Neoclassical ballet

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 […]

Classical ballet

The Columbia dance star has returned to lead the Columbia Classical Ballet season. After that ? | Culture & Leisure

The Columbia Classical Ballet Company will debut its final show of the 2021-22 season “Classic on Edge” on March 18. Behind the three distinct dances that make up the show will be acting artistic director Brookyln Mack, the 35-year-old dance star whose career began with the group. Just under six months ago, that was an […]

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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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Virginia National Ballet Snow White: Principal Dancer’s Farewell Performance

Provided by Virginia National Ballet Virginia National Ballet ends the 2021-22 season, its ninth season, with the revival of the very popular ballet SNOW WHITE, originally created by VNB in ​​2017 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Snow White, choreographed by VNB Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, was so popular with audiences in 2017 that it […]

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Boston Ballet presents five innovative world premieres, all choreographed by women

“It’s about identifying and cultivating talent,” says Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “We have made a concerted effort to provide access from the earliest stages…creating space for diverse voices and very different ways of approaching the art form of dance. It means an open mind to let the ballet go where it wants to […]

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Daniil Simkin and Daniel Camargo will join American Ballet Theater for the 2022 season

Daniel Simkinprincipal dancer with American Ballet Theater from 2012-2020, will return to ABT as a guest artist for select performances during the company’s tours and summer 2022 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, the artistic director Kevin McKenzie. Simkin will dance the role of Basilio in Don Quixote at the Metropolitan Opera House, opposite ABT’s […]

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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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Virginia National Ballet returns to Hylton Performing Arts Center | Lifestyles

Virginia National Ballet is thrilled to be back with a full season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, after having to take a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. The company offers a fantastic season, with a wide variety of shows including The Nutcracker in November, Snow White in March, and three new world premieres […]

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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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Happy return to the stage of the SF Ballet

San Francisco Ballet at Tomasson’s threesome | Credit: Erik Tomasson To borrow a line from Simon and Garfunkel, “And here’s to you”, the San Francisco Ballet, coming back – hopefully – forever alive, after a two-year hiatus from COVID. The long-awaited opening night on Tuesday, in front of a vaccinated, 100% masked and screened audience […]

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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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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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Virginia National Ballet presents three world premieres

Provided by Virginia National Ballet The Virginia National Ballet is delighted to be back with a full season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, after taking a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. The company has a fantastic season, with a wide variety of shows, including Nutcracker in November, White as snow in March, and […]

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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. […]

Contemporary ballet

Gateway Contemporary Ballet will present a recital on Saturday | Local news

CLINTON – After an absence of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gateway Contemporary Ballet is preparing to give its first recital in 2 years today. All dancers must audition to be a member of the Gateway Contemporary Ballet, and they sign a one-year commitment to dance with the company. This year’s member […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ Energizes Tyrone Brooks and Tallahassee Ballet Dancers

Artistic Director Tyrone Brooks celebrates his ninth season with the Tallahassee Ballet This year. This step comes right after another: Brooks turned 60 last summer. “The journey never ends,” Brooks remarks. “You are constantly learning because your environment is changing, your world is changing, the community as a whole and culture is changing. “ Holiday […]

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New season of Boston Ballet includes 8 world premieres

In two weeks, the Boston Ballet began an epic series of 35 performances of “The Nutcracker” in 31 days. In May 2022, the company will close its 2021-2022 season with artistic director Mikko Nissinen’s second version of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s work with “Swan Lake”. Between the great classics of Nissinen, the Boston Ballet offers eight […]

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10 contemporary ballet choreographers who innovate in art

Throughout the long history of ballet, there have always been contemporary choreographers who have left their own imprint on the art form. “A contemporary ballet choreographer is one who honors and understands the history of ballet while finding ways to innovate and make relevant what is happening in the present,” said the Dean of the […]

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Jillian Vanstone retires from The National Ballet of Canada after 22 years

Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone will retire in 2022 after an incredible 22-year career with the company. Ms. Vanstone will appear in the After the Rain company premiere of Christophe Wheeldon, acquired especially for its farewell performances, from March 23 to 27, 2022. […]

