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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

A review of the Royal Ballet  in "Mayerling" by Judith Mackrell in The Guardian.

 

Carlos Acosta may not be the company's finest Rudolf, his performance lacking hinterlands of derangement and desolation. But he gave Benjamin everything, and an emotional Covent Garden treated her to the full, ceremonial farewell – standing ovations, flower throws and bouquets from all of her other partners. There were flowers, too, for Brian Maloney, a very interesting talent thwarted by injury, who, along with the four departing principals, will be hard to replace.

 

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

A feature on the female dancers recently arrived from Cuba  by Priscilla Rodriguez in Latina.

 

These Cuban ballerinas are talented dancers who would be perfect for any ballet company, but at the moment they are busy trying to learn English and navigate cultural differences in a very unfamiliar place. Fortunately for them, Pedro Pablo Pena, a Cuban exiled dancer, has taken them under his wing.
 

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

A story on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Ruby Ball for New York City Ballet.

 

Villella will be a special guest at the gala, participating in the evening’s reception and dinner as well as an onstage tribute prior to the start of New York City Ballet’s performance.

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

A review of Ballet Theatre UK by Caroline Cook for The Reading Post.

Despite only forming five years ago Ballet Theatre UK is quickly establishing itself as one of the most innovative companies on the touring circuit.

 

And if the charm and wit of Alice in Wonderland is anything to go by, it won't be long before the company is setting sights on the international market too.

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

The National Ballet of Canada performs James Kudelka's 'The Man in Black.'

 

The Man in Black was an immediate hit in Columbus and was subsequently staged by companies in Cincinnati and Atlanta. Our National Ballet, alert to the local marketing appeal of Cash singing such songs as Ian Tyson’s “Four Strong Winds” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind,” gave it its Canadian premiere as part of a September 2011 Western Canada tour. It was a hit again.

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

A review of the Houston Ballet in "Peter Pan" by Kristina Nungaray for Broadway World.

 

The Houston Ballet is known for its elaborate and beautiful productions. Every ticket purchased guarantees a performance filled with masterful dancing, brilliant choreography, remarkable sets, and music. Houston Ballet's much anticipated production of PETER PAN is no exception and nothing short of fantastic. Although many of us are familiar with the tale and have possibly seen it on film or stage, Houston Ballet makes it their own with whimsical choreography by Trey McIntyre and a Dance Company that keeps the audience on The Edge of their seats with every move.....

 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:01 PM

A review of English National Ballet by Siobhan Murphy for Metro.

 

Certain aspects don’t suffer from the exposure: James Streeter’s Rothbart, for instance, arrives 1980s rock star-style in a puff of dry ice. Those blue-lit 60 swans are impressive in their regimented symmetries, although a rather too enthusiastic application of that same dry ice meant you could barely see them during the opening of Act Four. The corps dance Acts One and Three with bright-eyed verve.

 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

A review of Pennsylvania Ballet by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal.

 

Gorgeous stage pictures as the full company stream in and around Forsythe packs the stage with breakout solo, duos and trios in their own zone. Hard to take our eyes off of Moore, Julie Diana and Amy Aldridge, for instance, in a lazar trio, but you have to pan and scan not to miss equally spellbinding motion around the stage and then it dawns on you that this is a dance happening, just as much to do with craft as performance.

 




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