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English National Ballet performs Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella in the round at Royal Albert Hall with Alina Cojocaru, Isaac Hernández, Tamara Rojo, Jeffrey Cirio, Emma Hawes and Katja Khaniukova. Available for 48 hours.


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City Center has an interesting offering: 



Live @ Home

Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas



Jul 16 & 30 and Sep 16, 23 & 30


All programs are on view for seven days following the first airing



American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancers Sara Mearns and Tiler Peck each work closely on performance excerpts with another acclaimed dance artist in this virtual five-part Studio 5 series curated and hosted by dance critic and historian Alastair Macaulay. Participating guests include Nina Ananiashvili, Merrill Ashley, Alessandra Ferri, Stephanie Saland, and Pam Tanowitz.

All virtual Studio 5 events will be streamed for one week on City Center’s YouTube channel and can also be viewed below on this page. Following the week-long streaming period, City Center members will receive access to an archive of the full series.

Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas is part of City Center’s Live @ Home virtual programming and includes the following events.

  • Tiler Peck with Merrill Ashley
    On view from Thu Jul 16 at 3pm
  • Sara Mearns with Nina Ananiashvili
    On view from Thu Jul 30 at 12pm
  • Tiler Peck with Stephanie Saland 
    On view from Wed Sep 16 at 5pm
  • Sara Mearns with Pam Tanowitz 
    On view from Wed Sep 23 at 5pm
  • Misty Copeland with Alessandra Ferri
    On view from Wed Sep 30 at 5pm

All programs are on view for seven days following the first airing.

Want to enjoy all Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas virtual events anytime you like?

Become a Friend of City Center today to receive exclusive access to an archive of the full five-part virtual Studio 5 series and other great benefits. Memberships start at $100. Join today!



Thu Jul 16 at 3pm
On view for seven days through Wed Jul 22

In the first program of the series, NYCB principal dancer Tiler Peck, famous for her prodigious technique and musicality, works with former NYCB star and ballet master Merrill Ashley. Ashley created numerous roles for George Balanchine and is credited with establishing unprecedented levels of technique in the 1970s and ‘80s. Together they will explore a selection of Balanchine solos with Ashley coaching Peck live.

Thu Jul 30 at 12pm 
On view for seven days through Wed Aug 5

NYCB principal dancer Sara Mearns has become known as one of America’s foremost interpreters of the dual role of Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. She explores this classic role live alongside Georgian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili—a former principal dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and ABT, among others, and widely known as “one of the twelve greatest ballerinas of all time” (Daily Telegraph).

Wed Sep 16 at 5pm 
On view for seven days through Tue Sep 22

NYCB principal dancer Tiler Peck works with former NYCB ballerina Stephanie Saland on the “green” solo from Jerome Robbins’s 1969 classic Dances at a Gathering. The only female solo in the hour-long quintessential piano ballet, Saland was coached in the role by Robbins himself who also choreographed a number of roles for her in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Wed Sep 23 at 5pm 
On view for seven days through Tue Sep 29

NYCB principal dancer Sara Mearns works with choreographer Pam Tanowitz to explore new solo material created for her. Both artists have extended their artistic range in recent years—Tanowitz revealing her distinct choreographic voice through a witty and inventive post-modern treatment of classical dance vocabulary and Mearns expanding her repertory to include works by modern dance pioneers Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, among others.

Wed Sep 30 at 5pm 
On view for seven days through Tue Oct 6

In the final program of the series, Misty Copeland, the first African American principal ballerina with the prestigious ABT, revisits Juliet’s solo scenes in Act Three of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet to demonstrate how a ballerina continually refines her repertory, along with international ballet star and ABT principal dancer Alessandra Ferri.

All programming subject to change.

