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A Flair for the Dramatic

NYCB’s Georgina Pazcoguin Pazcoguin, wearing a dress designed for her by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung. Photo by Matthew Karas. It was the final days of New York City Ballet’s two-week Sleeping Beauty run last winter, and Georgina Pazcoguin had been alternating between the regal Fairy of Courage and the vindictive Carabosse. Shortly before she […]

The Foundry

Chrisitan Burns in The Fleshing Memory. (Andrea Flores) The Foundry Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum San Francisco, California January 3�4, 2003 Reviewed by Heather Wisner There were wide-open spaces and claustrophobic corners in The Foundry’s new multimedia modern work The Fleshing Memory�suggestions of freedom and darker hints of isolation. Intriguing elements, which didn’t […]

The Deadly Allure of Cocaine

Despite high-profile dance memoirs warning about the dangers of drugs like cocaine, drug abuse remains a recurring problem in the dance world. Only a year ago, the Royal Danish Ballet fielded widespread reports in the national press of cocaine abuse among company members. While most dancers don’t abuse drugs, cocaine’s appeal has persisted for a […]

Royal Danish Ballet

David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 14–19, 2011   Susanne Grinder and Ulrik Birkkjaer in Napoli. Photo by Costin Radu, courtesy RDB.   The Royal Danish Ballet’s recent performances in New York provided a rare, intriguing glimpse at the world’s third oldest ballet company. The repertoire presented a snapshot of the current artistic […]

Fearless in Seattle

PNB’s Carla Korbes has found a new freedom and confidence in her dancing. Carla Körbes in costume for Jean-Christophe Malliot’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Matthew Karas.  At one moment in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, in an act of supreme trust, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Carla Körbes flings herself backwards into the arms of Romeo. […]

Dance Magazine Awards 2007

On November 5, Dance Magazine will (for the 50th time!) present its annual awards to dance artists who have made a major contribution to our field. This year’s recipients are Desmond Richardson, Wendy Whelan, Bettie de Jong, and Bebe Neuwirth. Here we single out some of their extraordinary accomplishments. To get more information about this […]

Luz San Miguel Lighting Up the Stage

Luz San Miguel opens the door, welcoming me into her home with a sweeping gesture that might be called a domesticated port de bras. Her strikingly petite body seems to almost hum with energy—a human lightning rod. It’s one week after the close of San Miguel’s second season with Milwaukee Ballet, a season she ended […]

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