By Melanie Durham Usually seeing a superb rendition of Swan Lake to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score is hard to find and ridiculously long, but Ballet West in Utah did it in … Continue reading Ballet Review: Ballet West’s Swan Lake
This weekend marked a great feat in discourse and dance history as Camille A. Brown & Dancers made their debut at the Kennedy Center. I saw the second night of the performance where this four time Princess Grace Award Winner presented Ink. The following night included in the 40th Kennedy Center Honors that airs December 26 on CBS. (Honorees include: Carmen De Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL COOL J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie.) This weekend at the Kennedy Center also celebrated Fred Astaire, another Kennedy Center Honoree.
While ballet has its often downfalls of lackluster performances and vague storylines, Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Company delivers with a punch with After The Curtain. With cast of mainstreamed dancers, … Continue reading Shaping Sound… Shaping the way for dance
On Friday night, at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, the ballet world came together to celebrate one man: Julio Bocca. Most nights at the ballet are great, but … Continue reading Honoring the legend, the man, the humble Julio Bocca.
The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ the David H. Koch Theater @ Lincoln Center Any evening at Lincoln Center always promises to … Continue reading AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY…
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of NYC, I found myself somewhere between peaceful intimacy and inspiration. Hosted by The Current Sessions, this community workshop was a preview … Continue reading The Current Sessions: The Big Balloon. April 14 & 15 @ Wild Project (NYC)
There are three types of quality dance performances. The first type of dance performance is the typical performance, strong technique, beautiful sets, and lavish costumes. It is entertaining, strong and shows … Continue reading A Night to Remember: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Ballet Arizona, a company I named to watch two years ago, performed under the stars last night in Goodyear at a lakeside park. It was gorgeous. It rained that morning, … Continue reading Ballet Under The Stars: Ballet Arizona
This is the first review for the Dynamic Duo and they knock it out of the park. It is like having a conversation with your friends after a ballet performance… … Continue reading THE DYNAMIC DUO ON PNB’s American Stories
A social commentary on ENB’s Emerging dance program… So I am watching ENB’s Emerging Dance LIVE… and I am not trying to say I told you so again, but I … Continue reading English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2016
Things that everyone should have in their dance bag, or readily available. A foot roller or stretcher. A theraband, deflated tire tube, or something else elasticy. Ibprofen, icy hot, or … Continue reading 10 Things Ballet Students Should Have…