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Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Symphony will stream one act from their production of Napoli, on three successive Sundays, July 12, 19th, and 26th. These are allegedly posted for 24 hours only, however Act I was left up for a week. Each of these will be posted on the Phoenix Symphony’s YouTube page:


More info and discussion here as the ballets become available: Ballet Arizona Forum

Ballet Arizona announcements here: https://balletaz.org/virtual-events/

The sets and costumes are originals, imported from the Royal Danish.
Here's Act II:


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San Francisco Dance Film Festival - 1st Digital Season

Now all we have to do is get some audiences out there. If we space the chairs six spaces apart think of all the expenses we could save. The spectacular views can be obtained at a very reasonable price.

This work can be seen at 15:10.


My apartment was the 1024th to the left, more or less.  😊


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Here's the press release for the City Center dancing offerings:

New York City Center Live @ Home
virtual programming announced


Ayodele Casel’s Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us
a seven-part performance series conceived and curated by
Ayodele Casel and Torya Beard


Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas
a five-part series featuring Misty Copeland, Sara Mearns, and Tiler Peck


July 8, 2020 (New York, NY) – New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced New York City Center Live @ Home virtual programming including a newly commissioned weekly performance series conceived and curated by tap dancer Ayodele Casel, alongside frequent collaborator Torya Beard, called Ayodele Casel’s Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us, and the popular Studio 5 series curated and hosted by Alastair Macaulay and featuring Misty Copeland, Sara Mearns, and Tiler Peck in a special five-part event titled Great American Ballerinas. The much-loved social media series Encores! Archives Project, which revisits selections from City Center’s illustrious musical theater vault, also continues through September. 

“During these uncertain and turbulent times, it is even more important that City Center provides a platform for artists to develop and share their work,” said Shuler. “I’m excited that City Center Live @ Home programming showcases some of the extraordinary dance artists who are part of our extended family. This has been a challenging time for so many and I am personally grateful for the support City Center has received from our loyal audiences. I hope you will all tune in as we launch these new online initiatives.”

In keeping with City Center’s founding mission to provide access to the best in the arts for all, City Center Live @ Home programs will premiere for free on City Center’s YouTube page and website at NYCityCenter.org.

Ayodele Casel’s Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us

For this new virtual series, Ayodele Casel, one of the “Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019” (The New York Times), has curated a group of artists who will present seven different video performances—solos and duos created and performed by a multigenerational and multicultural group—to be released weekly at 12pm beginning Tuesday, July 14 (through Tuesday, August 25). Co-directed by Casel and Torya Beard, the series is a continuation of her Diary of a Tap Dancer project and will feature performances from Casel and other tap artists including Amanda Castro, Starinah Dixon, Andre Imanishi, Ryan Johnson, Lisa La Touche, Ted Levy, Michela Marino Lerman, Anthony Morigerato, Makenna Watts, and more. Kurt Csolak serves as editor of the series, with Darren Biggart and Anthony Morigerato acting as creative producers.

“We all have something to say. We have something to give, something to communicate about who we are and where we've been,” said Casel. “Diary of a Tap Dancer is predicated on the belief that by revealing our stories, we expose our shared humanity and provide a deeper understanding of how our life experience moves the dance.”

Casel began her relationship with City Center in 2016 performing her solo piece, While I Have the Floor, as part of the Encores! Off-Center Jamboree and was invited that October to reprise the work as part of the Fall for Dance Festival. She choreographed and performed in the 2017 Encores! Off-Center production of Carole King and Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie, with Torya Beard serving as assistant choreographer. Both Casel and Beard served on the Encores! Off-Center Artist Board for three years. Casel also appeared with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in a one-night-only event as part of the ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival in 2018. In April 2019, Casel, along with O’Farrill, and Beard as creative director, helped launch City Center On the Move, a community engagement initiative first presented as part of City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season. In partnership with NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun, On the Move brings world-class artists directly to New Yorkers in their own neighborhoods.

Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas

City Center’s Studio 5 goes virtual with a five-part series—Great American Ballerinas—featuring performance excerpts from three of today’s leading ballerinas: Misty Copeland, Sara Mearns, and Tiler Peck, curated and hosted by dance critic and historian Alastair Macaulay. In this special series, each dancer works in a live coaching session with another acclaimed dance artist, including Nina Ananiashvili, Merrill Ashley, Alessandra Ferri, Stephanie Saland, and Pam Tanowitz.

