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Archives for June 2011

The Royal Danish Ballet in New York

Royal Danish Ballet / David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC / June 14 - 19, 2011 On the final leg of its ambitious coast to coast American tour, the Royal Danish Ballet played New York--the city least likely to let the troupe's legendary charm dissuade fans from seeing its problems. A central one is repertory. As Nikolaj Hübbe, the company's artistic director--and an energetic publicity machine--are telling the world at every turn, the RDB hopes to redefine itself by combining cutting-edge contemporary work with its custodianship of … [Read more...]

The Turning Point

School of American Ballet: 2011 Workshop Performances / Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC / June 4 and 7, 2011 As classical dance fans know, the annual Workshop Performances of the School of American Ballet--New York City Ballet's renowned academy--display the accomplishments of its budding teen-age dancers, some of whom will be the next decade's stars, others who will make a corps de ballet ever more deserving of its name--"the body of the ballet." This year's performances--I saw two of the three showings, the matinee and … [Read more...]

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