Tag Archives: Swan Lake

Review: Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan explores one dancer’s quest for perfection in the cutthroat world of professional ballet, and her terrifying descent into madness, obsession, and self destruction.  Natalie Portman’s performance as Nina, who is a rising star preparing for the … Continue reading

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Idan Cohen’s Swan Lake, Sans Swans

Idan Cohen’s Swan Lake, photo by Marek Weis Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 PM, the Center for Performance Research will present Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen’s intriguing 2009 version of Swan Lake.  Though this 21st-century interpretation does away with the fairy … Continue reading

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La La La Human Steps at BAM

This past week and weekend, BAM’s Next Wave Festival presented the Montreal-based company La La La Human Steps in Édouard Lock’s Amjad, an evening-length work for nine dancers and three on-stage musicians. Amjad, which is a gender-neutral Arabic name, is … Continue reading

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La La La Human Steps Presents “Amjad” at BAM

Tonight the Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the New York premiere of Amjad, an evening-length work performed by the Montreal-based company La La La Human Steps. Choreographed by the company’s artistic director, Édouard Lock, Amjad … Continue reading

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Ratmansky to Join ABT as Resident Choreographer

Alexei Ratmansky, photo by Vyacheslav Podorozhy for NYC Ballet Alexei Ratmansky, the current artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, will join American Ballet Theatre next year as its resident choreographer, according to an NY Times article.  This move is a … Continue reading

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