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“Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!”

“Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!”

“Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!” Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Roméo in all performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s forthcoming production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, opening April 23, replacing Bryan Hymel who is ill. So says the Met’s press office. Source: Music-2 “Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!” Read More »

Tragically Hippolyte

Tragically Hippolyte

Tragically Hippolyte From the moment months ago that Juilliard Opera announced it would be staging the first US production in nearly 20 years of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s monumental Hippolyte et Aricie my heart has been filled with admiration and gratitude. But just before the generally admirable first performance concluded Tuesday evening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater the assembled forces committed such a catastrophic misstep that I had my head in my hands groaning in disbelief ... Read More »

Bon Iver is Unveiling Brand New Music for TU Dance's Latest Work

Bon Iver is Unveiling Brand New Music for TU Dance's Latest Work

Bon Iver is Unveiling Brand New Music for TU Dance's Latest Work Is it any surprise a world premiere by choreographer Uri Sands and musician Justin Vernon, both renowned for the profound beauty and gorgeous musicality of their work, immediately sold out? We’re hungry for creative collaborations that take reflective deep dives into what constitutes our humanity—and then there’s the undeniable cool factor. Nine members of TU Dance will perform alongside Bon Iver (Vernon’s band) ... Read More »

Get Sara Mearns' Pointe Advice at The School at Steps' Pointe Shoe Workshop

Get Sara Mearns' Pointe Advice at The School at Steps' Pointe Shoe Workshop

Get Sara Mearns' Pointe Advice at The School at Steps&039; Pointe Shoe Workshop Ah, the quest for the perfect, foot-flattering, technique-enhancing pointe shoe: It can feel like a never-ending saga. Still on the hunt for that ideal pair? Then you won’t want to miss The School at Steps ‘ annual Pointe Shoe Workshop and Fair , happening this Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:30 pm in NYC. As always, the event—which is sponsored by our friends ... Read More »

How to Be the Kind of Understudy Your Company Can Depend On

How to Be the Kind of Understudy Your Company Can Depend On

{$inline_image} How to Be the Kind of Understudy Your Company Can Depend On You might feel like the second choice when you look at the casting sheet, but understudies are necessary, valued team members who are regularly called off the bench to perform—even with very little prep time. “It is like the ultimate trust exercise with your director,” says Mia J. Chong, who understudied many roles in ODC/Dance’s The Velveteen Rabbit as an apprentice before ... Read More »

Cat’s meow

Cat’s meow

Cat’s meow Happy 70th birthday soprano Catherine Malfitano.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQUzUT9r5Es Birthday anniversaries of composer Franz von Suppé (1819), conductors Leopold Stokowski (1882) and Zdenek Chalabala (1899) and soprano Sylvia Fisher (1910). Happy 86th birthday soprano Nadezda Kniplova! Happy 84th birthday tenor George Shirley! Happy 72nd birthday tenor Robin Leggate! Source: Music-2 Cat’s meow Read More »

Create a Collage Landscape Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg

Create a Collage Landscape Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg Taking Risks in Your #Art Robert Rauschenberg was an artist who liked to challenge conventional artistic thinking. He used found materials to create collages and assemblages that both astounded and confounded those who saw them. Inspired by his artistic vision and style, we will create a collage landscape with found papers and other materials, along […] The post Create a Collage Landscape Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg appeared ... Read More »

Love at Work: Should You Date Your Dance Partner?

Love at Work: Should You Date Your Dance Partner?

Love at Work: Should You Date Your Dance Partner? I found a great boyfriend in my ballet company. I love how he understands my life as a professional dancer. The problem is we’ve started fighting whenever one of us gives the other a correction during partnering. Is dating him a bad idea? —Lovesick, Toronto, Ontario Working together has been common for couples for centuries (think mom-and-pop shops). But too much time together also provides more ... Read More »

I’m every diva, it’s all in me

I’m every diva, it’s all in me

I’m every diva, it’s all in me Camille: “It’s very Anne Fontaine does Carmencita Hits the Streets.” You only thought calla lilies were suitable to every occasion! La Cieca, fashion arbiter though she may be, cannot figure out what is going on with this day-to-evening (and then some) look Sonya Yoncheva is flaunting. Carmen? Auntie Mame? Sandy in Grease? Maxine in Night of the Iguana?  [Twitter] Source: Music-2 I’m every diva, it’s all in me Read More »

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