★★★✰✰ The Fall Fashion Gala has become a staple at New York City Ballet, a siren song to the well-heeled, who show up in their fineries year after year. It’s also a big money-maker...
Tag - Glass Pieces
★★★★✰ A triple bill joining George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, the San Francisco Ballet premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s Appassionata and Justin Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
★★★★✰ A winning first program, one with the range and breadth that Smuin is famous for.
Les Etés de la Danse, Paris – Homage to Jerome Robbins, Programme 1 – New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet
★★★★✰ The programme, performed by two very different American ballet companies, displayed Robbins’s versatility while revealing the similarities in his approach to music.
★★★✰✰ New York Theatre Ballet’s director, Diana Byer, is known for dusting off the dance history books, and giving a dose of challenging revivals. This time NYTB joins may companies around the country and indeed, the world, in celebrating Jerome Robbins’ centennial...
★★★✰✰ More than anything, Peck's "The Times are Racing" reminded me of the movie Rebel Without a Cause. These kids are uneasy, but what is the object of their unease?
★★★★✰ (20), ★★★✰✰ (21) The temperature in Glass Pieces was uncharacteristically low. Under the baton of Clotilde Otranto, the orchestra sounded muffled...
San Francisco Ballet's Program 4 is a double bill coupling a welcome return of Robbins' Dances at a Gathering with a Liam Scarlett's Hummingbird.
The most obvious, and pleasurable aspect of New York City Ballet's mixed bill Hear the Dance: America is its juxtaposition of two very different works by Jerome Robbins.
Juilliard Dance – New Dances, Edition 2014: works by Austin McCormick, Loni Landon, Kate Weare, Larry Keigwin – New York
While the program slumped, mood wise, in the middle, it went out with a bang thanks to Larry Keigwin's Exit Like an Animal.
Troy Schumacher's BalletCollective company is a work in progress and unusually has a resident writer, Cynthia Zarin. Marina Harss, at New York's Skirball Center, sees where they are all at...
Great to see so many of San Francisco Ballet’s dancers enjoying themselves and enthusing their audience in a steamy summer evening in Paris.
But 'A Place for Us' (new Wheeldon) feels like a bauble, not quite a jewel.
"It’s very lonely out there... I mean, it would be nice to have some sort of mentorship with regard to what it takes to be a choreographer."
Calling this ballet a guide (Guide To Strange Places) is not really precise because it’s more like a portal that lets you in and then leaves you on your own to figure out where you are. Whether you have absolutely no sense of direction or can find your way anywhere blindfolded could determine how you explore this terrain