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Ratmansky’s Fantastically Funny, Tim Burton-Esque New FIREBIRD

Thursday night I went down to Costa Mesa for ABT’s premiere of Ratmansky’s FIREBIRD at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. I’m so glad I braved the nearly three hour drive (with traffic; without about fifty minutes) from west L.A. … 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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Settling into LA II: Santa Monica, Rose Bowl Flea Market, NoHo Arts Festival, and Universal Studios

Here are some more of my recent LA photos. I guess before really settling in, there’s a period where you just have to be a tourist Most of my friends seem to live near Santa Monica, so I’ve been spending … Continue reading

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg Guest Star in ABT’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

Curtain calls photos taken by my new balletomane friend, Andrea. I have to confess, Sleeping Beauty is probably my least favorite ballet. I like the Aurora / Prince Desire wedding pas de deux, with all the gorgeous fish dives, in … Continue reading

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Jose Manuel Carreno’s ABT Farewell

Thursday night at the Met, Jose Manuel Carreno, a longtime favorite of mine, gave his farewell performance with American Ballet Theater. (He will dance a few more performances with the company as they tour Los Angeles and Japan later this … Continue reading

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THE BRIGHT STREAM at ABT

David Hallberg in Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream, Rosalie O’Connor photo. I’m not exactly sure yet what to think of this ballet, which made its premiere at American Ballet Theater last week. There are a couple more performances left this week … Continue reading

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The Sheepdogs of GISELLE

Don’t have time to write a review right now, but last week I saw basically three Giselles (two inside the auditorium, and one on the screen in the lobby ). I saw Diana Vishneva and Marcelo Gomes (my favorites), Hee … Continue reading

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Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky Premieres at ABT

Above: Isabella Boylston and Marcelo Gomes in Christopher Wheeldon’s Thirteen Diversions, which premiered at American Ballet Theater two weeks ago. (Photo by Rosalie O’Connor.) Once again, I’m behind on posts. May was a crazy month, filled with family emergencies, last … Continue reading

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Alina Cojocaru and Polina Semionova Guest Star in ABT’s DON QUIXOTE

Over the weekend, two European star ballerinas – Alina Cojocaru from the Royal Ballet in London, and Polina Semionova from the Berlin State Opera Ballet – guest starred in American Ballet Theater’s Don Quixote as Kitri.  Cojocaru danced with Jose … Continue reading

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American Ballet Theater Spring 2011 Opening Night Gala

Last night was ABT’s Spring 2011 opening night gala. Dreary, rainy night … but what else is new for New York these days? Once inside, I really enjoyed the show though. (I’m hoping to receive photos soon, which I’ll post). … Continue reading

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Photos of ABT’s New Nutcracker

As promised, here are some photos of Ratmansky’s new Nutcracker for ABT. I forgot to mention in my last post how much I loved the Alice in Wonderland-like high chair for Clara to sit atop to watch the mice / … Continue reading

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American Ballet Theater’s Original New Nutcracker

More photos coming soon. This one (of Gillian Murphy and Catherine Hurlin as the two versions of Clara) is taken from culture.wnyc.org. Last night was the official opening of ABT’s much awaited new Ratmansky-choreographed Nutcracker at BAM. I loved almost … Continue reading

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The Bolshoi’s Nutcracker

So of course I went yesterday to see the Bolshoi’s Nutcracker, live-streamed into movie theaters all over the world, though, judging by the opening remarks made by announcers and intermission interviews, I think most of the audience was in France. … Continue reading

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Apparently It's Update Your Headshot Season at ABT

It’s happened again. I was looking through old blog posts on the test site for the new blog (just to make sure everything’s transferred okay from old to new blog), when suddenly, I spy in some of my image links … Continue reading

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DAVID HALLBERG ON DANCEPULP!

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

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MORE PHOTOS OF OSIPOVA AND HALLBERG IN ROMEO AND JULIET

Some more photos of Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg in Osipova’s Romeo and Juliet debut at ABT Saturday. Both photos by Gene Schiavone. The second one shows one of the moments I wrote about loving in my review. So sweet!

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OSIPOVA AND HALLBERG IN ROMEO AND JULIET

Here are a couple of photos of Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg at curtain call yesterday after her debut as Juliet, taken by Len Zernov from The Faster Times. I’m hoping to receive more photos soon and will post them … Continue reading

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THE DUELING JULIETS: NATALIA OSIPOVA VERSUS DIANA VISHNEVA

So Saturday was another double feature for me, as for many ABT fans. And it was a fun double-header with the Russian women – the Bolshoi versus the Kirov, if you will – kind of going at each other   … Continue reading

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LAST WEEK AT ABT: ROMEO AND JULIET

So, this is the last week of ABT’s Met season, and they are closing out with my favorite, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. My recommended casts are both performances on Saturday – Natalia Osipova is debuting as Juliet in the … Continue reading

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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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SWALLOW ON CRYSTAL REVIEWS

Swallow has received another positive blog review I was out at ABT last night (Sascha Radetsky and Hee Seo’s Thais Pas de Deux is, I think, the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all season. I’d seen them in rehearsal and … Continue reading

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DAY OF SLEEPING BEAUTIES: ALINA COJOCARU AND NATALIA OSIPOVA

Alina Cojocaru and Jose Carreno in Sleeping Beauty, photo by Gene Schiavone. (My favorite pose in all of life – no hands fish dive ) And Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg as Aurora and Prince Desire, photo by Rosalie O’Connor. … Continue reading

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ALL DAY AT ABT: ALL AMERICAN AND ALL ASHTON PROGRAMS

Last Saturday I had my first crazy ABT day where I spent the whole day at Lincoln Center, seeing both matinee and evening performances. I’ll do the same tomorrow with two Sleeping Beauties – can’t miss Alina Cojocaru (who I’ve … Continue reading

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ABT'S LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS NOT VULGAR!

Photo by Gene Schiavone, of Roberto Bolle and Julie Kent in Lady of the Camellias, taken from ABT website. I was so busy last week carting pounds and pounds of books back and forth from the Javits Center – and … Continue reading

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DAVID HALLBERG AWARDED BENOIS DE LA DANSE PRIZE

For his portrayal of Albrecht in Giselle. Read more about it here. Above photo from NY Times, of Hallberg as Albrecht opposite Natalia Osipova’s Giselle.

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ABT OPENING NIGHT GALA MET SEASON 2010

Photo from inside the gala tent last night at American Ballet Theater’s opening night gala taken from NY Social Diary, who, sadly, don’t seem to have any pics up of Irina Dvorovenko in her beautiful red gown. It was one … Continue reading

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DREW JACOBY'S DANCE PULP LAUNCHES ON HULU VIA TENDUTV

Since following her on Twitter, I’ve been waiting for magnificent ballerina Drew Jacoby’s DancePulp to launch. (photo of her above taken from here) And I just received a press release that it has — on Hulu, via TenduTv. DancePulp is … Continue reading

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DEVIN ALBERDA IS HILARIOUS!

Headshot by Paul Kolnik, from NYCB website. One of my Twitter followers, a law blogger go figure, sent me a link to this article, by Gia Kourlas in the NYTimes about how several ballet dancers, mostly from NYCB (apart from … Continue reading

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KINGS OF THE DANCE SHOWS HOW DANCER-RICH BUT CHOREOGRAPHY-IMPOVERISHED BALLET IS IN THE BALANCHINE-INUNDATED U.S.

Photo of Desmond Richardson by Andrea Mohin, taken from NYTimes. So, “Kings of the Dance” made the New York stop of its international tour this weekend at City Center. I was there Friday night. The last time this show toured … Continue reading

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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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