing Bell on December 27th

Apparently it’s dance season at the New York Stock Exchange! Tomorrow morning, a NYCity Ballet Sugar Plum fairy will ring the opening bell (word in the Twittersphere is that that Sugar Plum will be Ashley Bouder). And now it’s just … Continue reading

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Sugarplum Fairy’s Opening the Stock Exchange on December 23

This is cute. A sugarplum fairy from New York City Ballet, along with her cavalier, will ring the bell that opens the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning, December 23rd. Click on the link below to read the full … Continue reading

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Guggenheim Announces its 2011 Works & Process Season

And it looks like there are several good dance events, including the Royal Danish Ballet with Nikolaj Hubbe, a program on how judges judge the big ballet competitions like the Youth America Grand Prix, a sneak peek at Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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Bolshoi’s NUTCRACKER Live-Streamed in Movie Theaters This Sunday

This Sunday, December 19th, the Bolshoi Ballet’s Nutcracker will be live-streamed direct from Moscow into theaters all over the world. In New York, the production will be shown at 11:00 a.m. at the Big Cinemas Manhattan located at 239 E. … Continue reading

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker

Yesterday I was invited to a pre-screening of a filmed version of the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker, which will be shown later this month at cinemas in New York and around the country by Emerging Pictures’ Ballet in Cinema series. Check … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of ABT’s New Nutcracker

The Guggenheim just sent me the above video, which is of their Works & Process event a few weeks ago that I’d attended and written about a bit here, featuring excerpts of ABT’s upcoming Nutcracker at BAM. It starts December … Continue reading

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Paperback Dolls and Nutrackers

I have a guest post up today at the Paperback Dolls blog! They’re currently featuring New York authors and bloggers as part of their “Passport to New York” series. So, since I’m both, I talked about both my novel and … Continue reading

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