In July, New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer Tiler Peck, famous for her prodigious technique and musical skill, works with former NYCB star and ballet master Merrill Ashley, who created numerous roles for Balanchine and is credited with establishing unprecedented levels of technique in the 1970s and ‘80s. Together they will explore a selection of Balanchine solos with Ashley coaching Peck. This program begins live streaming on Thursday, July 16 at 3pm and will be available to view through Wednesday, July 22.

NYCB principal dancer Sara Mearns has become known as one of America’s foremost interpreters of the dual role of Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. She will explore this classic role alongside “one of the twelve greatest ballerinas of all time” (Daily Telegraph), Georgian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili. This program begins live-streaming Thursday, July 30 at 12pm and will be available through Wednesday, August 5.

In September, Peck works with former NYCB ballerina Stephanie Saland (Sep 16) on the “green” solo from Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering—the only female solo in the hour-long quintessential piano ballet. Saland was coached in the role by Robbins himself, who also choreographed a number of roles for her in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Mearns also returns with choreographer Pam Tanowitz (Sep 23) to explore new solo material created for her. Both artists have extended their artistic range in recent years—Tanowitz revealing her distinct choreographic voice through a witty and inventive post-modern treatment of classical dance vocabulary and Mearns expanding her repertory to include works by modern dance pioneers Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, among others.

In the final program of the Great American Ballerinas series (Sep 30), Misty Copeland, the first African American principal ballerina with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, revisits Juliet’s solo scenes in Act Three of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet with international ballet star Alessandra Ferri.

All virtual Studio 5 events will be streamed for one week on City Center’s YouTube page and website at NYCityCenter.org/Studio5. Following the week-long streaming period, members will receive exclusive access to an archive of the full series. For information on becoming a member (starting at $100) visit NYCityCenter.org/Support or email Membership@NYCityCenter.org.

Ayodele Casel’s Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us

New performances every Tue, Jul 14 – Aug 25, 12pm
Ayodele Casel and special guests

Amanda Castro is a multidisciplinary artist. She is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, where she studied under Glen Eddy of Nederlands Dans Theatre and Andre Tyson from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Recent credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Olney Theatre Center) and 42nd Street (Ordway Center). @acastrodance

Starinah Dixon is an assistant director, choreographer, and original principal dancer of world-renowned tap company M.A.D.D. Rhythms. She has performed as a guest with companies such as Michelle Dorrance's Dorrance Dance and as a part of Savion Glover’s All Funk’d Up. Dixon has taught and performed at the most distinguished tap festivals in the country including the LA Tap Fest, DC Tap Fest, RIFF Dallas, and more.

Andre Imanishi is a 2020 National YoungArts winner and was most recently seen at The Joyce Theater as part of the Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill production. His tenacious approach to training, passion for hoofing, and unique point of view, has garnered invitations to perform with Cartier Williams, the Bernstein Tribute at the Kennedy Center, Ziggity Bop, The Giz, Ayodele Casel, New York City Center’s On the Move, and more.

Ryan Johnson is the co-founder and artistic director for SOLE Defined percussive dance company, and an artist-in-residence at Dance Place in Washington, DC. His work weaves together the techniques, history, and aesthetics of tap dance, body percussion, stepping, and theater to forge works that reclaim Black narratives. @rkj.dance

Lisa La Touche is co-founder of Training Dayz alongside Danny Nielsen in Calgary, and founder of Tap Phonics. La Touche has performed, choreographed, and taught worldwide on various independent projects. Recent credits include Shuffle Along, choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. lisalatouche.com

Ted Levy made his Broadway debut in the smash hit Black & Blue, and collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the choreography of Jelly's Last Jam (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award). Other credits include: Spike Lee’s Malcom X, PBS’ Precious Memories (Emmy Award), Ted Levy and Friends, Dancing Under the Stars, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk!, and more. @tedlouislevy