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Ballet makes its groundbreaking debut at Saenger

Victoria Blakeley, a senior at Davidson High School, will star in Mobile Ballet’s production of “The Princess and the Frog.” She is the first black lead role in the company’s 34-year history. October can be considered Mobile’s own variation on Groundhog Day: if we emerge from our air-conditioned dens and aren’t drenched in sweat by […]

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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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Ballet Theater Company Launches Resident Professional Company – We-Ha

The West Hartford-based Ballet Theater Company will audition potential members on August 27. Submitted After 22 years of providing high-quality artistic experiences to the Greater Hartford community, the Ballet Theater Company (BTC), located in West Hartford, is thrilled to announce the inauguration of a company of resident dancers for its 23rd season. of representation. Since […]

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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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The stars will shine in the classical ballet in the salons

By Bridgette M. Redman Contributing editor of the weekly Pasadena When there are world-class artists in an organization, giving them carte blanche can create stunningly beautiful works and breathtaking views. The Pasadena Civic Ballet (PCB) hosts two artist-in-residence – principal dancer Petra Conti and her husband, Eris Nezha, also a world-renowned dancer – who produce […]

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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 […]

Romantic ballet

Romantic ballet: an ethereal art anchored in the material world

The tulle skirts associated with the ballet of the romantic era were introduced in “Le ballet des nonnes” in Act III of Meyerbeer’s opera Robert the devil, premiered at the Paris Opera in 1831. With their themes of love, loss and longing for spiritual transcendence – not to mention their iconic white tulle costumes – […]

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COMPLEXIONS The 25th anniversary celebration of contemporary ballet at the Joyce is a specter of perfection

The Joyce Theater catapults its scintillating 2019 season that encompasses an array of contemporary international movements with the celebrated and acclaimed COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet. The company and its creators — founding artistic director/choreographer Dwight Rhoden (responsible for 80 ballets for COMPLEXIONS) and co-artistic director Desmond Richardson (ABT’s first African-American principal dancer who also performed on […]

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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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INNOVATIVE CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMES TO THE Straz Center For The Performing Arts

One night only, on a world tour with a stop at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, is Complexions Contemporary Dance From Bach to Bowie February 15 at Ferguson Hall. Founded in 1994 by co-collaborators and former members of Alvin AleyDwight Rhoden, master choreographer and legendary dancer Desmond RichardsonComplexions transcends tradition to infuse a […]

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The journey of two boys from Mumbai into the world of classical ballet

“Yeh ballet kya cheez hai? What is this thing called ballet? asks Amir at the start of the film. Manish, who had saved up and treated himself to modern dance lessons around the same time, had no idea either. Just two and a half years later, both rose from very humble backgrounds to school at […]

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Classical ballet has a diversity problem and its stars know how to fix it

LONDON — As an African-American soloist with the UK’s Royal Ballet, Eric Underwood says he’s often asked why the ballet world isn’t very diverse. It’s complicated, says Underwood. Race, income, social hierarchies, and other factors often conspire to create a situation that excludes people of color from the serious pursuit of dance. “I think because […]

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Bodiography Contemporary Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary | Dance | Pittsburgh

Entering its 15th season, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, like many dance companies, has gone through a number of changes in its lifetime – changes in dancers, repertoire and, to some extent, vision. One constant, however, has been the affable, Energizer Bunny presence of founder/artistic director Maria Caruso. The face, heart and soul of Bodiography, Caruso was […]

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South Florida classical ballet pioneers retire after 55 years

Back-to-school season is in full swing and as many young dancers across the country prepare for another big season of dance training, Miami has started its school year without one of its oldest dance schools. and the most prestigious. Ballet Concerto School founders Martha del Pino and Sonia Diaz announced to their student body in […]

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Daniel Levins, classical ballet and film dancer, dies at 61

Daniel Levins, a dancer sometimes known professionally as Daniel Levans, who rose to prominence as a teenager in Eliot Feld’s famous American Ballet Company and as a principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater in the 1970, died September 15 in Brooklyn. He was 61 years old. Her husband, Eugene Gabriel-Thomas Walsh, said the cause […]

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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 […]