★★★✰✰ Lauren Gallagher at New York City Ballet's Winter Season Opening where they introduced their new music director, Andrew Litton, in some style by naming the bill "Music Director's Choice"...
Author - Lauren Gallagher
Lauren Gallagher is a dance writer based in New York City. Formerly a dance critic for the San Francisco Examiner, she spent her childhood as a Rudolf Nureyev groupie and considers London her second home. She Tweets about ballet, books, cars, and life at: @snickersnacked.
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Butler is making a very obvious departure from the stringent formalities of traditional Irish dance.
More than one dancer has been dubbed a “punk ballerina” but no one deserves it more than Sylvie Guillem, who has ruffled feathers at the world’s best companies, and at 50 years old is still on top.
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Fall For Dance is a genuine feast, a display of unparalleled variety and plenty. When well-balanced, nothing is sweeter... but occasionally the flavors clash, and the abundance overwhelms.
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Amy Seiwert, a San Francisco-based choreographer, is gifted. For the last several years, she has held the position of Choreographer in Residence at Smuin Ballet, where she has arguably surpassed her mentor, the troupe's founding father, Michael Smuin, in choreographic talent...
Dancers should be allowed to have fun, especially when they've worked as hard as Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova...
Chamber Dance Project is essentially what it says on the tin: a small dance troupe which performs to live chamber music.
Ballet NY's 2015 season offered a mixed bill of promising diversity... (but there is a but)
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.