Ballets Russes Classics from the Comfort of Your Couch
While we’re lazing around next Saturday afternoon, the Bavarian State Ballet will be hard at work, performing a triple bill of early 20th century ballets from the repertoire of the Ballets Russes. But you don’t have to miss out—the company is streaming their performance live on STAATSOPER.TV for free. The performance, which starts at 7:30 Munich time (that translates to 1:30 EST/10:30 PST) on June 21, includes three classics from the Diaghilev era: Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Biches, Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’Apres-midi d’un faune and Michael Fokine’s Shéhérazade. So go ahead and cancel those brunch plans. Click on staatsoper.de/tv to watch.
Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Rachel Foster and Jonathan Porretta took their final curtain call on June 9, 2019. Photo by Lindsay Thomas, Courtesy PNB
We all know dance careers are temporary. But this season, it feels like we're saying goodbye to more stars than usual.
Many have turned to social media to share their last curtain calls, thoughts on what it feels like to say farewell to performing, and insights into the ways that dancing has made them who they are. After years of dedicating your life to the studio and stage, the decision to stop dancing is always an emotional one. Each dancer handles it in their own way—whether that means cheekily admitting to having an existential crisis, or simply leaving with no regrets about what you did for love.
We will miss these dancers' performances, but can't wait to see what awaits each in their next chapters.
A previous lab cycle. Photo by Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade, Courtesy RRR Creative
Choreographic incubator Broadway Dance Lab has recently been rechristened Dance Lab New York. "I found the nomenclature of 'Broadway' was actually a type of glass ceiling to the organization," says choreographer Josh Prince, who founded the nonprofit in 2012.