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Roberto Bolle’s Fridge

In a recent issue of the Italian magazine Corriere della Serra, Roberto Bolle (along with several other celebrities) revealed the contents of his refrigerators – both the one he keeps in his New York home, and the one in his … Continue reading

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Robotic Roberto Bolle: DANCING ATOMS

Have you guys seen this? Dancing Atoms was created through a collaboration between Bolle and MIT researchers. Bolle’s movement was traced and then digitally replicated with a 3D laser scanner. “Motion-capture technologies make it possible, for the first time, to … 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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Roberto Bolle’s Proust Questionnaire

How fun – it’s Roberto Bolle answering Vanity Fair‘s Proust Questionnaire, in Italian, with English subtitles.

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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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SLSG’s Dance Highlights of 2010

Instead of trying to remember which were my favorite performances of the year, I’m just going back through my blog archives from January of this year and linking to the most memorable posts. More fun that way! A lot happened … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle & Robert Wilson’s “Perchance to Dream” Scared the Crap Out of Me

My friend, Oberon, told me about this exhibit – a video installation by Robert Wilson showcasing Roberto Bolle, showing at Center 548 in Chelsea, as part of Milano New York Isaloni. So I went to check it out yesterday. Scared … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle in Hercules Magazine

Here are a couple of pix of Roberto Bolle with Italian model Mariacarla Boscono in Hercules Magazine. See more from the spread here. Photos by Paola Kudacki.

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Who Will Play Romeo in the Film Version of Anne Fortier’s “Juliet”?

Haha, I don’t even think this book has been optioned yet for film! It should be though – it’s very cinematic. All throughout reading it, I kept “seeing” Romeo – and always as one of my favorite male dancers who’s … Continue reading

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Roberto Bolle on the Intersection of Fashion and Ballet

Here’s an interview with Roberto Bolle backstage at Dolce & Gabbana’s 20th anniversary show in June. He talks about ballet and fashion, saying both have to do with the aesthetics of the body and movement, and that fashion is very … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE AT THE PIAZZA SAN MARCO

Roberto Bolle and Friends are performing July 27th at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, as part of a gala to benefit the National Trust for Italy. The way the Italians talk about him, he must be so beloved there. … 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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SWAN LAKE: VERONIKA PART AND CORY STEARNS

Here are some fabulous curtain call pics from last night’s Swan Lake at ABT. They’re taken by the wonderful Kokyat, and were sent to me by Oberon. Thanks so much, you guys! Veronika was divine in the role, as always. … Continue reading

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OH NO ROBERTO!!!

For those who haven’t heard, Roberto Bolle is injured and will be out the rest of the ABT summer season. That means there will be no stalking expedition guided tour of the bowels of the Met at the end of … 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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GET WELL SOON, ROBERTO!

There’s been a casting change for ABT’s La Bayadere tomorrow (Saturday) night. Roberto Bolle (above, with Julie Kent) is injured and is being replaced by Cory Stearns (below). This will be Cory’s debut as Solor. Veronika Part is still dancing … Continue reading

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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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OH TO BE IN ITALY RIGHT NOW…

Where Roberto Bolle is appearing naked in Mats Ek’s Giselle. Seriously, from what I’ve read, Ek’s version of the ballet looks really interesting: it’s moved up to contemporary times and is set in a mental hospital. Photo taken from OperaChic.

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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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ROBERTO BOLLE OUT WITH MINOR INJURY

Oh no. Roberto Bolle has had to cancel a couple performances in Europe, including a “naked debut” in the esteemed Opera Chic’s words, due to a slight injury that required minor surgery. Speedy recovery, Mr. Bolle. Speaking of said naked … 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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MARCELO GOMES, THE FAVORITE, ON YOUTUBE

I have been called a “bad Marcelo fan” for continuously chatting about Roberto Bolle, as I did, for ex., in the last post (I don’t think any current dancer promotes himself quite as much as Roberto, and he promotes ballet … Continue reading

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AN ATHLETE IN TIGHTS: ROBERTO BOLLE BY BRUCE WEBER

Went to my local bookstore last night and couldn’t find it, but apparently it’s now available for sale in online (European) bookstores at least. In addition to original writing by Weber and Bolle, it includes text by D.H. Lawrence, and … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE MENTIONED IN SYTYCD REVIEW

Roberto Bolle (photo from here) is mentioned in a So You Think You Can Dance review in Entertainment Weekly. Kate Ward is a smart writer I agree with practically everything she says in that write-up. I watched this week’s show … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE AT FASHION WEEK IN MILAN

Speaking of Baz Luhrmann, Roberto Bolle, who has said recently that he’d like to work with the director, was spotted at opening ceremonies for Milan’s Fashion week, which kicked off yesterday. Via Treehugger. For more Fashion Week photos and vids, … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE'S ROCK STAR PERSONA IN ROLLING STONE ITALIA

So one thing I’ll be doing this weekend is looking for the September issue of Rolling Stone Italia, in which, according to Opera Chic, Roberto Bolle is posed, by photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, as several rock stars including Freddy Mercury, … Continue reading

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ROBERTO BOLLE AND FRIENDS

How funny. Craig Salstein had mentioned this to me last night and today Opera Chic posts about it.

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CRAIG SALSTEIN TO THE RESCUE

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, for ABT, of Craig Salstein acting as angel between a warring Ethan Stiefel (airborne) and Herman Cornejo (crouching) in Tharp’s Rabbit and Rogue. So last night I went to Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses at Central Park’s SummerStage, … Continue reading

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BRUCE WEBER'S BOOK OF ROBERTO BOLLE PHOTOS

is available for pre-order on Amazon. Good lord, look at those tag categories down below…

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