New York City Ballet – Apollo, The Four Temperaments, Duo Concertant, Symphony in Three Movements – Paris
★★★★✰ The pleasure, above all, in watching this company is their fearless super-charge of energy and their commitment as the inheritors of Balanchine’s ballets.
★★★★✰ This is a production that lives and breathes, and which rewards multiple viewings, changing subtly with each cast.
★★★★✰ American Ballet Theatre’s spring season has turned into a kind of voyage into the mind of Alexei Ratmansky, its choreographer-in-residence since 2009.
★★★★★ La Fille Mal Gardée is a ballet that glows from within, lighthearted, tender and bursting with happy ideas.
★★★✰✰ Shostakovich Trilogy is a rich work, containing too much to take in at a single sitting. It reveals some of its secrets, but not all.
★★★✰✰ It wouldn’t be spring without ballet galas. This week it was New York City Ballet’s turn. On the program were two new works, by Christopher Wheeldon and the relatively unknown Nicolas Blanc, the latter a veteran of the New York Choreographic Institute.
★★★★✰ New York is a good place to be in springtime.
Miami City Ballet – Program’s A (Balanchine, Tharp, Ratmansky), B (Peck, Scarlett, Balanchine) – New York
★★★★✰ New York audiences and the Miami City Ballet have taken to each other like sun and salt air, and it’s easy to see why.
★★★★✰ This is dancing that makes one hungry for more.
Press release – 11 April 2016 Victor Hochhauser presents BOLSHOI BALLET General Director: Vladimir Urin Artistic Director: Makhar Vaziev ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Monday 25 July – Saturday 13 August 2016 The Bolshoi Ballet…
★★★✰✰ When I think of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) under David Bintley I think of tradition with a capital T and the latest double bill underlines that in spades.
★★★★✰ “Ratmansky’s new staging is a Beauty like you have never seen before: it uncovers the original ballet’s genuine beauty, which faded over the years under the clutter of modern revisions.”
Audiences everywhere should be impressed by the consistently high standard of the company’s dancing. ENB is proof that artists from many different countries, backgrounds and training can be formed into a cohesive ensemble.
The much admired Karen Kain has been directing the National Ballet of Canada for 10 years now – Oksana Khadarina catches up with her as the company prepare to visit Washington with Christopher Wheeldon’s “Winter’s Tale”…
As with the Balanchine version, the Hard Nut’s success is a foregone conclusion.
Scottish Ballet are touring Christopher Hampson’s “Cinderella” this Christmas – Graham Watts was at the European premiere in Edinburgh for DanceTabs…
…mostly the ballet (AfterEffect) is an enthusiastic love letter from Gomes to his company, and was received as such by the enthusiastic audience at the Koch…
It’s not your granddaughter’s Cinderella. Alexei Ratmansky’s version dispenses with tutus and glass carriages in favor of a deco-cum?post-Soviet point of view.