Michela Marino Lerman is a globally sought-after tap dance artist, performer, choreographer, educator, and all-around creative spirit. Lerman has performed, choreographed, produced, and directed many projects throughout her career and has performed with masters including Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Savion Glover, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove, Barry Harris, Wynton Marsalis, Cecile McLorin Salvant,  Marcus Roberts, and many more. michelataps.com

Anthony Morigerato is a tap dancer, producer, director, content creator, writer, and Emmy-nominated choreographer. Morigerato is the executive producer and artistic director for AM Dance Productions. He is currently the co-artistic director for American Tap Festival and Operation: Tap, and continues to teach and choreograph for dance organizations, festivals, competitions, theater schools, and dance studios all over the world. amtapdance.com

Makenna Watts is a Florida-based tap artist. She is a member of Sole Talk Youth Company and has represented Florida in the Southern Open Rhythm Collective’s Youth Program.

Studio 5 | Great American Ballerinas

Thu Jul 16, 3pm (on view through Jul 22)
Tiler Peck with Merrill Ashley, Balanchine solos

Thu Jul 30, 12pm (on view through Aug 5)
Sara Mearns with Nina Ananiashvili, Swan Lake

Wed Sep 16, 5pm (on view through Sep 22)
Tiler Peck with Stephanie Saland, Dances at a Gathering

Wed Sep 23, 5pm (on view through Sep 29)
Sara Mearns with Pam Tanowitz, New Work

Wed Sep 30, 5pm (on view through Oct 6)
Misty Copeland with Alessandra Ferri, Romeo and Juliet

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at ABT. She was promoted in 2015, historically making her the first Black woman to be named a principal dancer in the company’s then 75-year history. Copeland joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2000 and the main company’s corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2007. She performed the world premiere of Kyle Abraham’s Ash, a City Center commission, at the 2019 Fall for Dance Festival. Copeland is a devoted mentor, activist, and philanthropist, as well as the bestselling author of Ballerina Body, Life in Motion, and the award-winning children’s book Firebird. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford, has been named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year,” and was honored with a Black Girls Rock! Award.

Sara Mearns of Columbia, South Carolina, has been a principal dancer with NYCB since 2008. She has been a guest artist with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jodi Melnick Dance, and Wang Ramirez. She has also starred in the US premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at City Center and performed the Dances of Isadora Duncan at both Lincoln Center and City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival. Mearns was also featured in the Fall for Dance Festival in 2013, 2017, 2018, and 2019. She has worked with world-renowned choreographers including Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck. In 2019, she made her City Center Encores! debut in I Married an Angel. Mearns is the winner of the 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer and a nominee for both the Benois de la Danse and Princess Grace Awards. She has partnerships with Cole Haan, Tiger Balm, and SoDanca.

Tiler Peck is a principal dancer with NYCB. She has several Broadway, television, and film credits including choreography for John Wicks 3: Parabellum (2019) and a guest appearance on Dancing with the Stars. She danced at the Kennedy Center Honors twice for the Obamas. She was a “30 Under 30” in Forbes magazine and has been the recipient of several awards including a Dance Magazine Award, a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Mae L. Wien Award. Peck has also appeared in previous City Center events including Studio 5, the 2015 and 2018 Fall for Dance Festival, and the 2016 Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC.

Nina Ananiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of 10, she began studying ballet at the Georgian State Choreographic School and entered the Moscow Choreographic School when she was 13. Ananiashvili joined the Bolshoi Ballet upon graduating in 1981. While she was a prima ballerina there, she became a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and danced with The Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet, La Scala Theatre Ballet, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others. She has performed more than 100 ballet pieces and won first prizes at several international ballet competitions. In 2004, Ananiashvili took on the responsibilities of artistic director of the State Ballet of Georgia. She was awarded the Rustaveli State Prize of Georgia and the State Prize of Russia (Triumph). She is also a People’s Artist of Georgia and of the Russian Federation, and a recipient of the Georgian Order of Honor, Georgian Order of Excellence, and the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity by the president of Italy. In 2017, she received the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, a Japanese government honor established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan.

