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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

‘Giselle’: Remaking (and Updating) a Classic and Finding a Hit by Roslyn Sulcas

The choreographer Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet’s artistic director, talk about their “Giselle,” coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Review: Ballet Is Spectacle in ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ by Roslyn Sulcas

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length work for the Royal Ballet succeeds best when not meeting the demands of storytelling.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

‘A Vocal Figure Skater’ Makes His Mark as an Operatic Hamlet by Roslyn Sulcas

The British tenor Allan Clayton’s portrayal of the title role in Brett Dean’s opera is personal, emotional — and a breakthrough.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Susan Jaffe to Be Next Artistic Director at American Ballet Theater by Roslyn Sulcas

A former star ballerina with the company, Jaffe will assume the reins after the 30-year tenure of Kevin McKenzie.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Stepping Into the Balanchine-Stravinsky Continuum by Roslyn Sulcas

Silas Farley’s dance for City Ballet’s Stravinsky festival has a score by David K. Israel that builds on a poem Balanchine wrote and set to music for Stravinsky.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

A Ballerina Harnesses Her Wild Imagination to Choreography by Roslyn Sulcas

“There are no rules,” says Janie Taylor, a former City Ballet principal, whose dances are featured in the L.A. Dance Project’s Joyce Theater season.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

New York City Ballet Celebrates Stravinsky by Roslyn Sulcas

On the 50th anniversary of New York City Ballet’s Stravinsky Festival, remembering a collaboration for the ages: Balanchine and Stravinsky.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Vail Dance Festival to Feature Roman Mejia and Caili Quan by Roslyn Sulcas

Mejia and Quan are the artists in residences at this summer’s festival, which will also feature new works by Justin Peck, Pam Tanowitz and others.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

‘It Was a Crusade’: Karen Brooks Hopkins Revisits Her BAM Tenure by Roslyn Sulcas

In a new memoir, the former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music reflects on some of the organization’s most memorable stagings and artists.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Justin Peck and Collaborators Combine Gravitational Universes by Roslyn Sulcas

For his new work at New York City Ballet, Peck enlisted the composer Caroline Shaw and the artist Eva LeWitt: “It has really felt like a back-and-forth conversation.”

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

San Francisco Ballet Appoints Tamara Rojo to Artistic Director by Roslyn Sulcas

Rojo, who has given the English National Ballet a new allure, succeeds Helgi Tomasson as just the fifth director to lead the San Francisco company.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Brigitte Lefèvre, Ballet’s Disciplined Rebel, Takes Her Next Steps by Roslyn Sulcas

Lefèvre, a former director of the Paris Opera Ballet, is stepping down from running the Cannes Dance Festival. What next? “I want to dance.”

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Arlene Shuler to Step Down as President of New York City Center by Roslyn Sulcas

Shuler, a former dancer, has run the theater since 2003, instituting its popular Fall for Dance series.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Antony Sher, Actor Acclaimed for His Versatility, Dies at 72 by Roslyn Sulcas

In his long career, most of it with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he played everyone from King Lear to Primo Levi to Ringo Starr.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Review: ‘The Red and the Black’ Is Sumptuous, but Safe by Roslyn Sulcas

Based on the 1830 novel by Stendhal, Pierre Lacotte’s new production for the Paris Opera Ballet is an old-fashioned costume drama.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

An ‘Allegory for Our Times’: The Royal Ballet’s ‘Dante Project’ by Roslyn Sulcas

Wayne McGregor’s full-length work, a collaboration with Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean, opens at a moment of purgatorial relevance.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

‘I Feel an Abundance’: A Composer Dips Into the Dance World by Roslyn Sulcas

The choreographer Andrea Miller chose Lido Pimienta — “she’s a superstar” — to score her new piece for New York City Ballet. They talk about breaking new ground.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

After a Choreographer’s Suicide, Ballet Confronts Tough Questions by Roslyn Sulcas

Liam Scarlett killed himself after he was accused of misconduct. Now the dance world is grappling with the aftermath.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

‘The Doors Didn’t Open Easily’ on Her Path to ‘Cinderella’ by Roslyn Sulcas

The choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter has quietly become an important figure in the world of musical theater, especially with her work for Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

When Dance Shut Down, These Directors Banded Together by Roslyn Sulcas

Since last summer, leaders of New York’s pre-eminent dance companies have been meeting weekly to share ideas and problems.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Part of a Seismic Shift in Ballet, Hope Muir Takes on a Major Role by Roslyn Sulcas

The National Ballet of Canada’s newly named artistic director discusses her vision for diversity, accessibility and transparency in dance.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Processing the Pandemic at the Manchester International Festival by Roslyn Sulcas

The annual arts event in the north of England suggests that focusing on community and inclusiveness could be a natural, post-pandemic outcome for artists.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Lyon Dance Biennale Begins, Reduced but Unbowed by Roslyn Sulcas

The festival lost some premieres, but gained others, including one by Dimitris Papaioannou, and kept a free project in an old factory.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Raimund Hoghe, Choreographer of Strength and Frailty, Dies at 72 by Roslyn Sulcas

Born with a spinal deformity, he doubted he could ever dance, but he was able to incorporate his physical handicaps into his performances.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Roland Petit: A French Choreographer, Most Savored in France by Roslyn Sulcas

Ten years after his death, Petit is still considered an important figure in France, though his works haven’t been performed with great regularity.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

On London’s Reopened Ballet Stages, a Focus on the Contemporary by Roslyn Sulcas

The Royal Ballet’s program, “21st Century Choreographers,” featured a new work by Kyle Abraham.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Jacques d’Amboise, Charismatic Star of City Ballet, Is Dead at 86 by Roslyn Sulcas

He helped popularize ballet with an all-American style, combining the nonchalance of Fred Astaire with the nobility of a classic male dancer. Hollywood came calling, too.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Sofia Coppola’s Challenge: To Convey the Feeling of Live Dance by Roslyn Sulcas

Coppola and Justin Peck talk about how they approached making a film for New York City Ballet’s digital spring gala.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Jacques d’Amboise, an Early Male Star of City Ballet, Dies at 86 by Roslyn Sulcas

He embodied an all-American style, combining the nonchalant elegance of Fred Astaire with the nobility of a classic male dancer. Hollywood came calling, too.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Staatsballett Berlin and Dancer Reach Settlement Over Bias Allegations by Roslyn Sulcas

The dancer, Chloé Lopes Gomes, spoke out about racism last year after her contract was not renewed, and she will stay on, after arbitration.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ephrat Asherie, Frederick Ashton and a Solemn Memorial by Roslyn Sulcas

Our recommendations for dance to stream online, whether from your couch or your yoga mat.

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