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PROGRAM 4 at San Francisco Ballet makes everything old new

San Francisco Ballet at Alexei Ratmansky’s West Coast Premiere Seasons San Francisco Ballet’s final program of the 2022 season covers a parcel of territory, like almost two centuries of ballet. Opening with the Bournonvilles The sylph dating from 1836 and generally considered to be the oldest narrative ballet in existence, and ending with Alexei Ratmansky’s […]

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New Ballet 5th Annual FAST FORWARD Contemporary Ballet Announced at Hammer Theater Center

Fast Forward offers the opportunity for award-winning and avant-garde choreographers, local and from across the country, to experiment. Choreographers Amy Seiwert, Duncan Cooper, Marika Brussel, Mariana Sobral and Dalia Rawson create brand new works that push the boundaries of classical ballet. Set to music ranging from classical to live-performing singer-songwriters, this program will provide audiences […]

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Houston Ballet’s Next Performance, George Balanchine’s ‘Jewels,’ Inspired $1.4 Million Gala

Blink and you’d miss the ruby-shaped dance floor at the Wortham Theater Center on Saturday night. Look up and a cluster of diamond fabric chandeliers towered overhead. Loose gemstones were thrown onto the walls of the grand foyer next to paintings — not portraits — of Houston Ballet dancers dressed in jewel tones. On February […]

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The show must continue? Classical ballet company faces security concerns

A leak was discovered in the ceiling of the hall where the Classical Ballet Society meets. Photo illustration by Grace Everett By Danika Young | Journalist / Anchor LTVN Since its inception, the Baylor Classical Ballet Society has fought to provide a safe dance space for its members. Kat Kiesling, Frisco master’s candidate and president […]

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WA Ballet’s Australian premiere of Robert Bondara’s work Take Me With You at Platinum: Ballet at the Quarry

While many dancers change careers to become choreographers following their retirement from professional performance, Polish dancer Robert Bondara retired from performing because of it. His success as a freelance choreographer had come at a cost, making it difficult to continue to deliver the quality that the Polish National Ballet demanded of its dancers, after company […]

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San Francisco Ballet’s PROGRAM 1 at the War Memorial Opera House literally jumps for joy

The San Francisco Ballet is back – with a vengeance! The first program of their 2022 season ends with arguably the happiest 35 minutes of dance ever created, George Balanchineneoclassical masterpiece Symphony in C. On Bizet’s sparkling First Symphony, composed when he was just 17, the entire ballet is a delight, but it peaks in […]

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Boston Ballet presents ChoreograpHER in March

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces ChoreograpHER, a female-led program celebrating innovative women in all creative fields, including choreography, music, design and visual arts. The program will include five world premieres from New York City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Tiler Peck, choreographer Claudia Schreier, visual artist Shantell Martin, Boston Ballet principal dancer and […]

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Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘The Nutcracker’ with Texture Contemporary Ballet | Events of regional interest

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”, featuring the Texture Ballet School and guest dancers from the Texture Contemporary Ballet on Saturday, December 11 at 11 am and 3 pm at the Palace Theater, Greensburg. WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer will direct the performances. “We are delighted to […]

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Ballet Theater Company’s Live Performances Return to West Hartford – We-Ha

“Falls” again in love live performance at the studio of the Ballet Theater Company in West Hartford. BTC resident dancers pictured with guest choreographer Derek Brockington in rehearsal. Photo by Tracy Dorman Submitted On November 5 and 6, at 7 p.m., Ballet Theater Company (BTC) will present its first live ballet show since December 2020. […]

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The Boston Ballet takes off with a bang

In addition to returning to Citizens Bank Opera House for its 2021-2022 season of live performances, the Boston Ballet is also offering a virtual four-program package. The second of these will be “The Gift”, which debuted last December; it presents a modern version of “The Nutcracker” on Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” from 1960 and choreographed […]

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KNB will present a ballet inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels

Poster for “Jewels”, presented by the National Ballet of Korea (KNB) The National Ballet of Korea will perform “Jewels,” choreographed by George Balanchine. The state ballet company will take the stage with the 1967 ballet for the first time at the Seoul Arts Center from October 20 to 24. Ballet legend Balanchine, known for his […]

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Aurea Ensemble and Festival Ballet Providence team up for ‘Daybreak’

Aurea Ensemble and Festival Ballet Providence are proud to announce an exciting collaborative program, “Daybreak”, inspired by Langston Hughes’ iconic poem, “Daybreak in Alabama”. The program will include Aurea’s signature blend of poetry, harmonica improvisation and chamber music, as well as extraordinary contemporary ballet from Festival Ballet Providence. This exciting free event will take place […]

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Tampa City Ballet will present INTERSTICES

Two performances will be presented on October 9 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Cuban Club, 2010 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba at 14th Street, Tampa. INTERSTICES – A Break in Continuity features over 25 dancers and musicians taken from “traditional” sets and introduced to audiences moving in and around the historic Cuban […]

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Dance Revue: ‘Ballet Coast To Coast’ closes ‘another inspiring summer’ at Jacob’s Pillow | Berkshire landscapes

BECKET — In the program note for her “Home Studies: Parlor Floor Life,” choreographer Helen Pickett writes, regarding the process of creating and rehearsing ballet with her dancers on Zoom, “We needed to create , so we found our way. The dance prevailed. Dance also prevailed at Jacob’s Pillow this summer, after a particularly difficult […]

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MEN & WOMEN BALLET DANCERS

Society: Neville Dance Theater, Inc.Site: New York, NYCompensation: Allowances paid NEVILLE Dance Theater is seeking excellent male and female classical ballet dancers (points and partners) with a neoclassical/contemporary lineup for company positions for our fall season of new works and repertoire revivals from September 8 to November 6 2021. When: Saturday, September 4, 2021 between […]

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Ballet Theater Company Creates Resident Dancer Program in West Hartford | News

WEST HARTFORD — The Ballet Theater Company is moving into its next phase with the establishment of a company of resident dancers. The company, which is a non-profit organization, has provided opportunities for professional dancers and performers in Greater Hartford since its inception 22 years ago. However, this is the first time it has offered […]

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Things to do in Miami: Miami Cuban Classical Ballet at the Fillmore June 5, 2021

An annual gala is a tradition for most dance companies. Miami’s Cuban Classical Ballet is no different. CCBM will present its Classic Grand Gala on Saturday, June 5 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. However, instead of a usual fundraising gala, CCBM will use this performance as a celebration of dance […]

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Miami Cuban Classical Ballet Presents Annual Gala

Miami Cuban Classical Ballet dancers perform in ‘La Vivandière Pas de Six’, one of the ballets to be presented at the Grand Classic Gala on June 5. Courtesy of Carlos Llano An annual gala is a tradition for most dance companies. Miami Cuban Classical Ballet is no different. CCBM will present its classic grand gala […]

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Preview: “Ballet under the stars” prepares “a real treat” for the public of Spoleto

For four days, five dancers from two different dance companies will come together to perform Ballet under the stars. Spoleto presents this event Friday through Monday on the Rivers Green Outdoor Stage at the College of Charleston. Two of the dancers are from American Ballet Theater, while three are from New York City Ballet. Ballet […]

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Minnetonka Classical Ballet Training School Prepares Dancers for Professional Careers

Inspiring young ballet dancers to achieve excellence through their technique and love of the art, WestMet Classical Training in Long Lake provides pre-professional guidance to students interested in pursuing a serious career in concert dance. Open since May 2020 (for virtual classes, later expanded to in-person instruction), Allynne Noelle and Thomas Brown have used their […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Announces 2021 Digital Spring Season

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/09/2021 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) — Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the launch of its digital spring season, titled Strength. Resilience. Beauty., featuring newly filmed productions of classic ballets, world premieres and principal solo performances. The season will pay tribute to the late Barbara Weisberger (1926-2020), who founded Pennsylvania […]

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Black Girl Magic in Classical Ballet

Ibe Imo, Contributor HBS Online participant Ibe Imo writes about I-lab Venture participant La’Toya Princess Jackson and her life journey that led her to launch an original ballet production; with resilience and challenge, she confronts norms and reinvents possibilities to create spaces for black boys and girls. La’Toya Jackson (Princess) was born in Fort Worth, […]

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Magic of the black girl in classical ballet

Ibe Imo, Contributor Ibe Imo, a HBS Online participant, writes about La’Toya Princess Jackson, an I-lab Venture participant, and her life journey that led her to launch an original ballet production; with resilience and challenge, she confronts norms and reinvents the possibilities of creating spaces for black boys and girls. La’Toya Jackson (Princess) was born […]

