Category Archives: Long Review

ABT II and The Royal Ballet School

The Ailey Citigroup Theater New York City Some years ago, American Ballet Theatre’s junior company, ABT II, shared a program with The Royal Ballet School. I remember thinking the kids from ABT II looked as good as any professional company … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Strømgren,
Godani, Ekman

When I first saw Jo Strømgren’s Sunday Again a few years ago, I came away with more of the humorous moments he intersperses throughout the work. They’re still there, but on this second viewing it’s the discord that hangs with … Continue reading

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The New York Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary

New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project, created by Peter Martins in 1992, was founded as a showcase for new work. The New York Choreographic Institute, on the other hand, is an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and was founded … Continue reading

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Fall for Dance at New York City Center

New York City Center hosts a series called ‘Fall for Dance’, punning on autumnal performance dates and its intent to lure new audiences into a love affair with dance. Of course all the die-hard dance fans in the city also … Continue reading

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Andrea Miller choreographs Wonderland for Gallim

Andrea Miller’s new work, Wonderland, has the feel of a circus gone awry. It’s 45 minutes long and would be grueling for an audience if, in its weirdness, it weren’t so fascinating.

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New Works at American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet

American Ballet Theatre presented their recently acquired Lady of the Camellias. If you’re familiar with Ashton’s 1963 Marguerite and Armand you’ll find John Neumeier’s 1978 re-telling of the Dumas tale more graphic and less stylised.

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Ballet Builders + Appearances by Junior Companies

Spring was a season for checking out aspiring ballet artists. Prospective choreographers could be assessed at the Ballet Builders showcase, presented by New Choreographers on Point. Rising young dancers—in the junior companies of Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theater, and Paul … Continue reading

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A preview of ABT’s upcoming 70th anniversary season

The Metropolitan Opera House was packed for American Ballet Theatre’s gala, this season marking their 70th anniversary at the opera house. The programme, a generous collection of 13 parts, whet one’s appetite for the upcoming season. Michele Wiles climbed to … Continue reading

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Corella Ballet’s New York debut +
A diverse season at the 92nd Street Y

Angel Corella, much beloved star of American Ballet Theatre, has been busy in Spain, building the classical company his homeland has needed: Ballet Corella Castilla y León. While the company itself has been in existence for a couple of years, … Continue reading

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Peter Martins’ New Swan Lake

There’s much to like about Peter Martins’ Swan Lake—it’s briskly-paced, tells the story clearly, and has a lot of great variations and corps work.

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