Merrill Ashley was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and began her ballet training when she was seven years old. At 13, she won one of the first Ford Foundation scholarships to the School of American Ballet. In 1967, she was invited to join NYCB and was promoted to principal dancer in 1977. In addition to dancing classic Balanchine works like Concerto Barocco, Firebird, and Square Dance, Balanchine choreographed Ballo della Regina and Ballade for her. One of the great Balanchine ballerinas, Ashley retired from the stage in 1997 and currently stages and coaches Balanchine ballets around the world. The film The Dance Goodbye documents her transition into retirement. She is the author of Dancing for Balanchine and co-author of The Balanchine Essays.

Born in Milan, Italy, Alessandra Ferri joined the Royal Ballet in 1980 where Sir Kenneth MacMillan selected her for leading roles in his ballets Romeo and Juliet, Manon, and Mayerling, and choreographed others for her. In 1985, Ferri joined ABT as a principal dancer. She is also a permanent guest artist at La Scala. From 2008–2014, she directed dance at the Spoleto Festival. Ferri choreographed The Piano Upstairs, written by John Weidman, and was directed by Martha Clarke in Cherì. Other roles created for her includes Virgina Woolf in Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works and Eleonora Duse in John Neumeier’s Duse. She premiered McGregor’s Witness with Herman Cornejo at the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival and AFTERITE for ABT in 2018. In 2019, with Cornejo, Ferri inaugurated the new Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House with Trio ConcertDance. Ferri received numerous international awards including two Sir Lawrence Olivier Award, the Dance Magazine Award, and the Benois de la Danse.

During her long career with NYCB, Stephanie Saland performed in leading roles under Balanchine's direction and received guidance from Jerome Robbins for two decades. Saland was a guest performer in Nureyev and Friends, Giselle with Alexander Godunov, and numerous Live from Lincoln Center broadcasts. Since 1993, she has been a freelance instructor based in Seattle where she continues to teach, coach, and mentor throughout the US and internationally. Saland is inspired and informed by non-ballet modalities and is working to evolve a teaching style that synthesizes and provides a creative response to the valuable aspects of these approaches.

Pam Tanowitz is a New York-based choreographer and founder of Pam Tanowitz Dance. Her work was selected by The New York Times’ “Best of Dance” from 2013 to 2015 and 2017 to 2019. Tanowitz’s 2017 New Work for Goldberg Variations, created in collaboration with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, was called a “rare achievement” (The New York Times). Her most recent work, Four Quartets (2018), inspired by T.S. Eliot’s literary masterpiece and set to music by Kaija Saariaho, was called "the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century” (The New York Times). Tanowitz’s work was featured at The Juilliard School and City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival in 2012, 2015, and 2018. Her piece One Last Good Chance was co-commissioned by the Fall for Dance Festival and Vail International Dance Festival in 2015. Tanowitz’s honors include two Bessie awards in addition to numerous commissions and fellowships.

Alastair Macaulay was chief theater critic of the Financial Times from 1994 to 2007, and chief dance critic of The New York Times from 2007 to 2018. In 1983, he was founding editor of the British quarterly Dance Theatre Journal, and in 1988 and 1992, he was guest dance critic to The New Yorker. He has written the short biography Margot Fonteyn (1998) and the extensive book of interviews Matthew Bourne and His Adventures in Dance (2011). He has convened a series of seminars at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on ballets from Giselle to Afternoon of a Faun and has given public presentations there on dance from The Sleeping Beauty to Merce Cunningham. A Director’s Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts in 2020, he is working on a critical biography of Merce Cunningham.


