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Thursday, July 30, 2015

New York Fall for Dance program announced


  • Fall for Dance Festival tickets will go on sale Sun, Sep 13 at 11am.

    Experience the very best the dance world has to offer at New York City Center’s 12th annual Fall for Dance Festival, where you’ll see world-renowned companies performing alongside daring new artists. The Festival’s five programs will feature two commissioned works and companies from all over the country, as well as from Brazil, India, Israel, and beyond. Come to the theater early and take part in free dance lessons and talks by choreographers, artists, and dance critics.


    2015 Fall for Dance Schedule

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 8pm MIAMI CITY BALLET, Allegro Brillante, George Balanchine DOUG ELKINS CHOREOGRAPHY, ETC., Hapless Bizarre, Doug Elkins CHE MALAMBO, Che Malambo, Gilles Brinas and dancers
    (Additional company to be announced)


    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 8pm LA COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI, What the Day Owes to the Night (US Premiere), Hervé Koubi STEVEN MCRAE, Czardas (US Premiere), Steven McRae PROJECT FFD: PAM TANOWITZ, New Work (NY Premiere, FFD Co-Commission), Pam Tanowitz ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER, Four Corners, Ronald K. Brown

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 and WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 8pm COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA, EU DANÇO – 8 solos no geral (NY Premiere), Sonia Destri Lie and dancers FANG-YI SHEU AND HERMAN CORNEJO, Pheromones (NY Premiere), Fang-Yi Sheu HOUSTON BALLET, Maninyas (NY Premiere), Stanton Welch PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY, Brandenburgs, Paul Taylor

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 8pm NRITYAGRAM, Invoking Shiva, Surupa Sen SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, Solo, Hans van Manen STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, Locomotor, Stephen Petronio DORRANCE DANCE, New Work (World Premiere, FFD Commission), Michelle Dorrance

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 at 8pm and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 7pm JESÚS CARMONA & CIA, Ímpetu (US Premiere), Jesús Carmona BOSTON BALLET, Pas de Quatre, Leonid Yakobson BILL IRWIN AND TILER PECK, New Work (NY Premiere), Bill Irwin, with Tiler Peck L-E-V, Killer Pig (US Premiere), Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bolshoi Ballet Broadcasts in the US

Fathom Events will be showing four of the Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts in US  locations in 2015-16:


Bolshoi Ballet 2015-16 SeasonPlease click on the titles below for locations and to purchase tickets to each of the Bolshoi Ballet 2015-16 Season events.
All shows are at 1255 pm. 

2015
10/11 – Giselle
11/15 – Jewels
12/6 – The Lady of the Camellias

2016
1/24 – The Taming of the Shrew


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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Day in the Life of ABT's Daniil Simkin

Dance  Magazine has just launched a new video series. “Behind the Curtain” follows one dancer throughout their day each episode. Dive into the lifestyles of your favorite artists, from coffee to company class, afternoon Pilates to performance. Stay tuned for new episodes.

The first episode follows Daniil Simkin as he prepares his new project Intensio.

http://www.dancemagazine.com/videos/dm-presents-behind-the-curtain/



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Monday, July 20, 2015

Master Calendar of Major Ballet Company Performances: North America, 2015-16

Performances in North America from September 2015 till July 2016

Please note that the calendar below (please scroll down to the bottom of the page) does not aim to include EVERY ballet company in North America. There are too many of them for this to be feasible. It includes all the major companies and some regional companies. American Ballet Theatre does not announce its spring New York season till the fall. Most Nutcracker performances are not listed because of the sheer quantity of them. You can be pretty sure that anywhere you are in December, there will be a Nutcracker on!
Companies and venues listed: Alberta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Auditorium Theatre Chicago, Ballet Arizona, Ballet BC, Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Houston Ballet,  Joffrey Ballet, Kennedy Centre, Miami City Ballet, National Arts Centre Ottawa, National Ballet of Canada,  New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Silicon Valley Ballet, Sony Centre Toronto.

