THE DYNAMIC DUO ON PNB’s American Stories

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

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5 reasons we fell in love with ballet

Everything is beautiful at the ballet… Edward Kleban said it all in his lyrics for A Chorus Line… When we were younger something resonated with us and sparked the passion … Continue reading 5 reasons we fell in love with ballet

This week in Ballet News…

This week was a super exciting week in ballet world… Boston Ballet opened Onegin. NYCB closed their season with killer black and white ballets. PNB and Houston Ballet took on … Continue reading This week in Ballet News…

The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima

What truly does it mean to be an American Ballerina?  The idea of an American Ballerina isn’t far fetched at all, and actually since the cold war, America has become … Continue reading The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima

A List of Farewells…

Many of the principals we have come to love and adore, or have forgotten about have announced their retirements this year. This morning, Carla Korbes announced her retirement from PNB. … Continue reading A List of Farewells…

Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

Sugar Plums: 5 Awful Realities of the Nutcracker (The list of 5 Reasons why the Nutcracker won’t ever go away can be found by clicking here.) Sugared plums are probably … Continue reading Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

Aurora in the Sleeping Boring… I mean beauty.

Tchaikovsky has the big three: the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and the Sleeping Beauty. Three epic ballets that tell the tale of fantasy, tragedy and happily ever afters. Every little girl … Continue reading Aurora in the Sleeping Boring… I mean beauty.

The Beast that is the Nutcracker…

In the repertory of classical ballets, there is one ballet that trumps them all. It isn’t number one because of the physical demands, and it is definitely not number one … Continue reading The Beast that is the Nutcracker…