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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

A review of New York City Ballet by Siobhan Burke in The New York Times.

 

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild also matched each other, with more fervor than equanimity, in the eerie, sometimes overwrought “Opus 19” (1979). Maria Kowroski starred in “The Concert” (1956), and what a joy to see her, usually the epitome of composure, in a role that calls for dancing badly. Of all the work’s terrifically clumsy, zany moments, the sweet, spare umbrella scene is the most poignant, as dancers take cover, alone and together, from rain that may or may not exist. Walking back out into the city on a damp night, testing the air with one palm, you could have been one of them.

 

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

A review of American Ballet Theatre by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.

 

Kitri, the spunky, willful heroine, isn’t completely suited to Ms. Semionova, whose long lines and willowy demeanor hardly scream spitfire; she’s more sunny than sexy. But with Mr. Gomes as her Basilio — a handsome, financially strained young barber who, despite the odds, has won Kitri’s heart — they make their way from flirtation to love like agile actors in a screwball comedy. It’s in the witty blink-and-you-miss-it details: After Mr. Gomes raises his guitar in front of Ms. Semionova’s face, she lowers it with a withering stare and ducks just in time to avoid a kiss.

 

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

A review of the Grand Rapids Ballet by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk in The Grand Rapids Press. Slideshow.

In a sense, Grand Rapids Ballet provided the same for Wevers, who has worked on and off with the company for the past two years. "A Midsummer's Night Dream" is very much an ensemble tale with no central characters, and Wevers took a company-wide approach to casting, giving several dancers the chance to portray characters against type.

 

The ballet takes place in the mind of young Nick Bottom, who dreams of running for president someday when he grows up. Ethan Kroll, cute as a bug, portrayed young Nick with enthusiasm, while also staying true to the character's dreamy isolationism.

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:43 PM

Q&A with Yuan Yuan Tan.

 

Are there works that you really want to perform but haven't had the chance to?

Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, and the full length of John Neumeier's The Lady of the Camellias — I did a pas de deux with his company, but not a full-length production. Both are my dream roles.

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

A slide show of behind-the-scenes photos of Milwaukee Ballet.

 

"Mirror Mirror" is created and choreographed by Pink, who has been lauded for his past works on "Dracula" and "Peter Pan." Composer Philip Feeney, who worked with Pink on both works, composed the score for "Mirror Mirror."

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

A preview of Smuin Ballet's last program of the season by Crystal Chow in The San Jose Mercury News.

The latter is "Dancin' With Gershwin," a balletic lark through a medley of George and Ira Gershwin hits such as "Summertime," "Do It Again" and "The Man I Love." Singing or playing these classics are a diverse group of artists, including Marilyn Monroe, Sting and Michael Feinstein.

 

The premieres are individual works by Smuin choreographer in residence Amy Seiwert, as well as Val Caniparoli, principal character dancer with San Francisco Ballet and an internationally acclaimed choreographer.

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

A TV feature story on Rochester City Ballet's "Cinderella."

 

RCB Artistic Director Jamey Leverett and ballet company dancer Megan Kamler, who plays Cinderella, discussed the production Wednesday on News 8 at Sunrise.

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

A review of the Stuttgart Ballet by Ilona Landgraf in her blog, Landgraf on Dance.

Soprano Irma Mihelič's role as Eury­dice was oc­ca­si­o­nally doub­led by Meike Hart­mann. Later she even appeared in eight­fold form – all red­heads – to sym­bo­lize that in­di­vi­du­a­lity and unique­ness are dis­solved in the after-life. A some­what con­fu­sing dra­ma­tur­gical idea. Shouldn't Eury­dice be rather im­material, a sha­dow, in­stead of popu­lating the stage in ab­undance?

 

However, the corps de ballet melted nicely with the choir into a dynamic, singing and dancing collective! Something always happened to perk the audience's attention. Gluck's opera is prone to get tedious, but this production certainly wasn't.

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

A profile of L.A. Dance Project's Charlie Hodges.

Millepied's invitation to be part of the fledgling L.A. Dance Project, initially as a dancer, then as ballet master and rehearsal director, followed.

 

Hodges relishes life in Los Angeles. After 18 months, he already feels more integrated here than he did in New York after a decade. "I even like the traffic because I can sing in the car," he says, admitting, "Doing this on the subway prompted more looks than I was intending."

 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:31 PM

PBS will broadcast "Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun" next month. Trailer.

 

A DVD will be available June 24 from Kino Lorber. The documentary had its world premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival and was an official selection at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

 

 

 




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