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BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan Queen BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan Queen
by Rose Marija - July 02, 2015

At the matinee performance of Swan Lake on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Misty Copeland spread her wings, giving her first New York City performance of Odette-Odile in ABT's Swan Lake, choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, to the glorious music of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL BALLET Offers an Uneven Mixed Bill by British Choreographers
by Sondra Forsyth - June 29, 2015

The second program of the Royal Ballet of England's return to New York City after an 11-year hiatus – and the first appearance of the company at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center – was an ambitious but not entirely successful presentation of works by British choreographers. The greatest failing was... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet
by Rose Marija - June 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, I was privileged to be in attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Misty Copeland's debut performance of Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score. This ballet has been in ABT's repertory since 1985, with scenery and costumes... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special
by Lauren Wingenroth - June 24, 2015

In the wake of Julie Kent's Saturday retirement performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' emerges American Ballet Theatre's week-long run of 'Swan Lake' - their first production without the talents of their three recently retired superstars: Kent, Paloma Herrera, and Xiomara Reyes. Now one of only two Ameri... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan
by Melia Kraus-har - June 23, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 75th anniversary spring season honored the legacy of the company's seasoned dancers and showcased its younger ranks. Mixed bills displaying a range of classic and neo-classic roles segued into ABT's strongest realm: the story ballet. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie offered... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Polish National Ballet BWW Reviews: The Polish National Ballet
by Barnett Serchuk - June 22, 2015

Having visited Poland at least 50 times in my life, you'd think I would have sampled some opera, dance or music recital in the country. I suppose I had to be back on American soil to finally catch up with the Polish National Ballet, now playing at the Joyce Theater, offering two works by Pastor and ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Yehuda Hyman's Mar Vista BWW Reviews: Yehuda Hyman's Mar Vista
by Barnett Serchuk - June 19, 2015

Yehuda Hyman's 'Mar Vista (Spanish for 'view of the sea') is a presentation of his Mystical Feet Company, a warm and poignant remembrance of his parents, two seemingly mismatched misfits who found each other. I wasn't sure what to expect when I entered the 14th Street Y on Sunday, June 14, 2015, but... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Debutaunte Brings Texas Traditions to Red Hook BWW Reviews: Debutaunte Brings Texas Traditions to Red Hook
by Lauren Wingenroth - June 19, 2015

Who knew that lodged in a Red Hook warehouse is a porthole to the deep south? Mary John Frank's wild and detail-driven imagination transports participants who must be called party-goers, not audience members, to the world of Debutaunte, a world that feels as real and full-bodied as any of the high-b... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - June 17, 2015

Remember history class in high school? The teacher presented a lecture and told us how exciting a certain historical period had been, going on to incessantly bore us because we had no recourse other than to take indecipherable notes we couldn't understand later, finally coming to the conclusion that... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and Dance BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and Dance
by Jessica Abejar - June 12, 2015

Nearly two weeks after famed dancer Dudley Williams' passing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took to the stage at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for a fitting tribute. Though the program was already set, the sudden passing led to the addition of "A Song for You" from Love Songs and ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cedar Lake Farewell Performance BWW Reviews: Cedar Lake Farewell Performance
by Jennifer Fried - June 11, 2015

I remember where I was when I found out that Cedar Lake was closing--and so do most members of the New York City dance scene.  Reactions varied from shock, confusion, anger to the "oh, well all those dancers will get jobs in other companies, so who cares." ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: AL SON SON Rouses at Tribeca Performing Arts Center BWW Reviews: AL SON SON Rouses at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
by Matt Hanson - June 10, 2015

Ever seen the real Roma, the homegrown flamenco of Spain? It's the kind of harmonic and choreographic precision that leaves a theater breathless, with countless eyes in a daze trying to follow each step of a dancer, pluck of a guitarist and intonation of a singer.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Victory Dance Project BWW Reviews: The Victory Dance Project
by Barnett Serchuk - June 08, 2015

The Victory Dane Project celebrated its first anniversary on May 11, 2015, with a program that, if not stirring or original, at least caught my interest to see the well trained and very passionately committed young dancers.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Performs La Bayadere BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Performs La Bayadere
by Rose Marija - June 05, 2015

