4 In-Person Shows We Want to See This November

From new works to old traditions, here are four performances we have on our radar. Lost With You Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s Vanishing MélodiesSasha Onyshchenko, Courtesy BJM MONTREAL Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal plumbs the songbook of Patrick Watson for its latest creation. Vanishing Mélodies brings to life the memories of a lone woman waiting for a bus, […]

3 Shows We're Excited to See Onstage (or Online) This Month

Through a combination of socially distanced and online approaches, the performance landscape is cautiously rebuilding momentum. Here are three shows planned for the next month that have particularly piqued our interest. Étoiles in Italy Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in La Dame aux Camélias Brescia e Amisano, Courtesy Teatro alla Scala MILAN Teatro alla Scala […]

Peek Backstage During Roberto Bolle's Final Bow with ABT

Roberto Bolle’s rise in ballet reads like a fairy tale—one in which he’s the prince. At 15, he was hand-picked by Rudolf Nureyev to perform with La Scala Ballet, and by 19 he was hired into the company. Two years later, he rose to the rank of principal, and in 2009, he joined American Ballet […]

5 January Performances to Start 2019 Off Right

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was “See more dance” (and really, shouldn’t that be everyone’s?), never fear. We picked five shows certain to get 2019 off to a brilliant start. Twyla’s Greens and Jerry’s Blues Miami City Ballet in Brahms/Handel. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy Miami City Ballet FLORIDA It’s rare that two […]

You'll Never Guess Which Ballet Legend is in Andy Blankenbuehler's New Musical

We’re willing to admit that Only Gold, a Broadway musical that Andy Blankenbuehler has had in the works since 2013, had somewhat slipped our mind. (In all fairness, Blankenbuehler got rather busy choreographing a moderately successful musical about American history, and then directing and choreographing Bandstand.) But after an Instagram post from New York City […]

Five of Ballet's Best Wedding Pas to Celebrate the Royal Engagement

The Anglophiles in our office (myself included) are pretty chuffed to hear that there’s another Royal Wedding in the works now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made it official. And naturally, it got us thinking about that wonderful staple of classical (and not-so-classical) ballet, the wedding pas de deux. To celebrate, here are […]