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Complexions

Complexions at the Westobou Festival 2014 Here in Augusta, GA we don’t get much quality dance performance, so I’m always sure to see whatever is offered in the annual Westobou Festival, a really nice arts celebration that occurs each fall … Continue reading

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Misty Copeland’s 15 Minutes

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) soloist Misty Copeland is everywhere these days. From interviews on the major television networks and a guest appearance on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” to regular social media posts, Copeland has gained notoriety beyond the inner … Continue reading

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the 2014 Spoleto Festival  It’s been many years since I last saw Hubbard Street Dance perform live (that show was staged at Wolf Trap center for Performing Arts in Vienna, VA and it was fabulous) … Continue reading

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New York Public Library’s new online dance video archive

If the ballet companies won’t make their work more widely available, I’m glad the library is stepping up. Hopefully others will follow suit. http://hyperallergic.com/117959/new-york-public-library-puts-major-dance-video-archive-online/  

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The Consort

Music: Dowland, Neusidler, Morley and anonymous composers Choreography: Eliot Feld Premiere: American Ballet Company, New York 1970 Try finding footage – or even a still photograph! – of this ballet online and see for yourself the lack of any record … Continue reading

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Concerto Barocco

Concerto Barocco Choreography: George Balanchine Music: Johann Sebastian Bach Premiere: Pre-NYC Ballet ensemble, May 29, 1940 As was his custom, Balanchine designed this ballet upon the score, composed in this case by Bach. He took the music as a point … Continue reading

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La Fille Mal Gardee (Paris Opera Ballet)

La Fille Mal Gardee (The Unchaperoned/WaywardDaughter) Choreography: Jean Dauberval Music: Ferdinand Herold Premiere: France, 1789 My summer visit to the Paris Opera to see La Fille Mal Gardee had less to do with any particular interest in the production than … Continue reading

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