DT Notes

Honors and Awards

December 17, 2014 by

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honors former American Ballet Theatre principal Cynthia Gregory as the 63rd winner of
the Capezio Dance Award. The leggy ballerina (six feet tall on pointe and nicknamed “The Body” during … Continue reading

When Acro Dancers Fall in Love

December 16, 2014 by

Ashlee Montague and Richard Hanke met in 2007 while studying dance at The Rock School in Philadelphia. They have since developed a passion for acro skills…and each other. The New York–based dancers, who describe themselves … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: New Steps—Ratmansky

December 15, 2014 by

In this episode, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is creating a new piece (his fourth) for New York City Ballet. It’s evident from the way the dancers talk about Ratmansky that this is a very, very big … Continue reading

This Nutcracker Is for the Dogs

December 12, 2014 by

Every year, we hear about some eyebrow-raising twists on the classic holiday ballet, like this video, featuring BMX bikers performing—on bicycles—onstage with the Sugarplum Fairy. There are infinite ways to make your Nutcracker unique!
But the holiday production that … Continue reading

Dads in Sweaters…Who Dubstep?

December 11, 2014 by

These guys take the obligatory “dad dance” to a whole new level. In an ad for United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, five fathers gather onstage for what appears to be a Christmas talent show in … Continue reading

American Dance Festival Chooses Three Teachers for Yearly Honor

December 10, 2014 by

Typically, the American Dance Festival honors one educator with the Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Named in part for the pioneer in classical Indian dance (DT August 2012), last year’s award went … Continue reading