Critic’s Notebook: ‘Nutcracker’ Dancers in This Season’s Performances

January 1st, 2014

All long runs of “The Nutcracker” provide several castings. New York balletomanes revisit the productions at American Ballet Theater and New York Town Ballet to learn new aspects of each knowledgeable and novice dancers. The roles on their own modify: this Sugar Plum Fairy is majesty by itself, that one particular all twinkle this Clara as Princess is fervent, but that a single gleeful. Meanwhile, dancers modify and expand as they tackle numerous roles. Metropolis Ballet’s existing revival of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” — which opened on Nov. 29 at the David H. Koch Theater and will conclude with its […]

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Heather Kravas’s ‘a quartet,’ Coming to the Kitchen area

December 30th, 2013
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The Disrupters | The Matchmaker: Damian Woetzel at the Vail International Dance Pageant

December 30th, 2013

When Damian Woetzel retired in 2008 as a principal dancer with New York Town Ballet, well-known view had him aiming at a ballet firm directorship. But he has taken a more stunning path, getting to be an all-about arts advocate. He is concerned in Musicorps, which helps war veterans he’s on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and he directs the Aspen Institute Arts System.

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At City Ballet and Somewhere else, In Jokes Take the Phase

December 29th, 2013

Even the most devoted ballet enthusiasts, who catch “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” every 12 months at the David H. Koch Theater, are likely not to realize that Balanchine even now can make a cameo physical appearance in every single performance of the dance, which he created in 1954. The minute arrives in the second act, when the Spanish dancers who perform the “Hot Chocolate” divertissement arise in prosperous brown ruffled attire: The bodice of the principal dancer is adorned with a small oval cameo-style portrait of Balanchine. The women in the corps de ballet wear cameos of Lincoln Kirstein, who […]

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The Week In advance | Dance: Getaway Soul and Illusion

December 28th, 2013

It is that conclude-of-December sensation: The previous point you want to do is phase into a shop. Mercifully, there are mood-altering options. New York Town Ballet presents last performances of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” while Momix continues its illusionary, human body-aware spectacle at the Joyce Theater with Moses Pendleton’s “Momix reMIX.” And for some holiday soul, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater proceeds its time with three applications. On New Year’s Eve, “Revelations” will characteristic Ailey veterans of the previous and current, including Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Renee Robinson, Guillermo Asca, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Dudley Williams and Donna Wood Sanders. Next Sunday, there’s […]

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Dance Listings for Dec. 27-Jan. two

December 27th, 2013

Entire critiques of recent dance performances: A searchable manual to these and other performances is at ? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Friday via Jan. five) If your sweet tooth commences to ache from a “Nutcracker” sugar assault, Alvin Ailey’s holiday getaway period is a savory antidote. An remarkable spectrum of functions thrust the organization ahead while retaining it firmly anchored in its celebrated previous. It will be worthwhile to see the polished Ailey dancers deal with the British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s hyperkinetic “Chroma” and make Invoice T. Jones’s classic “D-Male in the Waters (Portion I)” their possess. Other highlights […]

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Occasions Critics’ Previous-Possibility Dance Picks

December 27th, 2013
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Dance Overview: ‘The Wind in the Willows,’ Danced in London

December 26th, 2013

LONDON — “Let my creatures live once again,” states the narrator at the start off of Will Tuckett’s phase adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows,” the children’s book by Kenneth Grahame that has been beloved below almost given that it was initial released in 1908. The people do stay in Mr. Tuckett’s model, the first Royal Opera House generation to transfer into a industrial theater in the West Stop of London, opening very last week and running by means of Feb. 1. The piece — a charmingly condensed edition of the adventures of Mole, Ratty, Toad, Badger and the […]

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Returning to the Phase, At 55

December 25th, 2013

Arts By Natalia V. Osipova December twenty fourth, 2013 A former Alvin Ailey superstar and a existing synthetic-hip proprietor, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, returns to the stage to complete “Revelations,” the firm’s very best-identified function.

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With Prepared Spirit, a Reprise for Ailey Dancers

December 25th, 2013

By Natalia V. Osipova Andrea Mohin/The New York Occasions Returning to the Stage, At 55: A former Alvin Ailey celebrity and a present synthetic-hip proprietor, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, returns to the stage to complete “Revelations,” the firm’s greatest-acknowledged operate. The voice on the mobile phone belonged to Masazumi Chaya, the associate inventive director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and he had a startling proposition. Would she — Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, fifty five years old, previous Ailey celebrity and current artificial-hip owner — appear out of retirement to dance at a specific efficiency on New Year’s Eve? “Are you kidding me?” she […]

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