Posts Tagged "Swan Lake"

(120) Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa

Posted by on 12.17.2018

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Alastair-on-Petipa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by the chief dance critic of the New York Times, and one of our most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair, an expert on dance history, has previously guided us through histories of Balanchine’s classic ballet ‘Serenade’ and the work of Frederic Ashton. This week he delves into the true history of one of ballet’s most revered choreographers, Marius Petipa. We take a look at what works have...

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(102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

Posted by on 08.13.2018

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DevonTeuscher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSOn today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In 2006, after completing her training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Devon was invited to join ABT’s studio company. Consistent soloist work led to her first promotion in 2014, and following a triumphant turn as Odette/Odile in the full length ‘Swan Lake’, she was promoted to principal in 2017. We sat down at the...

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Believing in Classical Ballet

Posted by on 03.09.2012

When one thinks of classical ballet, the works that may come to mind include Swan Lake (1877), Giselle (1841), Sleeping Beauty (1890), and The Nutcracker (1892).  It is amazing to think that ballets created centuries ago, are still being performed around the world with the same music, story, and intention.  There is no denying that these works are treasures left behind for us to enjoy, but with very distinct characters to portray and a specific time period to embrace, it the responsibility of the modern day dancers to make these classics believable to the audience.  As one of my faithful readers has asked me, “Does the nowadays dancer believe in...

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Black Swan: The Right Attention for the Ballet World?

Posted by on 12.20.2010

The long anticipated Darren Aronofky thriller, “Black Swan” finally opened everywhere Friday.  I can now say that I have experienced this film in all of it’s glory.  In anticipation, I talked with the Miami City Ballet dancers who had already seen the movie.  Surprisingly, I would say that everyone’s opinion was split down the middle.  But here is how I see it. Natalie Portman as the White Swan. Natalie Portman gives a stunning performance playing a young dancer, Nina Sayers, who is cast as the Swan Queen in a new production of Swan Lake.  The New York City based company’s director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) clearly loves...

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