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.


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: […]


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 […]


And it turns out it’s a repeat First. Scotch Symphony. And this time I really enjoyed it. Is it because I am on the right side of the theatre? Because I saw it before? Better dancers? Better mood? I can’t say but once I got past the costumes I thought it was lovely. Some beautiful […]

Ballet Again

It’s a few lovely trips to the NYCB for me. Tonight there are three Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Barber Violin Concerto and Diamonds A Peter Martins sandwiched between two Balanchines I know diamonds and love it. The other two are new to me This was so fun. And the music!! A pink stage. Energetic Broadway […]