David Bintley’s Sylvia is a great piece of classical dance and escapist fun.
The Royal Ballet – Infra, Divertissements, The Age of Anxiety, The Dream, Song of the Earth – New York
These are dancers worth following in a wide repertory of works; it’s a shame to see them go while feeling we’ve barely gotten to know them better.
After an absence of eleven years, the Royal Ballet has finally returned to New York; they’re currently presenting two programs at the Koch Theatre,..
Copeland has earned her place center-stage, and it seems more likely than ever that she will be promoted to principal.
The dancing was never short of extraordinary. The opening part showcased the cerebral seriousness of the Solea…
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Exodus, Strange Humors, No Longer Silent, Revelations – New York
Battle (in No Longer Silent) responds with a brilliant visualization of the music’s intricate parts, a kind of neo-Rite of Spring for our time.
New York Theatre Ballet – Capriol Suite, Two Timing, Cat’s Cradle, Such Longing, Dark Elegies – New York
The program presented at St. Mark’s this past week reflects all of these positive developments; even more, it seemed infused with a new sense of assurance and identity.
Of the three Choreographics evenings to date I thought this was the best, with all the pieces feeling buffed-up, thought about and nobody making a huge wrong turn.
The King Dances is a man’s ballet – it has to be said a very pretty man’s ballet with gorgeous designs by Katrina Lindsay.
One could imagine a fine partnership developing between Cornejo and Obraztsova. Both are generous and open-hearted performers.
There was no rest for the weary at the Joyce on Tuesday night, where Polish National Ballet whipped through its New York debut with an adrenalin-packed program.
It’s undoubtedly fun in Decouflé’s world… but you do start to wish someone would hold your hand through it for a while.
The million-dollar question for any dancer on the cusp is this: can they carry an evening-length story ballet? The answer, on the evidence of Copeland’s début in Romeo and Juliet, is yes.
…Traces has been going now since 2006 and the audience seemed happy enough no matter how depressed I was at times.
At 42, Acosta is still a powerful presence. A much-loved artist around the world, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest male dancers of his generation.
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Quatrain, Matryoshka, Beauty and the Beast pdd, Swan Lake pdq, Facade – High Wycombe
Ruth Brill’s Matryoshka showed a lot of sense and maturity I thought – she clearly thinks about entertaining the audience.
Madame Butterfly is one of Nixon’s most effective narrative productions, combining japonaiserie with classical ballet conventions…
Harris’s Exodus, on the other hand, felt just right. Like so many pieces in the Ailey repertory, it suggests a spiritual quest, a journey toward the light…
The Richard Alston Dance Company concludes its spring tour with a series of performances at The Place, celebrating their 20th anniversary with premieres of new commissions and a revival of one of his classics…
“People say I think too much about women; yet, after all, what is there more important to think about?” So mused Auguste Rodin…