Despite inconsistencies in quality, by the denouement, the work is powerful and draining, an emotional overload for anyone who's ever been in love and been hurt, or for anyone who's sacrificed their personal lives for their craft.
Like many young men, Lorca Massine went into his father's business. Unlike most families, Lorca's father's business was the ballet. Léonide Massi...
You can call this production of Marius Petipa's "Don Quixote," one of the first to be staged by a Spanish dancer, as his coming out party in Philadelphia. Corella, born near Madrid in a small mountain town, sees this ballet as a way of introducing himself and his culture to the audience.
The choreography of love starts, when you firmly put your hand in your partner's hand. The real choreography continues, when you respect your partner's moves, your moves are always gentle.
If the principal dancers in the Boston Ballet's upcoming performances of John Cranko's Onegin seem especially relaxed and comfortable on the Boston Opera House stage, then the audience can take a bow. That's because Boston isn't Milan.
News of death bursts through the door, breaks your heart, and emotional chaos destroys the peace. This claxon sounding of all futures marks the final note of a life, bringing the aria to an end that is a beginning.
Girish Bhargava and Robert Joffrey. Photo courtesy of Girish Bhargava. "Look at that!" Girish Bhargava shouts, his voice booming with excitement. ...
Recently, my heart swelled wider than my chest as I watched my niece perform in her Allegro Winter Spectacular. I found a love for lyrical dance that ...
'My audition for Shameless was one of my worst auditions! I remember calling my manager right after and apologizing in advance if she got really bad feedback from the casting directors.'
Ever on cue, the San Francisco Ballet held its 2016 opening night, embellished by a series of festivities hosted by the Association Board of Trustee a...
The more we ask our artists to perform as athletes, the more we must treat them as both. Few populations have a better mind/body awareness than ballet dancers. It's a thrill to help restore that integration -- not only for their benefit, but for ours as an audience as well.
Wells reminded the observers of their role in this theatre: "seeing us is touching us," he maintained, and "the world is your brain turned inside out."
Keagan Anfuso and Drew Brown, The Grey Area, Jacksonville, Florida. A documentary film providing insight into how the antiquated stereotypical definitions of gender affect the life of a masculine female.
You must let go to achieve. Take it in, feel it, give it back. Ballet is fleeting. The pessimistic industry saying laments that you're "only as good as your last performance," meaning the impression from live art is quickly replaced by whatever comes next.
After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".
After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge Point B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".