Set in the Royal India of the past, La Bayadere is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice. On Tuesday, June 2nd, at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, I was transported to this far away place and time by a marvelous cast, with some of ABT's finest dancers, in a mag... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Junk Ensemble at La Ma Ma Moves Festival BWW Reviews: Junk Ensemble at La Ma Ma Moves Festival
by Brendan Drake - June 05, 2015

Wolf Heads, Ostrich Feathers and Ukelele strumming dancers invaded the cavernous Ellen Stewert Theater for Dublin based Junk Ensembles US premier of 'Dusk Ahead'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Brian Brooks Opens Joyce Run With Premieres BWW Reviews: Brian Brooks Opens Joyce Run With Premieres
by Lauren Wingenroth - June 04, 2015

Brian Brooks opened his too-short Joyce Theater run with Divisions, a piece comprised of sheets of wood, one for each of his six dancers. At first, strict formality dictates the invisible maze the dancers erect as they glide through the space, their sheets slicing along beside them. Their sheets cer... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE DEBORAH ZALL PROJECT: IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN at Martha Graham Studio Theatre BWW Reviews: THE DEBORAH ZALL PROJECT: IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN at Martha Graham Studio Theatre
by Samantha Bancroft - June 03, 2015

Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Deborah Zall, restaged six of her dramatic female solos for the first time this past Thursday at the Martha Graham Studio Theater at Westbeth. This legendary choreography was taken down from the dance bookshelf, brushed off, and performed good as ne... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of Dancers BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2015 WORKSHOP Offers a Mostly Polished and Always Charming Peek at the Upcoming Generation of Dancers
by Sondra Forsyth - June 02, 2015

SAB's annual Workshop performances have been a treasured staple on NYC dance lovers' calendars ever since 1965 when the legendary Alexandra Danilova, then a faculty member, initiated the iconic spring ritual. The event is not a graduation ceremony, but rather a tantalizing glimpse of what the future... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Met BWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Met
by Wesley Doucette - June 01, 2015

Review of ABT's timeless recreation of Tchaikovsky and Petipa's 'Sleeping Beauty' as staged by Ratmansky.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Scottish Ballet Brings Americana to the Kennedy Center BWW Reviews: The Scottish Ballet Brings Americana to the Kennedy Center
by Frances Steiner - June 01, 2015

The Scottish Ballet performed A Streetcar Named Desire as a ballet at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, May 29th.  On its face, this is a ridiculous statement.  How could a foreign company perform the iconic American story by Tennessee Williams, much less translate it into pure movement?  However, the... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, May 30 2015 BWW Reviews: VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, Old Rep Theatre Birmingham, May 30 2015
by Jenny Antill - June 01, 2015

Without a resident theatre or base, Vienna Festival Ballet have achieved remarkable things over the last 35 years since its conception by Austria's most successful ballet dancer, Peter Mallek. They are very much a touring company living and working out of a suitcase but in doing so, have created a s... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WENDY WHELAN/ RESTLESS CREATURE at The Joyce BWW Reviews: WENDY WHELAN/ RESTLESS CREATURE at The Joyce
by Wesley Doucette - May 29, 2015

Wendy Whelan's 'Restless Creature' is an experiment in choreographic development worthy of cultivation.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK BWW Reviews: LA SYLPHIDE and HEAR THE DANCE: DENMARK
by Wesley Doucette - May 28, 2015

The Danish choreographer August Bournonville, who predates the NYCBallet's founding by a century, still delights audiences with a repertory cultivated from his Royal Danish Ballet. His aesthetic sparks with joyful spontaneity, and even his most tragic works seem lightly brushed with a pastel warmth.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Presents 21st Century Choreographers BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Presents 21st Century Choreographers
by Rose Marija - May 28, 2015

On May 21, 2015, at the David Koch Theater, New York City Ballet performed three works created by choreographers of today.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet's Bournonville Divertissements and La Sylphide BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet's Bournonville Divertissements and La Sylphide
by Barnett Serchuk - May 27, 2015

So how far does an afternoon of Bournonville go? I would love to say a long way, yet in the performance on Sunday, May 24 at the Koch Theater, the dancers of the New York City Ballet proved that, while soaring high octane is definitely in their blood, the softer sounds and characterizations of Bourn... (more...)



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