Tag Archives: Gene Schiavone

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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Photos from ABT’s Opening Night Gala

Here are some photos from American Ballet Theater’s opening night gala on May 16th, which I wrote about here. Above, Marcelo Gomes and Diana Vishneva in Manon excerpt, my favorite of the night. All photos by Gene Schiavone. Jose Carreno … Continue reading

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Photos of Alina Cojocaru & Jose Carreno, and Polina Semionova in ABT’s DON QUIXOTE

Here are some photos of Alina Cojocaru and Polina Semionova guest starring in American Ballet Theater’s Don Quixote last week. Top photo is of Cojocaru and Jose Manuel Carreno, below is of Cojocaru, and bottom is of Semionova. All photos … 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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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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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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SIMONE MESSMER PROMOTED TO SOLOIST AT ABT

With all of my book hysteria, I’d missed this news (which was released the same day as the novel): a favorite dancer of mine was finally promoted to soloist. Here is a YouTube video I found of her (dancing a … Continue reading

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EXCELLENT DANIIL SIMKIN INTERVIEW

There’s an excellent interview with young, newish ABT virtuoso (and very intelligent-sounding) Daniil Simkin at the Ballet Bag. Simkin talks about his experiences thus far with American Ballet Theater, dancing with major stars at the World Ballet Festival over the … Continue reading

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WAS THAT THE MOST BORING DANCING WITH THE STARS QUARTERFINAL OR WHAT?

Sorry I’ve been so out of it again with blogging, you guys — I can’t believe how many little errors there are in my book to correct… So stressful! Anyway, I managed to watch DWTS last night. Thing is, I’m … Continue reading

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MORE ON AMERICAN BALLET THEATER'S AVERY FISHER SEASON

Daniil Simkin and cast in Benjamin Millepied’s Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once in Gene Schiavone photo, courtesy of ABT; all photos by Gene Schiavone (except for Arron Scott headshot below and bottom picture). Just to let people know, as the … Continue reading

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HEE SEO PREPARED FOR JULIET IN PART BY WATCHING FILM ACTING

I knew there was a reason I loved her Juliet so much: ”Watching movies gave me ideas. Dancers tend to exaggerate on stage because they want to make sure that everyone sees their emotions through the movements, but in movies, … Continue reading

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BERTRAND NORMAND'S "BALLERINA" AT WALTER READE AGAIN

If you’re in New York and you missed it last winter, Bertrand Normand’s 2006 documentary, Ballerina, will show at the Walter Reade again on Monday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m. The doc follows five Kirov ballerinas — Alina Somova, Svetlana … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE INTERVIEW IN BALLETCO

Here. Oooh, he says he’s doing a modern version of Giselle (by Mats Ek), in February. Something worth going to Naples for… Above photo of Bolle with Veronika Part in Swan Lake, by Gene Schiavone.

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ROMEO HAS LEFT THE BUILDING: ROBERTO BOLLE AND IRINA DVOROVENKO CLOSE OUT ABT'S MET SEASON, LEAVING FANS DEVASTATED!

Because there aren’t nearly enough pictures of Roberto Bolle online, let me just post one more… So, it all ended Saturday night with Roberto Bolle and Irina Dvorovenko dancing the leads once again in Romeo and Juliet. I’d already seen … Continue reading

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HEE SEO: MY FAVORITE JULIET SINCE ALESSANDRA FERRI

Photo by Gene Schiavone, taken from his website. Hee Seo and Cory Stearns made their Met debuts in the R & J leads last Thursday night and if it isn’t clear from what I’ve blogged and tweeted before, and by … Continue reading

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VERONIKA PART ON DAVID LETTERMAN — WHO SAW IT?

I wish they would have discussed this picture Did you guys see it? If you missed it, basically, it was short but sweet. IMO they had Daniel Radcliffe on for far too long and her not enough, but … Anyway, … Continue reading

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MARCELO GOMES STILL MY FAVORITE!

(headshot by Jade Young) I had an insane weekend (out from early evening until not so early next morning both Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn ballroom competition, with ABT Saturday matinee of Sylvia sandwiched in between. Then spent all day … Continue reading

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GILLIAN AND ROMAN STEAL THE PIRATE SHOW, AND THE LAST OF THE SYTYCD AUDITIONS

(photo of Gillian Murphy and Roman Zhurbin in Le Corsaire, by Gene Schiavone, taken from ABT website) Ethan Stiefel was supposed to dance Ali last night at ABT, but he was out with injury. I was disappointed of course, but … Continue reading

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WHO WOULD MAKE A BETTER MODEL THAN A DANCER?

I was in the bookstore the other day looking for literary magazines and somehow got caught up in the latest issue of Vogue Hommes International. I’ve been a fan of Keanu Reeves all the way back since River’s Edge (honestly) … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2008

Okay, here’s my (late) list of favorites from 2008: (click on highlights to read what I wrote about each dance) Favorite overall dance of the year: Revelations by Alvin Ailey. Because the movement language — a unique blend of American … Continue reading

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