• Renan Cerdeiro gets behind the lens!

    Updated: 2013-01-30 14:06:59
    After a busy, yet highly successful run of Program II, the dancers are back in the studios getting ready for Program III: The Masters. This week, Principal Soloist Renan Cerdeiro is taking over our Instagram feed to show our dancers hard at work. You may remember Renan’s stunning performance in Balanchine’s Apollo and Duo Concertant from earlier [...]

  • Tchaikovsky Variations

    Updated: 2013-01-29 16:00:55
    danceviewtimes writers on dancing Drums and Bells and Hoops Main January 29, 2013 Tchaikovsky Variations Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée' Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux Bal de Couture Diamonds New York City Ballet David H . Koch Theater New York , New York January 27, 2013 by Mary Cargill copyright 2013 by Mary Cargill All Tchaikovsky all the time with Stravinsky channeling Tchaikovsky is a gimmick , yes , but the Tschaikovsky as NYCB spells it Celebration does include some wonderful music and powerful dancing , so as gimmicks go , there are certainly worse ideas to warm up a bitter winter . 0160 The Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée' is not a warm ballet , and it is a slightly downbeat opener . 0160 But Tiler Peck , with Robert Fairchild who made his debut earlier in the week found

  • February is for Dancers II

    Updated: 2013-01-29 07:27:27
    For the second installment in my February is for Dancers blog series, here’s more information about the Rochester Rhythm and Romance: Jazz Hugs and Tap Kisses at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center on East Main Street, February 13-17. This production of romantic jazz standards* and a variety of tap dance styles features dance performances from [...]

  • Liam Scarlett reflects on Euphotic

    Updated: 2013-01-28 15:51:26
    Excerpts from Liam Scarlett's speech given during MCB's Artist's Circle Reception following the world premiere of Euphotic.

  • Ballet in Print: Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear

    Updated: 2013-01-28 01:25:43
      Ballet in Print: Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear, which I originally posted about just over a year ago, is now available in paperback! Currently priced at $24.99, the price will increase by one cent on 1/31/13 to $25.00 in … Continue reading →

  • Eighty and Still Going Strong

    Updated: 2013-01-26 16:54:35
    danceviewtimes writers on dancing Celebrating Tchaikovsky , NYCB Opens Its Winter Season Main An Imaginative Alice” January 26, 2013 Eighty and Still Going Strong Moving the Compass Gala San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House San Francisco , CA January 24, 2013 by Rita Felciano copyright Rita Felciano , 2013 If women's fashions are any kind of economic indicator , we are well on the mend . It's been a while since so many elaborate ball gowns have been seen at a San Francisco Ballet Gala , always a glamorous , elaborately choreographed event . At times this year you had watch where you stepped in order not to trip over some rouched train or floor-dragging skirt . But whatever their efforts to make an impression , these patrons had nothing on the elegance , eye-catching presence and

  • Jeanette Delgado dishes on Liam Scarlett!

    Updated: 2013-01-25 16:22:43
    Principal Jeanette Delgado describes her experience working with Liam Scarlett on two consecutive world premieres and what that means to her as a dancer.

  • Adriana Pierce makes her debut on Instagram!

    Updated: 2013-01-22 17:15:48
    Corps dancer Adriana Pierce takes over our Instagram feed to capture our final performances of Program II: Tradition and Innovation!

  • Cindy Pics

    Updated: 2013-01-22 04:29:16
    I’ve been busy rehearsing Cinderella, but I still whip out my camera to snap some shots when I get a chance.  The pictures below were taken during last weeks rehearsals. -Beau

  • Behind the Scenes: YAGP Competition with Carolyn Lovett

    Updated: 2013-01-22 00:12:03
    Whether you’ve participated in the competition aspect of dance or not, chances are you’ve at least heard of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). The YAGP is the world’s largest scholarship competition open to students 9-19 years of age. We know how daunting the thought of competing can be, so we decided to provide you with [...]

  • The Firebird, In the Night & Raymonda Act III: A Photo Gallery

    Updated: 2013-01-19 10:49:27
    The awesome Alice Pennefather shares with us her latest batch of images, taken at the general rehearsal for the Royal Ballet’s most recent triple bill, which marked principal dancer – and new mom! – Mara Galeazzi‘s return to the stage. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy [...]

  • Jennifer Lauren Guests on Instagram!

    Updated: 2013-01-15 14:21:56
    Soloist Jennifer Lauren takes over our Instagram feed as the company travels to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for Program II: Tradition and Innovation.

  • Sir Fredrick Ashton Returns With Cinderella

    Updated: 2013-01-15 05:18:05
    Last week the company jumped into rehearsals for Sir Fredrick Ashton’s Cinderella.  Ashton’s version of Cinderella was first performed in London, 1948 (Sir Fredrick played the little sister).  After we perform, The Joffrey in Chicago and Ballet West will be the only companies in the US to have danced Ashton’s Cinderella.  Ashton’s work has a [...]

  • Patricia Delgado on Duo Concertant

    Updated: 2013-01-14 20:33:56
    Principal Patricia Delgado shares what ballet she is most excited about performing this season.

  • Countdown to #Prix2013

    Updated: 2013-01-12 21:15:54
    The 41st edition of the Prix de Lausanne, the renowned international competition for young dancers, will take place from 27 January to 2 February, 2013 at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne. Team Ballet Bag will be returning to Lausanne to officially blog and live tweet for the Prix. We can’t wait to share with you [...]

  • From Our Dancers to You on Opening Night!

    Updated: 2013-01-11 20:58:25
    We are thrilled for tonight’s opening of Program II: Tradition and Innovation.  We caught up with some of the dancers before the curtain so that they could share their excitement about the ballets they are performing with you! Michael Breeden, Corps de Ballet, on George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 — “Dancing to Mozart is what I [...]

  • Rhythm, Speed, Posture video workshops from the best dancers in the world

    Updated: 2013-01-09 15:44:12
    Today I wanted to to refer you to 2 amazing workshops that will teach you [...]

  • From Paper and Pencil to Costume

    Updated: 2013-01-08 14:49:35
    Miami City Ballet's Costume Designer and Wardrobe Director Haydée Morales explains how she, Costume Artist Marie Morales,and her team of costume experts transformed an artistic vision into a reality.

  • Rebecca King Makes History on Instagram!

    Updated: 2013-01-07 21:36:13
    Our guest photographer on Instagram this week is corps dancer Rebecca King.

  • Nutcracker for the People

    Updated: 2013-01-04 11:42:02
    Ballet and popular culture have been enjoying an unusually close relationship in recent times. Following on the success of Natalie Portman’s highly neurotic and nail-biting ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, shows like Breaking Pointe and The Secret Lives of Dancers portray daily life at, respectively, Salt Lake City’s Ballet West and The Royal New Zealand [...]

  • Sneak Peek at Liam Scarlett’s Newest Work!

    Updated: 2013-01-03 22:14:02
    Liam Scarlett, the choreographer himself, gives us a sneak peek and personal insight of his newest work for Miami City Ballet!

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