For the master calendar for Europe, please see this post: 
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/07/master-calendar-european-ballet.html


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Tours en l'air is offering group ballet trips to the following North American destinations in 2016:

January 28 - February 1 Florida (West Palm Beach and Sarasota)
Miami City Ballet   
La Source (Balanchine), Barber Violin Concerto (Martins), In the Upper Room (Tharp)
  Sarasota Ballet  
Emeralds (Balanchine), new Graziano, The Rake's Progress (de Valois)


February 2 -  4 San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet  
7 for Eight (Tomasson),  Magrittomania (Possokhov), Pas/Parts (Forsythe)
Continuum© (Wheeldon), Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Rubies (Balanchine)


February 27 - March 4 Washington DC
Mariinsky Ballet
Raymonda

Washington Ballet

PRISM (Lopez Ochoa), State of Wonder (Webre), In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe)

New York City Ballet

Ash (Martins), After the Rain pas de deux (Wheeldon), New Peck, The Infernal Machine (Martins), Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (Balanchine) 
La Sylphide (Bournonville), Bournonville Divertissements
 


May 12 - 15, 2016 New York

New York City Ballet  
Ballo della Regina, Kammermusik No. 2, Vienna Waltzes (all Balanchine) Dances at a Gathering, West Side Story Suite (both Robbins)


American Ballet Theatre 
TBA


May 21 - 23 (Victoria Day Weekend) Boston
Boston Ballet
Swan Lake
New Armitage, New Yanowsky, Belong pas de deux (Vesak), Resonance (Martinez) 

 




 


     


If you cannot see the calendar, please click on this link.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Royal Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet screenings in Canada 2015-16

FRC Dance SeriesCineplex theatres will once more be showing the Royal Ballet broadcasts in Canada along with the Bolshoi Ballet. The 2015-16 season is as follows:

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but MacMillan’s focus is always on the complex emotions of the young lovers – especially on Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan’s ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.


Showtimes
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Captured live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

Giselle

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of Romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.


Showtimes
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Royal Ballet

Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet. Carlos Acosta focuses on the dramatic essentials of love, jealousy and revenge in his new production of Carmen. As well as choreographing the production, Acosta will dance the lead role. Liam Scarlett has used Lowell Liebermann’s thrilling Piano Concerto No.1 as the inspiration for his similarly audacious choreography in Viscera. Debussy’s evocative score is the inspiration for Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon of a Faun, which depicts two ballet dancers as absorbed by their own reflections as they are attracted to each other. George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux uses a fragment of music composed for the 1877 production of Swan Lake for an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique.


Showtimes
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Captured live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

Jewels

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. Balanchine built a homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. (JEWELS was recorded live on January 19, 2014)


Showtimes
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Encore

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

The Lady of the Camellias

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life.  John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece is inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by a devastating all-Chopin.


Showtimes
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker.  Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.


Showtimes
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

The Taming Of The Shrew

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!


Showtimes
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Royal Ballet

Rhapsody / Two Pigeons

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music’s dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography, originally created to showcase the virtuosity of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Two Pigeons is Ashton at his most romantic and features one of the most sublime pas de deux in the repertoire.


Showtimes
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Captured live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

Spartacus

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.
(SPARTACUS was recorded live on October 20, 2013)


Showtimes
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Encore

 

FRC Dance Series

The Bolshoi Ballet

Don Quixote

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, DON QUIXOTE is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!


Showtimes
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Royal Ballet

Giselle

Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death. For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless. In Peter Wright’s production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.


Showtimes
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Captured live

 

FRC Dance Series

The Royal Ballet

Frankenstein

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world. For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.


Showtimes
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Captured live

All show times are at 1255 pm. 


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In the greater Toronto area, these are the venues showing these screenings: 

Cineplex Cinemas Yonge Dundas & VIP

10 Dundas Street East, Suite 402 , Toronto, ON, M5B 2G9

SilverCity Yonge Eglinton

2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4

Cineplex Cinemas Queensway & VIP

1025 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 6C7

Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk

5095 Yonge St., 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M2N 6Z4

Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough

Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1P 4P5

Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan

3555 Highway 7 West, Vaughan, ON, L4L 6B1