NEW YORK CITY CENTER (Arlene Shuler, President & CEO) has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. The distinctive neo-Moorish theater welcomes over 300,000 annual visitors to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage where legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, and Barbara Cook made their mark. Its landmark 75th Anniversary Season (2018 – 2019) paid tribute to this rich history and celebrated the institution’s singular role in the arts today. City Center’s Tony-honored Encores! series has celebrated the tradition of American musical theater for over 25 years. In 2013, City Center launched the Encores! Off-Center series, which brings today’s innovative artists into contact with groundbreaking musicals from the more recent past. Dance has also been integral to the theater’s mission from the start and programs like the annual Fall for Dance Festival, with all tickets $15, remain central to City Center’s identity. Home to a roster of renowned national and international companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (City Center’s Principal Dance Company) and Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City Center is Manhattan’s first performing arts center, founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with the mission of making the best in music, theater, and dance accessible to all audiences. That mission continues today through its dynamic programming, art exhibitions, studio events, and master classes, which are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to over 11,000 New York City students, teachers, and families each year. NYCityCenter.org

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Live from Lincoln Center: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kate Burton, John Cullum and New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck. 


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I posted this information to the Multi- and Cross-Company Events, Festivals, Galas... section of the site too -


The World Ballet School Day inaugural event [July 7, 2020] is available online for 3 more weeks, I believe:


The event video is also available on Vimeo:


"World Ballet School Day connects the next generation of young professional dance artists with young people from around the world. Created by students for students, this inaugural event is a platform for young artists in training to share a message of solidarity through the language of dance and ballet. It also highlights the resilience, strength, dedication, talent, intellect and passion of students training at professional ballet and dance schools, showcasing how their journeys as professional artists begin and why—now more than ever—ballet, dance and art matter so much.

Take a look behind the scenes at some the world’s leading schools and find out what it means to train at a professional level with talks, rehearsal and performance footage filmed both before and during lockdown. The event will also feature the world premiere of a new work by renowned choreographer Didy Veldman."

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On 7/7/2020 at 1:44 PM, California said:

The Vail Festival has announced a Digital Festival that coincides with the original dates for 2020. They'll show highlights from the past ten years. A welcome treat, as I missed most of them:

We are thrilled to bring you the Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition July 31-August 7, 2020! This special online series of events will feature unique performances from the past 10 years including debuts and revivals that have only been seen in Vail, a world premiere choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith made in, and for, the virtual space, plus a range of educational programming including Passing Balanchine On with Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, and Conversations On Dance with Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden. The Digital season is generously underwritten by Jody and John Arnhold. The Festival will be available for a limited time on our Facebook and YouTube channels. See the schedule below! 
Friday, July 31, 6pm MST

The Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition begins with a specially curated selection of performances from the past 10 years including debuts, revivals, and new works that have rarely if ever been seen outside of Vail. Hosted by Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, with appearances by a range of the extraordinary dancers and musicians who have made Vail a summer laboratory for creative collaboration.  
Sunday, August 2, 6pm MST 

The Virtual Gala evening will feature stars of the Vail Dance Festival from the worlds of ballet, tap, modern, and street dance. Among the highlights of this dynamic program will be The Personal Element, a 2019 Vail world premiere from revered choreographer Alonzo King, with an original score composed and performed by jazz luminary Jason Moran, danced by artists from Alonzo King LINES Ballet and New York City Ballet. 
Monday, August 3, 6pm MST
Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel on mentoring, coaching, and curating George Balanchine's works at the Vail Dance Festival, with Tiler Peck, Herman Cornejo, and Calvin Royal III, and featuring archival films of Balanchine repertory on Vail stages.   
Tuesday, August 4, 6pm MST
New works and collaborations made in Vail by a selection of today's most adventurous voices in dance, featuring a world premiere choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith with dancers Melissa Toogood, Calvin Royal III, and Smith herself joining in this dance made in and for the virtual space. This evening also features Rise Wait Climb Through, a 2018 world premiere choreographed by Justin Peck, with a commissioned score by Caroline Shaw.  
Wednesday, August 5, 6pm MST
Join Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden from the popular podcast series Conversations On Dance, as they host in-depth discussions from afar with Festival artists including Lil Buck, Calvin Royal III, and "the Cindies" Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside. 
Friday, August 7, 6pm MST

