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Bww Feature: THE PYGMALION EFFECT Of Boris Eifman And His New Ballet Coming To The Segerstrom May 24Bww Feature: THE PYGMALION EFFECT Of Boris Eifman And His New Ballet Coming To The Segerstrom May 24
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 21, 2019

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excitingly welcoming the return of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with the West Coast Premiere of The Pygmalion Effect May 24-26, 2019 A new ballet from the company's award-winning artistic director and choreographer, Boris Eifman, The Pygmalion Effect is inspired by the Greek mythological tale of Pygmalion - a sculptor who became infatuated with his own life-like carving of a beautiful girl. Renowned for works that are 'bold, psychological and highly theatrical' (The New York Times), Boris Eifman infuses his signature choreographic style into this dynamic new production, set to a score by 'The Waltz King' Johann Strauss II. The Pygmalion Effect received its world premiere in St. Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre on February 6, 2019. This new production marks choreographer Boris Eifman's return to the genre of comedy or, more accurately, tragicomedy; a form which the choreographer has perfected. Eifman offers the audience a balletic interpretation of the archetypical story of Pygmalion. In the ballet the protagonist is a successful ballroom dancer who transforms a clumsy girl into a virtuoso performer. In this production, Eifman presents a comprehensive artistic and philosophical portrayal of a human personality's remarkable flexibility and ability to adjust in response to set aims and aspirations. The title is a reference to a well-known physiological phenomenon whereby a person's performance is positively influenced by the expectations of others. (more...)
BWW Interview: Choreographer Kirk Peterson and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by ARB at State Theatre NJ on 5/10BWW Interview: Choreographer Kirk Peterson and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by ARB at State Theatre NJ on 5/10
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2019

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) presents its highly anticipated world premiere, Beauty and the Beast, choreographed by the company's Resident Choreographer Kirk Peterson. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Peterson about his career and the show. (more...)
BWW Review: LA Ballet Gala 2019 at Beverly HiltonBWW Review: LA Ballet Gala 2019 at Beverly Hilton
by Amber Adams - April 17, 2019

On Thursday, April 11th, Los Angeles Ballet celebrated its 13th Annual Gala held at the Beverly Hilton. Equipped with a Red Carpet and VIP Guest List, the evening was a delight and successful fundraiser. (more...)
BWW Interview: Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng of THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Fox Theatre says it's a Beautiful Art!BWW Interview: Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng of THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Fox Theatre says it's a Beautiful Art!
by Katie Laban - December 21, 2018

The Moscow Ballet is returning to Detroit this weekend to danceThe Great Russian Nutcracker for three special performances at The Fox Theatre. There is something very special about this tour called "Musical Wunderkind," which is youth musicians in every city accompanying the Moscow Ballet's principal ballerinas in Saint Saen's "Dying Swan" from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette's movement's in Swan Lake, in many cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the Great Russian Nutcracker in a duo of musician and ballerina to the delight of audiences. Detroit audiences will have the pleasure of seeing local violinist, Kelly Deng, perform on stage with the company during the 8pm show. Deng has been playing since she was six years old and could not be more excited to be chosen as the Detroit Musical Wunderkind for the Moscow Ballet. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a few moments to speak with her about the honor, what it is like to play from such a young age, and why Detroit should come see The Great Russian Nutcracker this weekend at The Fox Theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: AN AFTERNOON OF SWEETS AND DELIGHTS with the Eglevsky BalletBWW Review: AN AFTERNOON OF SWEETS AND DELIGHTS with the Eglevsky Ballet
by Marsha Volgyi - December 20, 2018

The Nutcracker matinee presented by the Eglevsky Ballet opened with an enthusiastic welcome from the Executive Artistic Director, Maurice Brandon Curry. Mr. Curry truly choreographed this production with great attention to detail, quality, and with an unparalleled panache. The Massapequa Philharmonic under the direction of David Bernard regaled the audience with the classical music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Throughout the performance, at times, I felt as if I were listening to a pre-recorded sound track because it was so smooth. What a wonderful addition and elevated element for the audience! (more...)
BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Returns to Ruffle Feathers at The Joyce Theater This Holiday SeasonBWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Returns to Ruffle Feathers at The Joyce Theater This Holiday Season
by Cindy Sibilsky - December 17, 2018

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BWW Preview: THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Turns a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity to Honor Authentic Expressions of DiversityBWW Preview: THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Turns a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity to Honor Authentic Expressions of Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - December 11, 2018

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BWW Review: After 10 Years, Nashville Ballet's NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles and DelightsBWW Review: After 10 Years, Nashville Ballet's NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER Dazzles and Delights
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 4, 2018

