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Thursday, June 6, 2024

In Paris, Using Dance to Uncover Hidden History by Roslyn Sulcas

Benjamin Millepied, an organizer of La Ville Dansée — a daylong event in Paris and its environs — wants “to tell the invisible stories of the city.”

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Review: Millepied and Muhly, Partners in Space and Sound by Roslyn Sulcas

Benjamin Millepied and Nico Muhly’s evening of minimally accessorized dance and contemporary music feels right at home at the Philharmonie in Paris.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sara Mearns and Jamar Roberts to Be Resident Artists at Vail by Roslyn Sulcas

The summer’s Vail Dance Festival features Mearns, the New York City Ballet star, and the choreographer Roberts.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Alina Cojocaru: A Freelance Ballerina, Forging Her Own Path by Roslyn Sulcas

At 42, Cojocaru has no desire to stop dancing. Instead, she commissioned and is producing a ballet, “La Strada,” in which she will dance.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Alexei Ratmansky Infuses ‘Coppelia’ With New Life by Roslyn Sulcas

At La Scala, Ratmansky’s original choreography makes details and nuances of the story pop, as if a carapace of formulaic interpretation has been cracked open.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Es Devlin Imagines Worlds That Don’t Exist by Roslyn Sulcas

The stage designer and artist Es Devlin brings decades of work to life in an experiential monograph and exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt in New York.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

London City Ballet Is Revived, Nearly 30 Years After It Shut Down by Roslyn Sulcas

The company folded in the 1990s with mounting debts. Can a rebooted troupe thrive at a time when similar British organizations are scaling back?

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Alessandra Ferri’s Next Act: Running the Vienna State Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

Ferri, the star ballerina who was a principal at American Ballet Theater, will run the large Vienna company and its affiliated school.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Black Sabbath Ballet Turns Up the Volume on a Varied London Season by Roslyn Sulcas

The fall dance calendar began with English National Ballet under new leadership. Then came Royal Ballet’s “Don Quixote” and “Black Sabbath: The Ballet.”

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

‘Free Your Mind’ Does Little to Challenge the Brain by Roslyn Sulcas

A huge new performance space in Manchester, England, opened with a show that trumpets the building’s possibilities, but doesn’t push any boundaries.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Can Christian Spuck Restore Order at Staatsballett Berlin? by Roslyn Sulcas

Christian Spuck, a choreographer of narrative ballets, has taken the helm at the Staatsballett Berlin after years of strife for the troupe. Can he turn it around?

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

How ‘Balanchine Blue’ Became the Backdrop for New York City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

The Empire State Building honors New York City Ballet’s 75th anniversary by lighting up in blue, favored by George Balanchine as a backdrop.

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond? Yes, There’s a Connection. by Roslyn Sulcas

It’s been cathartic to “create art from places of torment,” the singer-actor said ahead of the opening of “Sunset Boulevard” in London.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Lyon Dance Biennial Makes Movement Democratic by Roslyn Sulcas

The Lyon Dance Biennial, now under new leadership, is doubling down on its efforts to attract in a wide public.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Review: Paris Opera Ballet’s Very Contemporary Gala by Roslyn Sulcas

The program featured three living female choreographers but not much in the way of traditional ballet.

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Balanchine’s Dancers Share Their Memories of Creating the Ballet ‘Jewels’ by Roslyn Sulcas

Original cast members talk about their experiences making the three-part plotless ballet, which opens New York City Ballet’s 75th anniversary season.

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Review: Tanztheater Wuppertal’s New Premiere Needs an Edit by Roslyn Sulcas

Charmatz’s first new work for the company founded by Pina Bausch was a messy, meandering grab-bag of ideas and inspirations.

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Sascha Waltz and Guests: 30 Years Giving Form to Feeling by Roslyn Sulcas

As Waltz’s Berlin troupe commemorates its anniversary, its founder looks back on the lessons of those years, and forward to what comes next.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

David Hallberg’s New Job: Decision Maker by Roslyn Sulcas

The former American Ballet Theater star now leads the Australian Ballet. “When I am faced with difficulties, I lean into them,” he said.

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Pina Bausch’s Dance Company Announces Steps Toward a New Era by Roslyn Sulcas

Tanztheater Wuppertal unveiled its first season under Boris Charmatz, as well as plans for a new, multipurpose center.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Juliet Stevenson Returns to ‘The Doctor,’ and the New York Stage by Roslyn Sulcas

The British actress is reprising her role as the Jewish physician at the center of an ethical drama. “It’s like a tailored suit,” the director Robert Icke said.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Wayne McGregor’s new ‘Untitled, 2023’ at the Royal Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

Wayne McGregor’s new ballet, “Untitled, 2023,” gives equal weight to Carmen Herrera’s visual design and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s music.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

“The Motive and the Cue” Asks What Makes a Great Performance by Roslyn Sulcas

“The Motive and the Cue,” a new play in London, imagines fraught behind-the-scenes maneuvering by John Gielgud, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor during rehearsals for a classic Broadw…

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Choreographed Formality, Like an Elaborate Masque by Roslyn Sulcas

As in ballet, the coronation provided spectacle and beauty tempered by discipline and focus.

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‘Like He Was Going to Live Forever’: Making Jerome Robbins’s Last Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

His exuberant “Brandenburg,” which returns to City Ballet this month, was made near the end of his life, when he was physically and emotionally frail.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Chris Wheeldon’s ‘Dangerous and Exciting’ Adventure at City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

Wheeldon is back at New York City Ballet, where he honed his choreographic skills, making a non-narrative work set to Schoenberg.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

Benjamin Millepied Uses Movement to Reinvent ‘Carmen’ on Camera by Roslyn Sulcas

The choreographer is trying his hand at filmmaking with an experiment that merges drama, dance and music.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Review: Grief and Mourning, Delivered With Ecstatic Vitality by Roslyn Sulcas

In Gregory Maqoma’s “Cion,” performed by the Vuyani Dance Theater at the Joyce, the performers offer images of collective lamentation, prayer and hope.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Review: A Dance Gushes With an Outpouring of the Inner Self by Roslyn Sulcas

Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber seem to have had a thousand ideas for “Pit.” All of them appear to have been included.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Finding a Voice (and Bodies) for an Untold South African Story by Roslyn Sulcas

In “Broken Chord,” the choreographer Gregory Maqoma and the composer Thuthuka Sibisi consider the journey of a South African choir that traveled to England in the 19th century.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Vail Dance Festival’s Season to Feature New Work by 10 Choreographers by Roslyn Sulcas

A group of eclectic performers will gather to perform new and old dances. Adji Cissoko, a member of Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, will be the artist in residence.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards