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Smuin Contemporary Ballet wraps up its 28th season with DANCE SERIES 2: PS FOREVER SMUIN

Smuin Contemporary Ballet concludes its 28th season with the dynamic program, Dance Series 2: PS Forever Smuin, featuring four diverse ballets from established dancers and rising choreographic voices, with performances in San Francisco, Mountain View and Carmel. Audiences will be delighted with the return of acclaimed dancer Val Caniparoli’s Playful Confessions, an inventive work that […]

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An Interview with Jillian Vanstone, Principal Dancer of The National Ballet of Canada

Jillian Vanstone (Photo: Karolina Kuras / Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada) There were quite a few eyebrows raised when principal dancer Jillian Vanstone announced her retirement from the National Ballet of Canada this year after 22 years. For most Vanstone aficionados, there was still a lot of dancing left in her. However, his […]

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Boston Ballet’s ‘ChoreograpHER’ launches dances imagined by women

The Boston Ballet will put female artists at the center of its production”Choreographer(March 3-13), building on an initiative first launched in 2018. Five unique creators will world premiere the dance performances they have led, with each groundbreaking piece featuring a distinctive vision and voice . While female dancers are a big and important part of […]

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UP CLOSE ON HOPE by Festival Ballet Providence returns

Festival Ballet Providence’s popular UP CLOSE ON HOPE series returns to its black box theatre. This innovative program is made up of four independent pieces – two contemporary, one neoclassical and one romantic, including two world premieres. These shows are the perfect way for audiences to experience different dance styles, and that’s certainly true with […]

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Review: SF Ballet gleefully leaps into electronic complexity with ‘Blake Works’

The desire to show us how easily the flexibility of the venerable language of ballet can find its way into contemporary art may have inspired Helgi Tómasson’s final season as San Francisco Ballet’s Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer. The three pieces he chose for the second program of his departure, performed from February 3 to […]

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5 of the most romantic pas de deux in classical ballet

Classical ballets may vary in style, setting and plot, but one theme unites the most famous ballets: love. These five adorable French pas de deux for “pas de deux” are the ballet equivalent of a lacy Valentine’s Day or a heart-shaped box of chocolates: sweet, romantic and perfect for enjoying Valentine’s Day. -Valentine. The Balcony […]

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo dazzle with classical ballet and comedic drag at Zellerbach Hall

It takes a certain talent to make an audience burst into laughter without saying a word. With exaggerated facial expressions, stylized gestures and excellent comedic timing, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo did just that during their performance at Zellerbach Hall on February 5. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (colloquially known as the Trocks), […]

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San Francisco Ballet’s “Program 2” features intricate choreography and celebrates the power of dance

There’s no better way to celebrate the unequivocal power of dance than spending a night watching the San Francisco Ballet. On February 3, audiences gathered at the War Memorial Opera House, eagerly anticipating “Programme 2” featuring Helgi Tomasson’s “Caprice”, Jerome Robbins’ “In the Night” and William Forsythe’s “Blake Works I”. The three-bill program pushed the […]

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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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A guide to the final season of Helgi Tomasson’s San Francisco Ballet

Joseph Walsh (left) and Sarah Van Patten at the premiere of ‘Mrs. Robinson. Photo: Lauren Finerman / San Francisco Ballet February through May marks Helgi Tomasson’s final season as Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, concluding 37 years of leadership. Here’s what to expect in each program. Program one, February 1-12 The long-delayed world premiere […]

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Festival Ballet Providence is back with UP CLOSE ON HOPE

Festival Ballet Providence’s popular series, Up Close on Hope, returns with an exciting new program February 11-20, 2022 at the company’s famed Black Box Theater, 825 Hope Street, in East Providence. This innovative series offers audiences a unique perspective on dance – a visual feast of movement, athleticism and creativity. The show features two world […]

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The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami presents “An Evening in White” in Miami Beach

Gretel Batista and Ihosvany Rodriguez in ‘La Bayadera’,’ one of the works included in the program. Simon Soong Courtesy of CCBM The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, under the artistic direction of Eriberto Jiménez, returns to the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach to offer a unique show entitled “An Evening in White”, dedicated to […]

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Tickets for the Kravis Center performances of the Ballet de Paris will go on sale on January 17

Start the New Year with tickets to the dazzling performances of Paris Ballet and Dance at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts! Tickets for upcoming Paris Ballet performances go on sale to the public on January 17, including a much-anticipated Cinderella 12th anniversary performance on the Kravis Center main stage in May. […]

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Dance Critique: “The Nutcracker” presented by the Classical Ballet Theater of Maryland

The high-flying dancers of L’Etoile bring dreams of “Suite” to life in “The Nutcracker”. Photo courtesy of L’Etoile Ballet. Until recently, Clara’s role in “The Nutcracker Suite” was primarily an acting role, played by a young girl in a pink nightgown. All she had to do was hit the Mouse King with his shoe (usually […]

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The return of classical and contemporary ballet

Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, updos and dance belts. After a difficult year that saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or canceled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas rise. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballets and daring contemporary […]

Contemporary ballet

Return of classical and contemporary ballet

Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, chignons and dance belts. After a difficult year which saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or cancelled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas elevation. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballet and cutting-edge contemporary […]

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Return of classical and contemporary ballet | Canberra time

lifestyle, celebrity Tutus and tights are back. The same goes for pleats and entrechats, chignons and dance belts. After a difficult year which saw 70% of its 2021 season postponed or cancelled, the Australian Ballet returns to the Sydney Opera House for a very chic pre-Christmas elevation. Featuring pas de deux from classical ballet and […]

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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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Terminus Modern Ballet makes a triumphant return with “Roam” in Serenbe

Legend The enlarged Terminus modern ballet theater performing at Wildflower Meadow in Serenbe. (Photos by Christina Massad) Credit: Christina Massad Legend The enlarged Terminus modern ballet theater performing at Wildflower Meadow in Serenbe. (Photos by Christina Massad) Credit: Christina Massad Credit: Christina Massad The first half of the current version still explores and contrasts this […]

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Cape Town City Ballet announces its spring lineup

Cape Town City Ballet will jump into the spring with a dynamic new program that will put a little spring into your approach. THREE DANCES pays homage to three of the world’s most famous male choreographers and includes the South African premiere of Robert NorthInternationally renowned TROY GAME, as well as Georges balanchinethe exquisite CONCERTO […]

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Ballet Arkansas plans a show at MacArthur Park

Entertainment options in Arkansas this weekend: Dance — Outdoor Ballet Ballet Arkansas offers its first “Movement in the Parks” performances, noon and 3 p.m. Saturday at the MacArthur Park Lookout, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. The new series, in partnership with Little Rock Parks and Recreation, features live dance performances at Little Rock parks. […]

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The Joffrey Ballet on fire at the Ravinia Festival | Chicago News

(Photo credit: Kyle Dunleavy) If you need further proof of the adage that ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, Joffrey Ballet’s flamboyant one-night performance at Ravinia Festival last Friday night provided all the necessary proof. Not only did the performance mark the company’s first appearance on the Ravinia stage since 2008, but, aside from its […]

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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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The National Ballet returns to Harbourfront in superb form

Brendan Saye, Svetlana Lunkina, Jeannine Haller and Miyoko Koyasu in ‘Apollo’ at Harbourfront Center with the National Ballet of Canada. (Photo: Karolina Kuras) The National Ballet of Canada/Mixed Program A, Harbourfront Concert Stage, August 25-28. (The show is sold out.) The first words that came out of Executive Director Barry Hughson’s mouth as he introduced […]

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Gabe Stone Shayer merges music, fashion and classical ballet in new selection of today’s pop culture

Dancer and soloist ABT Gabe Stone Shayer, Photographer Xavier Francis. Xavier Francois For a choreographer, dance is the only form of expression. The movement of the body delivers a message to be interpreted. But in the same way for fashion the body does the same, the only difference is that it is draped in someone […]

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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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The Royal Ballet will celebrate American choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins in June

The Royal Ballet celebrates the rich history of American ballet in classic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two choreographic giants of the 20th century. Balanchine and Robbins open June 4 and air live June 11 at 7:30 p.m. for £16. The program includes two classic works by Balanchine; Apollo and Tchaikovsky Pas De […]

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Westmoreland Ballet heads to St. Clair Park with an excerpt from ‘Sleeping Beauty’

The Westmoreland Ballet Company will celebrate spring with a show at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Robertshaw Amphitheater in St. Clair Park, along Maple Avenue in downtown Greensburg. The highlight of the performance will be “Precious Jewels”, an extract from “The Sleeping Beauty”. Four other pieces are also on the bill, including a special guest […]

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Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces SMUIN AL FRESCO

East Bay dance audiences may be wondering not “to be or not to be”, but whether it’s nobler to dance when Smuin Contemporary Ballet takes the stage with Smuin al Fresco at the magnificent Bruns Amphitheater in the open air in Orinda. Performed live at the California Shakespeare Theatre, this delightful program will offer a […]

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Dance Revue: ‘Momentum’ presented by the Ballet Theater of Maryland

Earth, wind, fire and water…all the elements were there in the Ballet Theater of Maryland’s online premiere of “Momentum” from Prince George’s Community College’s tech-savvy performance center. Dancers stomped, dancers soared, dancers sizzled, and dancers flowed as naturally as a stream rushing down a slope. Add to that the patriotic red, white and blue flourish […]

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THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET

Boston Ballet presents [email protected]: The Art of Classical Ballet, an approximately hour-long program featuring a curated look at the foundations of the art form with excerpts from classical ballet favorites recently filmed in the studio. The Art of Classical Ballet will premiere on March 25 and will be available until April 4. Subscribers will receive […]

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Tatiana Melendez proves there’s no one way to a career in ballet

It is pointThe fall 2020 cover story. Click here to buy this number. JTell anyone about rising contemporary ballerina Tatiana Melendez, and one word is sure to come up time and time again: “Fierce.” And fair enough, that’s a perfectly apt way to describe the 20-year-old’s stage presence, technical prowess and determination to succeed. But […]

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Where classic rock and contemporary ballet collide

ON STAGE What: Ballet Victoria presents Ballet Rocks Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Sq. When: October 25-27 — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23.50 to $60 on rmts.bc. ON THE SCENE What: Ballet Victoria presents Ballet RocksWhere: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Sq.When: October 25-27 — Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, […]

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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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School of Classical Ballet presents “Moved to Dance” at the ABT | Take advantage of invoices

The School of Classical Ballet’s annual student performance, “Moved to Dance,” will be staged at the Alberta Bair Theater on Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Directors Betty Loos and Julia Marble will share their students’ achievements in a program with dance styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. […]

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Meet Aurora from ‘Sleeping Beauty’: Her native language is classical ballet

Thanks to the composer Tchaikovsky and the choreographer Marius Petipa, the preparation for the heroine’s entrance in “La Belle au bois dormant” is the most powerful of all ballets. Act I is Princess Aurora’s 20th birthday. (Many productions change it to his 16th.) The scene begins with the king punishing, then forgiving, some harmless knitters […]

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Review: Complexions Contemporary Ballet performs on Bach and Metallica

Dyed Contemporary Ballet, a company founded in 1994 by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, achieved what for many midsize companies remains impossible: it lasted. But for a troupe named for the multicultural makeup of its dancers, it remains sadly bland. Where diversity also counts – in its choreography – is where this company fails. Regardless […]