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Vital Signs

Ode to Lincoln Following Serenade/The Proposition, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company premieres Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray, the second of three pieces that explore the legacy of Abraham Lincoln in his bicentennial year (“Dance Matters,” Feb.). Set to text from Lincoln’s speeches and writings and a re-imagining of Mendelssohn’s St. […]

The Return of Grandeur

When Moscow’s 200-year-old Bolshoi Ballet first began visiting the West in the 1950s, it thrilled audiences with its unabashed bravado and abandon. Today’s troupe retains the bigness and boldness, but its performing profile has evolved intriguingly. The Bolshoi men’s style, which was sometimes vigorous to the point of athletic near-brutality up through the 1960s, has […]

Curtain Up

During my first year out of college, I danced in a piece by Jeff Duncan, the Anna Sokolow dancer who started Dance Theater Workshop—so named because he believed in the “theater” part of dance. The piece was called Resonances, and I was replacing Ze’eva Cohen, who was one of the great dramatic modern dancers of […]

A Glittering Decade

The late Clive Barnes, whose insights contributed so much to this magazine, once called the annual Youth America Grand Prix gala in New York, “the highlight of the season.” Dance enthusiasts will argue fiercely about the most memorable performances of the year, but one thing is clear. The YAGP gala, slated for April 22, sparks […]

This Just In

Keenan Kampa , one of DM’s 2012 “25 to Watch,” will join the Kirov (Maryinsky) Ballet as the company’s first American dancer in June 2012. The graduate of the Kirov’s Vaganova Academy is currently in her second year as a Boston Ballet corps member. —posted 1/18/2012   Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, principal dancers with […]

Russian Ambition

It was a brief YouTube clip of her Kitri that set balletomanes abuzz. From the first moment that Bolshoi starlet Natalia Osipova was spotted in a short solo from Don Quixote, the link flew from computer to computer around the world. Her performance commanded the stage with sparkling personality and breathtaking technique. Tossing off multiple […]

New York Notebook

THE MEXICANOS ARE COMING Ballet de Monterrey, an exuberant young company from Mexico, comes to the Joyce Feb. 26–March 2. Now under the artistic direction of Miami City Ballet star Luis Serrano (see “Dancers in Love,” page 30), the company brings two ballets by the late Vicente Nebrada, known for the theatricality and sensuality of […]

25 To Watch

SARAWANEE TANATANIT Even in the corps of American Ballet Theatre, Sarawanee Tanatanit stands out for her striking look and daring quality. In past City Center seasons, Tanatanit, 24, has reveled in such repertoire as Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, where she sparkled in Ann Reinking’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and […]

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