Favorite Ballet -Belles-Lettres & three others

After 4 nights at NYCB and one wonderful evening in London I find I finally really have a few favorites. This Belles-Lettres from JustinPeck was all things rolled into one bit of perfection. Beautiful music, fabulous choreography and wonderful costumes. I could have watched it for hours, it never let up, never a weak spot, […]

Houston Ballet at City Center

wow. Choreography by Mark Harris, The Letter V was a wildly fun high energy girls spinning on point never take a breathe ballet. The energy of Hayden’s Symphony 88 in G major was transferred to every step as the 8 green and black gingham clad dancers contrasted with the 8 spinning tossing neon green and […]

SADLERS WELLS, A GREAT BROWNIE &; Sushi

Last night we met up at Tanakatsu for a sushi dinner before going to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadlers Wells. I was looking forward to Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces but it turned out not to be as good as I remembered. It featured large black accordion pieces moved around the stage. The second […]

NYCB Rehearsal

Tarantella.. Seems like it will be wonderful, we saw just a tiny excerpt then onto a real working rehearsal for Dances at a Gathering which i saw the other night, how much more wonderful with costumes and lighting, still, i do enjoy the experience of a rehearsal.

Shakespeare In The Park

much ado about nothing – amazing. The delacorte in the park is a wide open and small theater but lovely. As we sat the sun set and the stage lit up for this all black modern take on the play.. with singing and dancing and I am so glad I did this.

BALANCHINE

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet – what a wonderful big pink afternoon. Just gorgeous costumes. Beautiful dance. And big music. Tachaikovsky Suite No. 3. –

Parsons Dance a the Joyce

Another who never disappoints. Round My World: And yes, they actually kept to the theme of round in ways I didn’t think humanly possible Hand Dance: Was just that.. ten minuted of hands dancing.. Wow! you gotta love it!! Eight Women: Wasn’t really eight women but eight dancers to the music of my youth. Caught: […]

NYCB

Judah. choreographed by Gianna Reisen. Beautiful dancing. Not great music. Jerome Robbins’ dances at a gathering. It was like a greatest hits album. For just about an hour the dancers Floated Alone. In groups of two or three or four or more. The ballerinas floated through the air. It could not have been better Sitting […]

The Australian Ballet at The Joyce

Absolutely wonderful. Chairman Dances.. Al in red. It was a bit unusual to see the girls in pants and collared shirts with little bow ties but it was wonderful with an asian style music playing. Choreography by Tim Harbour. I have to see what else he is doing or has done because I really enjoyed […]

Yes, Ballet again

and I anticipate great things! Valse-Fantaisie. Choreography by Balanchine Second up is A Suite of Dances- I think this is the one we saw Robbins make on Baryshnikov in a movie some months back. Bartok Ballet by Pam Tanowitz. Her first work for NYCB. Then Bright by Justin Peck AND Back to Balanchine with Western […]