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BWW Reviews: ANTIGONA by Noche Flamenca and Soledad Barrio BWW Reviews: ANTIGONA by Noche Flamenca and Soledad Barrio
by Wesley Doucette - July 28, 2015

Noche Flamenca and Soledad Barrio collaborate to reconstruct the totemic Greek tragedy.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BALASOLE Celebrates 5th Anniversary BWW Reviews: BALASOLE Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by Jessica Abejar - July 22, 2015

BalaSole Dance Company celebrated its fifth anniversary this past weekend at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. For the past five years and sixteen concerts, BalaSole (which stands for "Balance" and "Solo" has given dancers, who would have otherwise been shunned by the concert dance world, a chance to sha... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOMIX's Alchemia Lacks Magic But Not Spectacle BWW Reviews: MOMIX's Alchemia Lacks Magic But Not Spectacle
by Lauren Wingenroth - July 17, 2015

Sometimes theater magic is used so greedily that it becomes entirely unmagical. The succession of unrelated illusions comprising MOMIX's Alchemia, created by artistic director Moses Pendleton, had such an effect, sacrificing sincerity and substance for the sake of shock and spectacle.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Lincoln Center Festival Presents the National Ballet of China BWW Reviews: Lincoln Center Festival Presents the National Ballet of China
by Rose Marija - July 15, 2015

Presented by the Lincoln Center Festival, on July 8, 2015, at the David H. Koch Theater, The National Ballet of China opened their 5-day run with The Peony Pavilion, considered one of the most famous love stories in Chinese literature. The modern production by the National Ballet of China (NBC) is a... (more...)
BWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to Principal BWW Reviews: At Long Last - Misty Copeland Has Been Promoted to Principal
by Rose Marija - July 14, 2015

No other ballet dancer has received more publicity than Misty Copeland during the last five years. Her promotion to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre was announced on June 30, 2015, and picked up immediately by most newspapers and television news shows, including the front page of the New ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ZviDance Takes on Escher, Bacon and Rothko at NYLA BWW Reviews: ZviDance Takes on Escher, Bacon and Rothko at NYLA
by Brendan Drake - July 07, 2015

Friday at New York Live Arts reintroduced audiences to the virtuosity and individuality that sets Zvi Gotheiner's company apart from many of his contemporaries.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's CINDERELLA BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's CINDERELLA
by Barnett Serchuk - July 06, 2015

When the Sadler's Wells (now the Royal Ballet) first performed "Cinderella" on its triumphant 1949 debut performance at the old Metropolitan Opera, John Martin, the eminent New York Times dance critic, was not engrossed. He wrote that it was difficult to be enthusiastic about it, but "if it were str... (more...)
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: Misty Copeland Transforms into Princess Clara BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland Transforms into Princess Clara
by Rose Marija - December 24, 2014

Misty Copeland transforms into Clara the Princess... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Presents THE NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: Gelsey Kirkland Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by Rose Marija - December 23, 2014

'Tis the season. On December 11, 2014 my first viewing of The Nutcracker this season was the opening night of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's delightful version, choreographed and directed by Michael Chernov, co-artistic director, after Vasili Vainonen, assisted by Gelsey Kirkland and Alexandra Lawler. Wha... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THIS BWW Reviews: Neil Greenberg Goes Back and Forward with THIS
by Brendan Drake - December 22, 2014

Last weekend New York Live Arts hosted the premier of Neil Greenberg's This, a full length work taking inspiration from Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation.... (more...)
Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next Month Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Known for its larger-than life theatricality and surreal aesthetic based on Miami's unique subculture, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre premieres two full-length dance theatre works that fuse contemporary dance, theatre, opera, music, performance art and drag.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: United Palace of Cultural Arts Presents THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: United Palace of Cultural Arts Presents THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
by Samantha Bancroft - December 19, 2014

Ever wonder what would happen to the classic tale of The Nutcracker if it was dropped into present day Upper Manhattan? Yea, me either really. But it sure did cross United Palace of Cultural Arts' (UPCA) mind this year when UPCA's executive director, Mike Fitelson, and choreographer Jennifer Weber r... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by Jessica Abejar - December 17, 2014

The sights and sounds of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker are a staple to Christmastime in New York City. The American Ballet Theatre has brought this timeless tradition to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the past five years. The Company began its final run of Artist in Resident Alexei Ratmansky's The... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City Center BWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City Center
by Marina Kennedy - December 16, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is now onstage at New York City Center through January 4th. Artistic Director Robert Battle presents an exciting and versatile series of performances to metropolitan area audiences.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances BWW Reviews: Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances
by Melia Kraus-har - December 16, 2014

Shouts and sighs intermittently filled The Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Sunday, December 14th in response to Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances: Edition 2014. Choreographers Austin McCormack and Loni Landon (both Juilliard Alumni), Kate Weare and man about town Larry Keigwin each presented a work ... (more...)
Moscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre Today Moscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

An annual tradition at the State Theatre, Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life...and snows over the audience! This fun-for-the-entire-family classic will be performed for two audiences today, December 13th.... (more...)




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