Closing night of the Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition brings to the screen the extraordinary 2017 world premiere, we seem to be more than one, choreographed by Michelle Dorrance in collaboration with Dario Natarelli and her extraordinary cast. This piece captures the unique collaborative spirit of the Festival, bringing together dancers from tap, ballet, contemporary, jookin', flamenco, and modern traditions. Hosted by Damian Woetzel, the evening will open with the 2019 world premiere piece d’occasion Carolina Shout with jazz pianist Jason Moran and dancers Michelle Dorrance and Lil Buck.  
Join us at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on July 31st at 6:00pm to watch Opening Night of Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition! This event is free, but due to limited capacity and seating, you must reserve a ticket.
First: Roman Mejia performs Alexei Ratmansky’s Fandango. Photo by: Christopher Duggan. Dancers from Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and New York City Ballet perform Alonzo King's The Personal Element. Photo by Christopher Duggan. Heather Watts coaching Tiler Peck and Herman Cornejo in Apollo. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Erin Baiano. Rise Wait Climb Through. Choreography by Justin Peck. Photo by Erin Baiano. Conversations On Dance with Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden and guest James Whiteside. Photo by Brian Maloney. we seem to be more than one. Choreographed by Michelle Dorrance. Photo by Erin Baiano. Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Photo by Jon Resnick.

Our mailing address is:
Vail Valley Foundation
90 Benchmark Road Suite 300
Avon, Colorado 81620

How wonderful! I can’t wait. The digital offerings have kept me centered during this awful time. Thank you, California. 

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Benois de la Dance is streaming their previous gala performances for 48 hours. 

S. Prokofiev. Duet from CINDERELLA, 
choreography by RUDOLF NUREYEV, 
performed by soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet 
DOROTHE GILBERT (Benois de la Danse nominee) and 
HUGO MARCHAND (Benois de la Danse laureate)

I.Brahms. Solo from RÄTTIKA, 
choreography by MATS EK (Benois de la Danse laureate), 
performed by soloist of Ballet on Rhein 

choreography by HANS VAN MANEN (Benois de la Danse laureate), 
performed by soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre 
ULIANA LOPATKINA (Benois de la Danse laureate) and 

It can be streamed for 48 hours.


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Stuttgart Ballet is streaming their production of Sleeping Beauty today. I don't know how long it will be on-line. Filmed in 2019.

For the truly obsessed (like me): in the Wedding PdD, they do the one-armed fish dive, which I much prefer to the two-armed version I see from the Russian companies.

Prinzessin Aurora: Elisa Badenes

Prinz Desiré: Friedemann Vogel



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Live ballet, outdoors and with a physically distanced audience. Today the Ravenna Festival is livestreaming Duets and Solos, featuring Silvia Azzoni, Sergio Bernal, Hugo Marchand, Matteo Miccini, Alexandre Riabko, Iana Salenko and Marian Walter in works by Fokine, Clug, Neumeier, Robbins, Bernal, Petit, Scholz and Cue. Starting at 9:30 pm CEST/3:30 pm Eastern.



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The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival 2020 online edition begins tonight, July 22nd:


"Featuring world class guest artists including Wendy Whelan, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ashley Bouder, Lauren Lovette, Lloyd Knight, Kristin Draucker, Kristina Berger, and many more!"

Note that each program is available online for free, for a 24 hour period.

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I watched the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival part 1. It's a struggle to present a festival in any form in the current circumstances. My favorite was the Adrian Danchig-Waring's presentation of the Apollo solo on his lawn. Well done!. The Ashley Bouder variation from Tchaikovsky pas is readily available on YouTube, and not the best musically IMO. It was great seeing an excerpt from Lilac Garden, although I don't know how it would read to people not familiar with the ballet. The Lovette piece seems weak and probably plays better live. The DeMille pas from "The Other" was hard for me to make sense of - it seemed that every time the couple stopped moving, the audience started clapping as if it was over.

Overall I'd say it was a good try to carry on, under these crazy circumstance. I'll be watching parts 2 and 3 over the next couple of days.

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