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American contemporary ballet steps into glamor with “Astaire Dances III” performances

Josh Brown and Cara Hansvick dance “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Photo: Mary Joyce For its latest performance, the American Contemporary Ballet of Los Angeles revisits the glamor of Fred Astaire’s jazz-infused choreography with costumes to complete the recreation of magical moves. “It’s wonderful and special to see a man dressed to perfection […]

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Texture Contemporary Ballet prepares local dance dishes for the season opener

Alexandra Tiso (Photo: Mark Simpson Photography) By Steve SucatoPittsburgh Current Dance [email protected] Home cooking has been a staple of Texture Contemporary Ballet and its menu of dance works has been served to local audiences for the past decade. For its ninth season opener fly and fall, July 18-21 at the New Hazlett Theater, the company […]

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Inside Texture Contemporary Ballet’s Uncharted | Dance | Pittsburgh

Marc Simpson Photography The unknown dancers Alexandra Tiso and Alan Obuzor Alexander Graham Bell’s adage “When one door closes, another door opens” came true for Alexandra Tiso of Texture Contemporary Ballet. to earn a place in the professional company. When that door closed, Alan Obuzor, one of her instructors at PBT, opened the door to […]

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When it comes to classical ballet, the all-male Trocks are at the forefront | arts and culture

NORTH ADAMS — In tutus, toe shoes and stage make-up, the dancers of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are gorgeous and hard-working. The bodies are muscular, broad-shouldered and tall, with unabashed body hair. No wraith-like waifs in this company of men. Saturday night, Jacob’s Pillow brings The Trocks to the Mass MoCA for an […]

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Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy’s dedicated students hope their performance of ‘Nutcracker’ will stand out again | Culture & Leisure

Hot off the heels of last weekend’s Anchorage Concert Association “Nutcracker” extravaganza, every production company in south-central Alaska is taking a turn in the classic Christmas ballet. Pulse Dance Studio is there this weekend, as is the Glenn Massay Theater down the valley, but let’s not forget that ‘The Nutcracker’ is at the heart of […]

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A dancer takes on the ultimate classical ballet challenge

On Saturday afternoons, Alexandra MacDonald performs one of the most difficult movements in classical ballet – the Rose Adagio. “The adage of the rose is iconic,” MacDonald said, speaking weeks before her performance of Princess Aurora in the National Ballet of Canada’s 2018 production. Sleeping Beauty. The technically demanding move comes in the first act […]

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Live music highlights Texture Contemporary Ballet’s seventh season | Dance | Pittsburgh

Music takes center stage in the seventh season of Texture Contemporary Ballet, resounding soundJuly 20-23 at the New Hazlett Theater. The three-act program features seven works performed by members of Texture Company and guest dancers from Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Quad Cities Ballet, Butler University and Point Park University. Two major premieres will close the program, […]

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Texture Contemporary Ballet closes its season with a program of new works | Dance | Pittsburgh

Texture Contemporary Ballet closes its home season with Speed, a program of new ballets by members of the company, from March 17-19 at the New Hazlett Theatre. As usual, the production includes premieres from Artistic Director Alan Obuzor and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Bartman, starting with Bartman’s “When a Fairytale Ends.” Set to music by […]

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The Columns » Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates the diversity of dance » Washington and Lee University

By Julie ClineDecember 20, 2016 The Lenfest Center for the Arts at Washington and Lee University presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Influenced by a wide range of distinct dance styles, rhythms and periods, Complexions Contemporary Ballet reflects the rich diversity present in our world, through its exciting range of mixed cultures and dance forms. Complexions comes […]

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Texture Contemporary Ballet brings new voices | Dance | Pittsburgh

For his latest production, reflections, Texture Contemporary Ballet adds a bit more texture. The company, whose programs for five seasons have been dominated by the ballets of artistic director Alan Obuzor and associate artistic director Kelsey Bartman, will include works by three other choreographers, including a performance by guest dancer and quadruple amputee Kiera Brinkley. […]

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Youth, maturity and physique in the new classical ballet

In 2007, Misty Copeland became one of classical ballet’s most recognizable figures when she secured a spot as the first black soloist in two decades to perform with American Ballet Theatre. Five years later, she continued to make history by becoming the first African-American woman to take on the title role in Igor Stravinsky’s iconic […]