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ABT Looks Forward

  Last night’s Opening Night Gala took a dive into the deep waters of new works, and surfaced in triumph. After the spring season of mostly looking back, tonight’s program showed how invested ABT is in choreographers of the future.   Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas seemed to spring him loose from literal narrative (On the […]


Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly With Me Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff. Atlanta, GA. September 15-October 11, 2009. Reviewed by Wendy Perron   At her best, Tharp challenges extraordinary dancers to create extraordinary performances. This she has done in Come Fly With Me, her new “dansical” that could/should/might come to Broadway next season. She built the […]

Why I Dance

With his elegant line and unaffected stage presence, Sascha Radetsky long held his own among American Ballet Theatre’s cadre of male stars. A soloist in the company since 2003, he stood out even in the most bravura passages, as well as for his courteous partnering, particularly when he danced with his wife, the heart-stoppingly beautiful […]

Broadway Cares and So Does the Whole Dance Community

Before there was DRA there was just a lot of memorial services and tributes for our friends and colleagues who died of AIDS. I remember one such performance for the wonderful dance writer Barry Laine in 1988. I was preparing to dance in it (since I had known him pretty well), and Arnie Zane (who […]

Passionate Partnerships

Five couples who span the dance world from ballet to hip hop to modern share studio time, performances, and their love for dance – along with household chores and a deep commitment to each other. Each has a unique story about how dance brought them together and keeps their marriage strong. ABT’s Soul Mates: Stella […]

American Ballet Theatre

Paloma Herrera in Le Corsaire Photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy ABT American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY May 23–July 16, 2005 Reviewed by Clive Barnes   The gala marking the opening of American Ballet Theatre’s spring season (and this year the company’s 65th anniversary), for all its glamour, remained essentially a family […]

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