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It’s easy to remember

It’s easy to remember

It’s easy to remember Born on this day in 1895 lyricist Lorenz Hart.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD52wCJERG8 Happy 65th birthday conductor Valery Gergiyev. Happy 70th birthday soprano Jeannine Altmeyer. Birthday anniversaries of composer Vicente Martín y Soler (1754), soprano Aulikki Rautawaara (1906), conductors Charles Bruck (1911), Anton Guadagno (1925) and Horst Stein (1928). Source: Music-2 It’s easy to remember Read More »

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury?

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury?

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury? How could I get a bone bruise from wearing a boot for a stress fracture in my fifth metatarsal? It’s taking forever to go away, and I can’t dance full-out. Help! —Anonymous, New York, NY A metatarsal injury like yours (aka the “dancer’s fracture”) typically needs six to eight weeks to heal in a short boot that’s removable at night. Unfortunately, a bone bruise can ... Read More »

Unfair ‘Lady’

Unfair ‘Lady’

Unfair ‘Lady’ Mainly plain. In Pygmalion, and, by extension, in My Fair Lady, George Bernard Shaw packed a multitude of important social issues—class, privilege, feminism, morality and gender roles among them—into a light comedy. Sadly, a revival of the 1956 musical at Lincoln Center makes a muddle of the show’s thoughtful elements and isn&8217;t particularly funny either.  I saw the show Saturday afternoon and I can report it is big and impressive and (fitfully) glitzy and ... Read More »

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving The first week of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works was all about new ballets, with 12 world premieres by the likes of Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The second weekend provided time to reflect, as artists and influencers gathered for “Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future.” Dance Magazine sat in on two sessions. Virginia Johnson, Helgi Tomasson and Marina ... Read More »

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations It’s Broadway awards season (hello Tony, Chita Rivera and Drama Desk Awards!), and this year, there’s a lot for fans to sing and dance about. If you’re a millennial, your heart is certainly happy with this morning’s Tony announcement: SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls scored the most nominations for a musical at 12 each. (The two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got 10.) ... Read More »

Camille A. Brown Choreographs Once On This Island, Her First Broadway Musical

Camille A. Brown Choreographs Once On This Island, Her First Broadway Musical

Camille A. Brown Choreographs Once On This Island, Her First Broadway Musical “Should I watch it to get a sense of what happened, or should I go with my own vision and understanding of the culture?” That’s what choreographer Camille A. Brown was wondering in June, when she started work on the Broadway revival of the Antilles-themed musical Once on This Island . Image via Once on This Island Facebook Page The 1990 show, directed ... Read More »

Spring breakers

Spring breakers

Spring breakers Surely no one can be surprised that the focus of attention among the cher public in April was Anna Netrebko‘s first Tosca. The list of our top ten stories for the month follows the jump.  Quantum leap: Like Julius Caesar before her, Anna Netrebko can rightly proclaim “Veni vidi vici” about her decisive Roman victory at the Metropolitan Opera where she took on her first-ever Tosca. Modern family: Yusif Eyvazov will sing the role of ... Read More »

Mia Michaels Has a New Book for All The “Donkeys” Out There

Mia Michaels Has a New Book for All The “Donkeys” Out There

Mia Michaels Has a New Book for All The “Donkeys” Out There Mia Michaels was 90% done writing her autobiography when something changed. She had plenty of material to fill the pages, from racking up three Emmy Awards on So You Think You Can Dance , to choreographing her first Broadway musical Finding Neverland , to collaborating with Prince, to revamping New York’s famous Radio City Rockettes . But then she stopped. “There was so ... Read More »

The finale countdown

The finale countdown

The finale countdown In Gounod’s sentimental take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Charles Castronovo took an elegiac approach, refining his dark, haunting tenor to delicate piano tones. “Like most opera fans (or, let’s be accurate, opera queens) I have specialist tastes, with the soprano voice at the top of the list. But the final weeks’ offerings at the Metropolitan Opera, revivals of Lucia di Lammermoor and Roméo et Juliette might very well convert me to a tenor fanatic.” Our ... Read More »

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