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Mariinsky Ballet

The Value of Ensemble

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

So much great art is dependent on the need for ensemble. The great orchestras and dance companies are great not simply because of the agglomeration of talented artists but also because of the amount of time these artists have worked together to create an aesthetic.

The Mariinsky Ballet Rises Above Happy Endings

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

If there were any purists muttering to themselves during Act IV at Thursday night's performance of Swan Lake by the Mariinsky Ballet, they were lost amid the hootin' and hollerin'.

Another Visit to Oman

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is truly no Eastern art or Western art or Asian art, etc. There is only art. And great art has the power to move us because great artists speak to us no matter what the language.

The Royal Opera House Muscat

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Do not be surprised if a decade from now some of the most interesting arts projects in the world are emanating from a nation that many of us could not identify on the map.

Summer in New York City

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.17.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

NYC is about trying something you haven't tried before.