Category Archives: Dancers

Roberto Bolle’s Fridge

In a recent issue of the Italian magazine Corriere della Serra, Roberto Bolle (along with several other celebrities) revealed the contents of his refrigerators – both the one he keeps in his New York home, and the one in his … Continue reading

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Brief Update & Review of Peter Martins / Paul McCartney Collab at NYCB

Hey everyone, Just a brief update since this motel’s wifi is expensive and not secure: but I now have a car (a cute little Toyota Prius – used) as well as an apartment in LA that I love but that … Continue reading

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Marcelo Gomes Rehearsing With Cisne Negro

Review of Cisne Negro and Marcelo’s Paganini coming soon but for now I just had to post this beautiful photo (by Mark Squires) of Marcelo rehearsing with the company.

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Former NYCB Dancer Sophie Flack Signs Her Debut Novel, BUNHEADS, at BEA

My apologies for my lack of blog posts this week. I spent Monday through Thursday at Book Expo America, the largest book industry trade fair in North America, held every year in NY at the Javits Center. (Nevertheless, I did … Continue reading

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More VIENNA WALTZES

Here are some photos of the most recent cast of Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes that debuted at New York City Ballet last week. Top photo is of the radiant Sara Mearns, who had the main role in the final part of … Continue reading

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Robotic Roberto Bolle: DANCING ATOMS

Have you guys seen this? Dancing Atoms was created through a collaboration between Bolle and MIT researchers. Bolle’s movement was traced and then digitally replicated with a 3D laser scanner. “Motion-capture technologies make it possible, for the first time, to … Continue reading

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Maira Kalman at the Jewish Museum

Last week my friend, Alyssa, who’s an independent art curator, invited me to an art / law celebration at the Jewish Museum. The Jewish Museum really knows how to put on a party! They had the most splendid array of … Continue reading

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More BLACK SWAN Controversy, and The Paris Opera Ballet’s COPPELIA

I’m still crazy busy but just wanted to point out two things. First, if you haven’t already heard, there’s now a storm of controversy over how much dancing Natalie Portman actually did in Black Swan. Dance Magazine EIC Wendy Perron … 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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Roberto Bolle’s Proust Questionnaire

How fun – it’s Roberto Bolle answering Vanity Fair‘s Proust Questionnaire, in Italian, with English subtitles.

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Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Golden Globe Acceptance Speech

Did you guys watch last night? I thought she looked radiant, and her speech was really sweet. She seemed genuinely happy about both the film and her personal life. She still seemed to be in a state of blissful shock … Continue reading

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Cory Stearns Promoted to Principal at ABT

ABT has just announced via Facebook that Cory Stearns has been promoted to principal dancer. Above, as Romeo in photo by Rosalie O’Connor.

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SLSG’s Dance Highlights of 2010

Instead of trying to remember which were my favorite performances of the year, I’m just going back through my blog archives from January of this year and linking to the most memorable posts. More fun that way! A lot happened … Continue reading

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Misty Copeland in Blackberry Bold Ad

I just saw this in Ashley Bouder’s Twitter feed. Very very cool!

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Veronika Part in the January 2011 Marie Claire

Sorry, I couldn’t get this magazine photo to scan very well, but, suffice it to say, SLSG favorite Veronika Part is in the January 2011 issue of Marie Claire! She’s not talking about weight or Black Swan; she’s featured simply … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle & Robert Wilson’s “Perchance to Dream” Scared the Crap Out of Me

My friend, Oberon, told me about this exhibit – a video installation by Robert Wilson showcasing Roberto Bolle, showing at Center 548 in Chelsea, as part of Milano New York Isaloni. So I went to check it out yesterday. Scared … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle in Hercules Magazine

Here are a couple of pix of Roberto Bolle with Italian model Mariacarla Boscono in Hercules Magazine. See more from the spread here. Photos by Paola Kudacki.

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Who Will Play Romeo in the Film Version of Anne Fortier’s “Juliet”?

Haha, I don’t even think this book has been optioned yet for film! It should be though – it’s very cinematic. All throughout reading it, I kept “seeing” Romeo – and always as one of my favorite male dancers who’s … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle on the Intersection of Fashion and Ballet

Here’s an interview with Roberto Bolle backstage at Dolce & Gabbana’s 20th anniversary show in June. He talks about ballet and fashion, saying both have to do with the aesthetics of the body and movement, and that fashion is very … Continue reading

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DAVID HALLBERG ON DANCEPULP!

HERE!! Above photo by Erin Baiano from The Winger.

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MY FRIEND TAYLOR GORDON IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

There’s an interactive feature with my friend, dancer Taylor Gordon, in the New York Times today. She talks about her career as a freelance ballet dancer – from performing in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular to taking extra work … Continue reading

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CARLOS ACOSTA TURNING TO MODERN DANCE

I was just about to suggest – to beg rather – Kevin McKenzie to try to lure Carlos Acosta back to ABT since, in light of this season’s slew of principal injuries, we clearly need more big men; plus, I’ve … Continue reading

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HEE SEO PROMOTED TO SOLOIST AT ABT!

According to the Korea Times, Hee Seo has (finally!) been promoted to soloist at ABT!

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WEEKEND VIEWING: JOSE MANUEL CARRENO

(Middle photo of Fancy Free – with Sasha Radetsky and Herman Cornejo – taken from Ballet.co; other photos from ABT website) Jose Carreno is my dancer of the season this ABT season, mainly because I love him and am trying … Continue reading

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WEEKEND VIEWING: NATALIA OSIPOVA IN DON Q

So, if you missed THE performance of the season last week at ABT (that’s Natalia Osipova’s American debut as Kitri in Don Quixote, with legendary Jose Carreno as her partner), here are some vids I found of her dancing the … Continue reading

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AHA, IRINA'S DRESS!

That I was talking about in my ABT gala post. Photo from here. Thank you to Fleegull, my Twitter friend, for the link!

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SMALL WORLD: BORREE'S CORNERS, ARIZONA!

You guys, last week I received this really sweet email from a woman who read my novel. I figured ballet lovers, particularly fans of New York City Ballet, would appreciate it: “Hello.  I hope you don’t mind me writing.   … Continue reading

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NEW MISTY COPELAND HEADSHOT

By the fabulous Jade Young! And here on the ABT website.

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IT'S TIME TO PROMOTE IRLAN SILVA TO ABT PROPER, KEVIN MCKENZIE!

Photo taken from the Prix de Lausanne website. Last weekend I went to another fabulous Guggenheim Works & Process event, this one in celebration of Frederic Franklin, the 95-year-old formerly of Ballets Russes who’s worked with American Ballet Theater for … Continue reading

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PHOTOS OF VERONIKA PART AND MATTHEW RENKO

Philip has graciously sent me some more of Kokyat‘s lovely photos of Veronika Part and Matthew Renko rehearsing Avi Scher’s choreography for their upcoming City Center studio 4 performance.

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