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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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Film of the Bolshoi’s DON QUIXOTE Starring Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev Showing at BAM This Thursday

For New Yorkers: this Thursday, July 21st, Emerging Pictures’ “Ballet in Cinema” series will be showing a repeat of the Bolshoi’s Don Quixote starring Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – the very same production I’d raved about here. This time, … Continue reading

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Curtain Call Photos of Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet

Here are some curtain call photos of the recent London performance of Frederick Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet, performed by Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. My friend was there and nicely sent me his photos. He says Alban Lendorf (above, 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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Natalia Osipova in ABT’s Coppelia

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor of Osipova in Coppelia, which I wrote about in my last post.

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Paloma Herrera Celebrates 20 Years with ABT

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor. On Saturday night, Paloma Herrera celebrated twenty years with ABT. Her celebratory performance was Coppelia, which she danced with Angel Corella, in one of the only performances he’ll be seen in at ABT this season, sadly. … 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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The Bolshoi’s Don Quixote

So who went to the live-streaming yesterday? The Manhattan showing was such a blast. Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist and Natalia Osipova’s friend, was there, and I saw Marc Kirshner from TenduTv and several critics. And Evan McKie, principal at the … Continue reading

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Two Live-Streams This Sunday: Natalia Osipova in Bolshoi’s Don Q, and Guggenheim’s YAGP Judging Panel Program

Live-streaming, either over the internet or into movie theaters, seems to be the in thing these days, fortunately, for those of us who can’t travel the world to see top companies perform and / or afford to attend all of … Continue reading

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Moonlight on the Beach

Happy President’s Day everyone! I’m spending the week in South Carolina at my cousin’s timeshare – I needed a few days away from New York and the ocean is  my favorite place. (If I ever have money, I’m definitely buying … Continue reading

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Is Ballet A Dying Art?

I must confess I haven’t yet read Jennifer Homans’ acclaimed but controversial history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels. I’m working hard on my second novel and have been knee deep in prison and cop memoirs and haven’t had time for much … Continue reading

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The Flames of Paris, and Emerging Pictures’ Ballet in Cinema Series

Yesterday, I was invited to a preview of a filmed recording of the Bolshoi’s The Flames of Paris. The film will begin showing in New York at the BIG Cinemas Manhattan on November 2nd and will be broadcast nationally in … Continue reading

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NATALIA OSIPOVA NOW ELECTRIFIES COPPELIA AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Wow, no summer break for Natalia Osipova. She’s now back dancing with the Bolshoi, who are currently performing at the Royal Opera House in London. The Guardian’s Judith Mackrell is awed by her Coppelia. I can only imagine; this seems … 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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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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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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NATALIA OSIPOVA MUGGED

I really hesitate to post this in case my mom still reads my blog. She’s an avid Law and Order watcher and she’s always thinking if I go for 24 hours without calling or emailing her it must be because … Continue reading

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THE INFLUENCE OF SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ON DANCE STUDIOS

Interesting article by Claudia La Rocco in the NY Times about the influence of SYTYCD on studios. (I missed SYTYCD this week; had really wanted to watch Thursday night but was at New York City Ballet all settled in my … 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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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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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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CORY STEARNS AND ISABELLA BOYLSTON IN DESIR

Here’s a photo, by Rosalie O’Conner, to go along with my two earlier posts. This was the couple I was going on about so in James Kudelka’s Desir; a photo wasn’t available earlier. I found it in Tobi Tobias’s just-posted … 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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HAUNTED BY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON :)

Last night I read from my new novel (which is still VERY much a work in progress) with the Writers Room at the Cornelia Street Cafe, and it actually went okay! Better than I expected! Several of my wonderful friends … Continue reading

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ABT GUEST-STAR NATALIA OSIPOVA'S ATHLETICALLY ASTOUNDING GISELLE

Top photo from here; bottom photo by Mark Haegeman, taken from here. The Bolshoi! Russian ballerinas! Insane extensions, insane jumps, insane speed! Last night Bolshoi ballerina Natalia Osipova guest-performed with American Ballet Theater as Giselle. David Hallberg was her Albrecht, … Continue reading

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