American Ballet Theatre is having a good day. Each May, the Benois de la Dance Awards recognize an extraordinary choreographer, select male and female dancers and a lifetime achievement recipient in a star-studded gala at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. This year, three of the four awards, from a group of 18 nominees, went to […]
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Mentors are invaluable in dance: The right guide can help a young dancer or choreographer discover aspects of their artistry they’d never even considered. Twenty-three-year-old San Francisco Ballet corps member and rising choreographer Myles Thatcher has just won the mentorship of a lifetime: Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky selected him to be his protégé through the 2014-2015 […]
How does Alexei Ratmansky keep up with all of his commissions? We’re beginning to think that he has a secret clone. Let’s see: thus far in 2012, he’s made Symphonic Dances for Miami City Ballet, Firebird for American Ballet Theatre, and, running now in Denmark, Golden Cockerel for Royal Danish Ballet, which is by all […]
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada November 16–27, 2011 Performances reviewed: Nov. 26, matinee & evening If you go to this new Romeo and Juliet expecting to see your favorite moments, like The First Kiss, or Lady Capulet going crazy over Tybalt’s death, you won’t find them. There’s no big swooping cape […]
Summer is heating up, with major premieres, triumphant returns and exciting mixed-company lineups happening from coast-to-coast and across the pond. Here’s what caught our eye.
Since joining NYCB, Woodward has delighted onlookers with her mix of elegant classicism and ebullient pluck. Both offstage and on it, she brings a warmth and generosity that make her appear just as at home in the Sugarplum Fairy’s mint-green tutu as it does in the minimalist gold lamé leotards of Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet.
It may be winter, but there are plenty of premieres sizzling in the wings. Here are four shows we have on our radar this month.
Earlier this month, the ballet world awoke to reports of the unexpected passing of the British choreographer Liam Scarlett. He had just turned 35; shortly afterward, his family put out a statement confirming “the tragic, untimely death of our beloved Liam,” and asking that the public respect their privacy. Social media didn’t tread quite so […]