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Tuesday, April 30


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

Houston Ballet cancels an outdoor performance due to cool weather.

We try to schedule outdoor performances in April and May so we don't face this issue, but the weather keeps getting weirder," said Andrew Edmondson, Houston Ballet's director of marketing and public relations. The last time they canceled due to weather was in the early 2000s, he said, for an October show at Miller Outdoor Theatre.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

The Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company presents "Peter Pan."

The Junior Company are all students of the Grand Rapids Ballet School, ages 10-19, who have auditioned to be a part of this performance group and committed to a more rigorous training and rehearsal schedule, presenting several productions each season.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present an autism-friendly performance of "The Nutcracker."

The production will be modified to avoid trigger points associated with the condition, including sudden changes of light and sound. In addition, there will be designated quiet and activity areas in the lobby, as well as special online material to prepare for the experience.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

Two reviews of the Joffrey Ballet in "Othello."

The Chicago Sun-Times

“Othello".....shows the company in all its glory, and serves as a reminder of what the Joffrey has, throughout its history, done best, which is to spin characters out of movement. This also is unquestionably the finest work created by Lubovitch, who turned 70 in April — one that has the full sweep, as well as all the corrosive psychological twists of the Shakespeare tragedy, as well as his other sources. In addition, as played by the impeccable Chicago Philharmonic, Elliot Goldenthal’s score for the work — percussive, volatile, driving — serves as a modern, cinematic, impressively nuanced “partner” for this ballet that unspools in three airtight, breathtaking acts.


The Examiner (with slideshow)

Dylan Gutierrez is stunning in the title role with a stage presence as powerful as his lifts of Victoria Jaiani, who appears to effortlessly defy gravity as the doomed Desdemona. Similarly fragile and tragic, is the graceful Christine Rocas in the role of Emila. Temur Sulusashvili channels a Basil Rathbone-like Iago so villainous, he inspired boos from an exhilarated audience during the standing ovation.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Q&A with Aleksandar Antonijevic on his photograpy.

What message are you trying to convey in your work?
It’s an ongoing exploration of capabilities of the human body to express, to convey, to withhold, to reveal and my obsession, I would say, with the moment of truth and whether people let you witness it and document it, or whether they don’t, and why is it they don’t if they don’t... And there were people that I thought were going to be very comfortable in their own skin and be able to be themselves and it didn’t happen, and there were other people that surprised me.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

An article on Joseph Altuzarra's costumes for a new piece from New York City Ballet, with slideshow.

.....the collaboration came about when Wheeldon and Altuzarra were at a party on Fire Island. Only Altuzarra didn’t quite know who Wheeldon was. When Wheeldon suggested they do a ballet together, he just said “sure.” He quickly immersed himself in ballet. “I looked at a lot of rehearsal pictures from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, mainly of Baryshnikov and Nureyev,” Altuzarra told the Times.....




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