San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6

Looking for more recent and/or specific dance reviews? You can find all those links HERE When you’re a mixed-bill sort of ballet patron and not a devotee of the full-length story ballets, performances like San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6 give you everything you could ask for. Saturday (April 20, 2013) afternoon’s first ballet, the third act … Read moreSan Francisco Ballet’s Program 6

Dancer warrior hero: Adrianne Haslet-Davis

In the midst of my efforts to produce a blog-worthy review of San Francisco Ballet’s Program 6, which I attended last Saturday, this dance news arose, something too important not to blog about. Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a dancer, a ballroom dance instructor who was running the Boston Marathon when a bomb exploded right next to … Read moreDancer warrior hero: Adrianne Haslet-Davis

Thank You, Adult Ballerina Project!

What I’m enjoying most about stepping out into the blogosphere, is discovering all the wonderful people out there who are creating blogs and sites and inviting readers into their worlds, their experiences. Ballet is one of those things that your average neighbor isn’t going to strike up a conversation about, or know how to reply … Read moreThank You, Adult Ballerina Project!

Bombs or Ballet?

This week’s headlines… Boston Bombing Suspect Killed in Shootout Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast kills up to 15, with over 60 injured Death Toll Rises to 32 in Iraq Café Suicide Bombing These unfortunate headlines demonstrate a stark, inescapable facet of today’s world. Bombs. Violence. Death. Chaos. We live in violent times, bitterly relevant times. And … Read moreBombs or Ballet?

Artist Spotlight: Alina Cojocaru

Alina Cojocaru, one of my favorite ballet dancers to watch, is a principal with the English National Ballet in London (as of fall 2013). She looks like she’s fifteen, but she’s looked that way for decades now. She’s tiny, but she does so much with her size, you don’t think “petite.” Long limbs go a … Read moreArtist Spotlight: Alina Cojocaru