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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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Misty Copeland on Tavis Smiley

Apropos of our recent discussion on race and ballet, ABT’s Misty Copeland was recently on the Tavis Smiley show. She talks about race, ballet, elitism, her training, her recent appearance onstage with Prince, the immense difficulty of ballet, and of … 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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Morphoses at the Guggenheim

Over the weekend, Morphoses had its first NYC program sans former artistic director Christopher Wheeldon. They presented two pieces, at the Guggenheim, as part of the museum’s Works and Process program. They commissioned two choreographers – American Jessica Lang and … Continue reading

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ALICIA ALONSO 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT ABT

Last night was a very special night at ABT; the company put on a special show in honor of Alicia Alonso, the former ABT ballerina from Cuba who’s credited with bringing ballet to Latin America and bringing Latin American stars … 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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ABT OPENING NIGHT GALA FALL 2009: THREE PREMIERES IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND WOOD

Photo of Veronika Part in The Dying Swan, taken from Vogue; photos of the three premieres coming as soon as I receive them. After ABT‘s fall season opening night gala performance last night, the really wonderful James Wolcott and Laura … Continue reading

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TWO SYLVIAS: ROBERTO BOLLE & MICHELE WILES AND DIANA VISHNEVA & ETHAN STIEFEL

Yesterday I had one of those crazed balletomane days where I went to both matinee and evening performances of Sylvia at ABT. Cast for matinee was the esteemed Diana Vishneva as Sylvia, forever-a-heartthrob Ethan Stiefel as Aminta, the shepherd in … Continue reading

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NINA ANANIASHVILI'S FAREWELL PERFORMANCE WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATER

The widely beloved ballerina from the Republic of Georgia gave her farewell performance, of Swan Lake, with ABT to a completely packed house on Saturday night.  Angel Corella danced Siegfried and Marcelo Gomes von Rothbart. Of course it was a … Continue reading

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NATALIA OSIPOVA AND HERMAN CORNEJO'S LA SYLPHIDE

(Natalia Osipova, photo by Marc Haegeman, taken from ABT’s website) Monday night, I saw the Bolshoi’s Natalia Osipova guest-star with ABT in their production of La Sylphide. I wrote a little about her and more about Herman Cornejo, at the … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE'S ABT DEBUT

Well, I guess it’s not literally his ABT debut since he danced Romeo and Juliet with Alessandra Ferri for her farewell performance (during which I totally fell for him). But it’s his first performance as a member of the company. … Continue reading

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I WANT TO DO FISH DIVES WITH MARCELO

(photo of Marcelo Gomes and Veronika Part, by Gene Schiavone, taken from ballet.co.uk) So ABT is in the midst of its week-long Balanchine-Tchaikovsky program, which began last night, after Monday’s opening night gala. I’ve gone to both performances thus far, … Continue reading

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Doesn't Dance, Like All Art, Come From the Soul?

(photo of Xiomara Reyes, taken from ABT website). Sunday evening I attended another Works & Process event at the Guggenheim. These programs are so fantastic — they’re designed to kind of make the average person an insider, to give you … Continue reading

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