As difficult as it may be to comprehend, Nashville's Nutcracker - Paul Vasterling's beautiful and evocative holiday gift to his adopted hometown - first debuted in 2008 and its return in 2018 only enhances the already stellar reputation of Nashville Ballet as the city's leading arts entity and adds more luster to the glittering resume of its artistic director, who this season celebrates his 20th anniversary leading the company. (more...)
American Ballet Theater Announces 2019 Spring SeasonAmerican Ballet Theater Announces 2019 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2018

American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 13 - July 6, will feature a World Premiere work by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky in programs dedicated entirely to his works in honor of the choreographer's 10th year with the Company. (more...)
BWW Review: Nashville Ballet Brings SEVEN DEADLY SINS To Life at TPACBWW Review: Nashville Ballet Brings SEVEN DEADLY SINS To Life at TPAC
by Cillea Houghton - October 23, 2018

Always finding unique ways to tell the stories of the world, the Nashville Ballet offered the SEVEN DEADLY SINS for the second year in a row, artistically exploring the darkest depths of our souls. (more...)
Ballet Palm Beach Announces Partnership With The King's Academy Conservatory Of Arts In West Palm BeachBallet Palm Beach Announces Partnership With The King's Academy Conservatory Of Arts In West Palm Beach
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2018

Colleen Smith, Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach today announced a partnership with The King's Academy Conservatory of Arts in West Palm Beach, through which the professional dance company will present four major ballets during the 2018-2019 season. The performances will be presented at the Academy's Page Family Center for Performing Arts, located at 8401 Belvedere Road (33411). (more...)
BWW Interview: Xiaoxiao Cao of XIAOXIAO DESIGNSBWW Interview: Xiaoxiao Cao of XIAOXIAO DESIGNS
by Caryn Cooper - August 26, 2018

Have you ever been to your local dancewear store or shopped online looking for a cute, elegant, or just a different leotard? As ballet dancers, in addition to dancing in beautiful tutus and costumes on stage, we also want to look nice in the dance studio for class, rehearsal, and auditions! And that is what the leotards of Xiaoxiao Designs provide. Started by professional ballet dancer and entrepreneur, Xiaoxiao Cao in 2015, Xiaoxiao Designs has leotards for every ballerina to stand out, and feel beautiful and confident. (more...)
BWW Previews: FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE SEASON at Grand Opera HouseBWW Previews: FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE SEASON at Grand Opera House
by Greer Firestone - August 21, 2018

If Aisle Say was a multi-talented superior athlete and could choose from an array of sports to excel, down on my list would be ballet. Why? No season off to indulge in food and drink fantasies, rigorous abuse to the body, inferior pay and way, way too much discipline required. (more...)
BWW Interview: National Ballet of Canada's Jack Bertinshaw Talks FRAME BY FRAMEBWW Interview: National Ballet of Canada's Jack Bertinshaw Talks FRAME BY FRAME
by Taylor Long - June 2, 2018

Visionary Canadian director Robert Lepage teams up with Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer and Choreographer at the National Ballet of Canada to present FRAME BY FRAME. We spoke to Second Soloist Jack Bertinshaw, playing filmmaker Norman McLaren, about his life as a professional dancer, the unique challenges in bringing a man's life to life on the stage, and the incredible three-year collaborative process to prepare FRAME BY FRAME for its world premiere. (more...)
BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 23, 2018

Leonid Sarafanov from Kiev, Ukraine is a principal ballet dancer with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia and a Teatro alla Scala soloist, and was a special guest star in this dazzling one night's performance of Don Quixote at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, playing Basilio with much flair and specificity. The company, playing two evenings in Los Angeles, presented Sleeping Beauty on Friday evening, May 18th and the lively Don Quixote for one exciting and much anticipated performance on Saturday, May 19th, at the historic Orpheum Theatre, in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)
BWW Interview: Celebrating the Achievements of the Latino Culture with BALLET HISPANICOBWW Interview: Celebrating the Achievements of the Latino Culture with BALLET HISPANICO
by Caryn Cooper - May 9, 2018

On a typical Monday evening, most folks find themselves on their way home after a long day of work, beginning to unwind for the night, or enjoying the spring evening outside sitting on a bench or having a nice glass of wine. But May 7, 2018 was a special evening to celebrate the impact of Latino leaders at the Ballet Hispanico CARNAVAL gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. In addition to being the company's annual fundraiser, it is also a time to celebrate the impact of Ballet Hispanico in communities across the nation while honoring four pioneers and influential Latino leaders whose contributions have made them a major force in their respective fields around the world. (more...)
BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Concludes Season Swimmingly with Exceptional, Enchanting LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Concludes Season Swimmingly with Exceptional, Enchanting LITTLE MERMAID
by Veronica Bruscini - April 28, 2018

