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Up with Tutus

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Up-With-Tutus600 Ballet music—one man’s evolution The older I get, the smarter, wiser and more talented Verdi becomes. Funny how it works that way. When I was about 15, Verdi was basically a purveyor of corny tunes accompanied by oompah-pah. How had he managed to compose that masterly requiem, amid those silly operas? These days, I stand [&hellip
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The CityArts Interview with Baroque Dance Legend Béatrice Massin

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

interview2 By Joel Lobenthal Béatrice Massin is a specialist in Baroque dance. She was co-choreographer of Lully’s Atys when the opera was presented by Les Arts Florissants at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last fall. She has choreographed for several films and directs her own dance troupe, Compagnie Fêtes Galantes, and school, the Atelier Baroque. She [&hellip
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Legendary Russian Dancers Featured In “Treasures Of The Russian Ballet”

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

legacy Bolshoi and Kirov vitality preserved  Legendary Russian dancers show why they are legends in the new DVD Treasures of the Russian Ballet (ICA Classics/Naxos). It contains performances by Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and (then) Leningrad’s Kirov filmed by the BBC in London from 1956 to 1963, some on stage, some in the television studio. The longest excerpt in [&hellip
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Natalie Lomonte Keeps Spider-Man in Step

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Theater, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Spiderman By Angela Barbuti The first Broadway show Natalie Lomonte ever saw was The Phantom of the Opera. She was visiting New York for the first time with her mother’s dance studio. After purchasing last-minute tickets, they were seated in the 11th row, in the spot where the infamous chandelier comes crashing down on the audience. [&hellip
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Australian Ballet Makes Big Impression in New York City

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance

Fifty years is a milestone definitely worth celebrating, and the Australian Ballet’s anniversary programming includes its first New York performances since 1999. Now led by former principal dancer David McAllister, the company is bringing two new programs of works to its repertory. The mixed bill, entitled Infinity, includes the latest collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre, [&hellip
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Two Choreographers Come Together at Joyce

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance

dancepic If you’re a freelance choreographer, you go where the work is. For Peter Quanz, that has meant trips to Cuba, Siberia and Hong Kong. Jodie Gates’ choreographic assignments have taken her to Berlin and many U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C., Denver and Philadelphia. Both have found a home base from which to coordinate and balance [&hellip
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Boylston Lands her ‘Dream Role’ Dancing in ‘Swan Lake’

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance

Isabella Boylston. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor. This is Isabella Boylston’s big bird season. The engaging American Ballet Theatre soloist, who has been injecting a vibrant personality and crisp virtuosity into her roles since joining the company in 2007, is taking on two big new assignments: those iconic ballet birds, the Swan Queen and the Firebird. She makes her debut as Odette/Odile [&hellip
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Company Highlights Choreographers Who Are Less Well Known

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dance

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is now at Joyce Theater. Visiting companies coming to town often offer programs featuring what might be termed the usual suspects—works by the same few choreographers tend to appear in many repertories. But one of the youngest local troupes, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, is also one of the most individual in its point of view and repertory choices. In particular, [&hellip
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Company Highlights Choreographers Who Are Less Well Known

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in Arts & Film

cedarlake Visiting companies coming to town often offer programs featuring what might be termed the usual suspects—works by the same few choreographers tend to appear in many repertories. But one of the youngest local troupes, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, is also one of the most individual in its point of view and repertory choices. In particular, [&hellip
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