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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...)
American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San F... (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: 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...)
World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Balle... (more...)
New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre New English Ballet Theatre Coming to St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE and guests will present four special performances at the St James Theatre in London during August to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort. DANCING FOR NEPAL will see New English Ballet Theatre and friends perform a varied and exciting programme that will cons... (more...)
Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20. ... (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...)
Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28 Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28.... (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...)
Kozlova's Dance Conservatory's Annual Gala Set for 6/19 Kozlova's Dance Conservatory's Annual Gala Set for 6/19
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

On the heels of the Kozlova International Ballet Competition is the Annual Gala of Kozlova's Dance Conservatory, her school located in midtown Manhattan.    The young dancers will celebrate both classical and contemporary works at the performance, which will include excerpts from the classics, La Sy... (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...)
School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000 School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit Raises More Than $890,000
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

The School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance Benefit 2015 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 raised more than $890,000 for scholarships and school programs. The evening began with cocktails at 5:30pm in Juilliard's Morse Hall, followed by the performance at 7pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincol... (more...)
BWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus Jazz BWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus Jazz
by Barnett Serchuk - June 02, 2015

On Sunday, June 31, 2015, New York City Ballet offered the sweet, the mundane, and the historical. If I were a lyricist I could write a song about this, but since my iambic pentameter is almost non-existent, and my Stephen Sondheim thesaurus nowhere to be found, I guess I'll have to push forward in ... (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...)
Pennsylvania Ballet Promotes Soloist Alexander Peters to Principal Dancer Pennsylvania Ballet Promotes Soloist Alexander Peters to Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (June 1, 2015) – Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce that Soloist Alexander Peters has been promoted to Principal Dancer, the highest rank in the Company, for the 2015-2016 Season. ... (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: 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...)
Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14 Sylvie Guillem to Give Farewell Performance in LIFE IN PROGRESS, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

New York, N.Y., May 28, 2015 – After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York... (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...)
Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center Sylvie Guillem to Perform Final U.S. Performances at City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After an unparalleled career that has spanned nearly 35 years of ballet and contemporary dance, Olivier Award winner Sylvie Guillem will give her farewell performance on the American stage in Life in Progress, a dance program of both existing and new works, at New York City Center from November 12 -... (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'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...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents Othello, of Lar Lubovitch BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents Othello, of Lar Lubovitch
by Rose Marija - May 27, 2015

On Wednesday evening, May 20, 2015, a superb cast of ABT principal and soloist dancers performed Lar Lubovitch's dramatic ballet, Othello, A dance in Three Acts, premiered by the Company on May 23, 1997 and now presented to commemorate its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. The 15-performance engagement kicks off with The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit on ... (more...)



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by Barnett Serchuk