DT Notes

Southern Hospitality

September 16, 2014 by

On a sticky Mississippi morning in June, several dozen of the world’s most promising young dancers gathered in the mezzanine of Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson, collectively holding their breath. They’d spent the last … Continue reading

Wendy Whelan to Perform for International Day of Peace in NYC

September 15, 2014 by

Yesssss After the Rain. There can never be enough of that heart-wrenching Christopher Wheeldon ballet. And for those of you lucky enough to be in New York City this weekend, you’ll have a chance to see it live, … Continue reading

Ballet’s Candid Camera—Coming to Your Computer Screen!

September 12, 2014 by

Sure, a picture’s worth a thousand words, but there’s only so much a photo can show you. A photo of a ballet performance, for example, doesn’t hint at the sweat, cramping calves, last-minute onstage adjustments … Continue reading

Slow Motion Dance Art at Yale University

September 11, 2014 by

For a dancer, there may be nothing more intimidating than watching yourself on video, except maybe watching yourself on slow-motion video. Perhaps the subjects of David Michalek’s film installation Slow Dancing have never dared to view the … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: National Ballet of Canada’s Jillian Vanstone

September 10, 2014 by

This week, The National Ballet of Canada premieres Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in New York City. NBC principal dancer Jillian Vanstone, who will dance the role of Alice on opening night, credits Jacquelin … Continue reading

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Expands in NYC

September 9, 2014 by

Ballet Academy East in New York City has announced the addition of a Dance for PD class on Friday mornings at 11. Classes are offered at no charge and open to people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as … Continue reading