THE LITTLE MERMAID elegantly concludes Festival Ballet Providence's ruby anniversary season. This production is certain to enchant younger audiences with its fairy-tale backdrop and its colorful characters, and discerning dance enthusiasts will unreservedly applaud the ballet's sophisticated choreography and skillful presentation. (more...)
BWW Review: NYC BALLET:  ROBBINS CENTENNIAL (BERNSTEIN, GLASS, AND VERDI) at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NYC BALLET: ROBBINS CENTENNIAL (BERNSTEIN, GLASS, AND VERDI) at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - April 1, 2018

For his Centennial, the New York City Ballet chose to honor its former co-ballet master in chief by highlighting his range through three works: the modern and minimalist 'Glass Pieces,' the fun and light-hearted 'Fancy Free,' and the classical and elegant 'The Four Seasons.' Each is distinct, and collectively the productions and the wonderful performances bring to life the work of a master. (more...)
BWW Review: National Ballet's MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian ProgramBWW Review: National Ballet's MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian Program
by Taylor Long - March 6, 2018

Slip into a painting. Slip into the life of a man. Slip into nature. MADE IN CANADA stimulates the imagination with a program of three invigorating Canadian ballets - Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave You, James Kudelka's The Four Seasons, and Crystal Pite's Emergence. This program offers something for everyone from classical choreography, to contemporary and everything in between. (more...)
BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Stages Ethereal, Effervescent THE LITTLE PRINCEBWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence Stages Ethereal, Effervescent THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Veronica Bruscini - March 5, 2018

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) opens its Black Box Theatre to imagination and adventure with an utterly captivating staging of THE LITTLE PRINCE. Boyko Dossev's gorgeous choreography for this production shows off the finest, most sophisticated skills of FBP's dancers, and the company dazzles with a compelling and complex performance. In a season dedicated to celebrating FBP's ruby anniversary, THE LITTLE PRINCE stands out as a real gem. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYEBWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYE
by Taylor Long - February 25, 2018

'It's a dream come true,' says dancer Brendan Saye. Recently promoted to First Soloist, Saye will be making two role debuts this season with the National Ballet of Canada - the Lead Man in James Kudelka's 'The Four Seasons' (part of 'Made in Canada') and Prince Florimund in Rudolf Nureyev's production of Tchaikovsky's 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Talking to BroadwayWorld.com's Taylor Long, Saye discusses his love for Riverdance as a child, the illness that forced him to take a two-year break from dancing, and the special place 'The Four Seasons' holds in his heart. (more...)
BWW Interview: The Story of Trailblazing Ballerina RAVEN WILKINSONBWW Interview: The Story of Trailblazing Ballerina RAVEN WILKINSON
by Caryn Cooper - February 14, 2018

Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson is a new children's book, that tells the little-known story of the world-renowned Raven Wilkinson- the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. This biography was written by Leda Schubert with illustrations by Theodore Taylor III and a forward by ABT Principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)
BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Stunning Performance of Stephen Mills' LIGHTBWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Stunning Performance of Stephen Mills' LIGHT
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 13, 2018

Some 90 captivating minutes of creative, imaginative movement, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project features the superb dancers of Nashville Ballet at their finest, bringing to life history in such a way that left their audiences rapt, riveted to the smallest of moments and the largest of themes as they are conveyed onstage to a stunning, stirring musical score. (more...)
BWW Review: RICHMOND BALLET'S The Sleeping BeautyBWW Review: RICHMOND BALLET'S The Sleeping Beauty
by Melia Kraus-har - February 11, 2018

In a first experience observing the company, overall they were most effective as turners rather than jumpers, with masterful articulation of their legs and torsos. Story ballets provide an opportunity to maximize each company member (several taking on multiple roles). With the moderate size of the company, a clear camaraderie propelled the partnering. (more...)
BWW Review: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia in BrooklynBWW Review: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia in Brooklyn
by Marsha Volgyi - December 23, 2017

The Sunday matinee performance, on December 17, 2017, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performed the iconic ballet The Nutcracker. This company brought the enchantment from the East to the venue of On Stage at Kingsborough Community College. A sold-out performance! The audience was comprised mostly of local Brighton Beach and other Brooklynites. The music of The Nutcracker is one of my top three favorite ballet scores and there are numerous reasons for that. Yet, my favorite reason is the ease by which choreography can be created for each piece of this fairy tale. (more...)

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