Category Archives: Previews

Misty Copeland and FIREBIRD Excerpts Live-Streamed from the Guggenheim

For Californians (like me) who missed Misty Copeland’s Firebird at Segerstrom last month, or for New Yorkers and others hoping to catch a pre-Met season glimpse, she’ll be performing excerpts of it at the Guggenheim as part of the museum’s … Continue reading

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REMEMBER ME, MORPHOSES, URBAN BUSH WOMEN, ET. AL.

If you’re in New York, don’t forget that David Parsons-choreographed rock opera, Remember Me, airs tonight at 7:30 on channel 21 (above photo from here). Also upcoming in NYC, Morphoses takes Central Park’s SummerStage (photo above from that site) this … Continue reading

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ART FOR CHANGE ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR HACIA AFUERA

My friend Alyssa is an independent art curator and she’s working with Art For Change on an upcoming festival in East Harlem, called Hacia Afuera. The festival will take place August 22-23 in the streets and parks of Spanish Harlem. … Continue reading

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MISSING BLACKPOOL

The Blackpool Dance Festival has begun and for the first time in four years I’m missing it. So sad. I felt like I needed to save on expenses this year with the recession and all, and I was disappointed that … Continue reading

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ROMEO + JULIET TONIGHT ON LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

(photo by Paul Kolnik, of Sterling Hyltin and Robert Fairchild, taken from NYObserver) Don’t forget: tonight on PBS Live From Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet performing Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet. It’s not my favorite version of the ballet, … Continue reading

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REMINDER: DANCE TIMES SQUARE SHOWCASE COMING UP

Next Monday evening, May 11th. See my earlier post for more info. Ridiculously, I won’t be able to make it; I’m going out of town and won’t be back yet. But I met a very nice guy, DJ McDonald, in … Continue reading

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HOW BRILLIANT IS PAUL KOLNIK?!

For this gorgeous picture of Janie Taylor (one of my favorite ballerinas in the world right now) in one of my favorite ballets (Balanchine’s La Valse)! Sorry, I just logged on to the Times Dance Section and this picture just … Continue reading

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GREAT GATSBY BALLET

BalletMet Columbus, based in Columbus Ohio, is currently putting on a ballet version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. Says 35-year-old choreographer Jimmy Orrante: ” The story has parallels with today, with the cycle repeating of people going to parties, … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA HONORARY CHAIRS OF ABT'S GALA

(photo of Nina Ananiashvili by Nancy Ellison, taken from ABT website) Also news that is now a few days old (and thanks to my new Pointe friend from last night for pointing me to it): President and Mrs. Obama will … Continue reading

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AFRICA AND CATALONIA IN NEW YORK

(photo of Nora Chipaumire from NYAFF website) Today begins the New York African Film Festival, at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. I love New York for things like this — particularly the Walter Reade, which most often hosts … Continue reading

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PASCAL RIOULT DANCE THEATER REHEARSAL

(photo by Andrea Mohin, taken from NYTimes) Today I, along with several other bloggers, was invited to a studio rehearsal of Pascal Rioult’s The Great Mass, which will premiere at the Joyce Chelsea in two weeks. Set to Mozart’s Mass … Continue reading

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WOW — DANCE TIMES SQUARE IS GOING ALL OUT

…For their May 11th “ballroom” showcase at the Danny Kaye Playhouse. I put ballroom in parenthesis because, though the studio specializes in Latin / Ballroom instruction (and is the studio where I took lessons with Pasha), it seems that they … Continue reading

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DANCE BRAZIL WEBCASTING LIVE

Dance Brazil, who will be performing at the Skirball Performing Arts Center at NYU March 19-22, will be webcasting live part of their show on the 22nd. Ritmos, which I reviewed here, will be broadcast at 6:45 EST. You can … Continue reading

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PAUL TAYLOR: DREAMS AND FUNNIES

(photo of De Suenos by Tom Caravaglia) So, Paul Taylor season is currently underway at New York City Center. I’ll be going several times next week and will be writing more then, but last week I saw three dances: Funny … Continue reading

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Marcelo Upcoming at the Danny Kaye Playhouse!

From April 16-19, the favorite will be performing with Maria Riccetto at the Danny Kaye Playhouse on the Upper East-Side. They, along with four other ABT dancers, will be dancing Francis Patrelle’s Come Rain/Come Shine, in celebration of the 20th … Continue reading

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New Cafe at Alice Tully Hall

Yesterday, Ariel invited me to a rehearsal at New York City Ballet. I love watching rehearsals! Especially with performers you really like; you kind of get to know their personalities a bit more. I don’t think we’re supposed to talk … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette Ballet About to Premiere in Houston

Apparently the artistic director of the Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch, whose work — that I’ve seen anyway– I’ve really liked, has made a new ballet based on the life of Marie Antoinette, which is just about to premiere. See a … Continue reading

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Jacob's Pillow's Summer 2009 Calendar Is Up

Here. Looks exciting — Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jason Samuels Smith (in pic above), Rennie Harris, Cedar Lake, Doug Varone, Merce, etc. etc. I hope I can make it up there for a day or two. Or three or four. So … Continue reading

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Alvin Ailey Day at Film Society This Sunday

This Sunday, February 1, in honor of the start of Black History Month, the Film Society at Lincoln Center will be showing a full afternoon and evening of films about Alvin Ailey and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in … Continue reading

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Two Big Ballet Companies Begin Their Winter Seasons

Last night marked the start of Miami City Ballet‘s New York City Center season, which is very exciting because, not only is this that company’s Manhattan debut, but it marks the return of the company’s director, the famous Edward Villella, … Continue reading

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Champions of the Dance

I am really excited about this! It’s for one night only, Friday, January 23 at 8 pm, at Town Hall in midtown, and it’s starring a couple of my favorite pairs: Delyan Terziev and Boriana Deltcheva (in the above pic, … Continue reading

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