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BalletX is Taking All the Right Risks

BalletX is Taking All the Right Risks

BalletX is Taking All the Right Risks In a sensual, troubled duet to the music of Amy Winehouse, dancers Chloe Perkes and Zachary Kapeluck channel the late singer’s fraught relationship with fame, performance and love. They embody the haunting gravity of her story—while wearing enormous pairs of bunny ears. On paper, Trey McInytre’s Big Ones sounds like it shouldn’t work. But risky choices are par for the course at BalletX, and this risk pays off. ... Read More »

“On stage, I am in the dark”

“On stage, I am in the dark”

“On stage, I am in the dark” Departed this world on this day 42 years ago in Paris. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FtVom97ZV4 On this day 53 years ago the new Metropolitan Opera House opened in Lincoln Center. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVYXX12-iQ Born on this day in 1924 actress Lauren Bacall. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=71dRwNTN69I Happy 70th birthdays directors Christopher Alden and David Alden. Source: Music-2 “On stage, I am in the dark” Read More »

“I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset”

“I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset”

“I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset” Happy 74th birthday soprano Jessye Norman. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9680zhMmIqM Birthday anniversaries of composers Horatio Parker (1863) and Frank Martin (1910); conductors Bruno Walter (1876) and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933); bass-baritone Paul Schöffler (1897) and sopranos Pia Tassinari (1903), Hilde Gueden (1917) and Erika Köth (1927). Source: Music-2 “I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset” Read More »

Anticipation

Anticipation

Anticipation Fire up your calendars, cher public! The quintet of parterre box scribes who will be reviewing New York area performance are ready to share with you their choices for Must See Opera in the fall of 2019!  Callum John Blackmore steps up first (in alphabetical order) with his nominations: Move over, Dido and Aeneas! Opera Lafayette is bringing us John Blow’s Venus and Adonis (alas, for one night only), the earliest known English-language opera ... Read More »

The Case for Bringing Your Own Snacks to the Studio

The Case for Bringing Your Own Snacks to the Studio

The Case for Bringing Your Own Snacks to the Studio For busy dancers on the go, it’s easy to grab a premade salad on the way to class or scroll through delivery options as rehearsal comes to a close. But bringing homemade meals and snacks to the studio or theater has real payoffs. And making it happen doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Why Do It? Reason 1: It’s ready when ... Read More »

Here's What's Really Happening When Your Hips Make Noises

Here's What's Really Happening When Your Hips Make Noises

Here's What&039;s Really Happening When Your Hips Make Noises Snap, crackle, pop, crack, thunk, click. Dancer hips can make an impressive variety of noises. Sometime these are painful, sometimes not; sometimes they’re intentional, sometimes they just happen when dancing, cross-training or walking. But what’s actually making those noises—and should you be worried about them? We spoke to Dr. Melody R. Hrubes, a New York City-based sports medicine doctor who works with dance companies, to break ... Read More »

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