To drum up excitement for Fall for Dance (which starts tomorrow!) City Center gathered iMixes from a handful of the participating companies. Check out the songs that New York City Ballet's Teresa Reichlin, Robert Fairchild, Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle chose for their mix here. They have an awesome collection of Billy Joel, Vampire Weekend, The Clash and more. You can catch the dancers performing Ulysses Dove's Red Angles on Thursday and Friday this week.
This Saturday, you can take a class with Rex Harrington—on your laptop! To celebrate Canada's Culture Days, The National Ballet of Canada is hosting a live webcast of a master class led by the former NBC principal and current artist-in-residence. Barre and center work will be streaming live from 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST from the company's rehearsal studios in Toronto.
I rang the doorbell at photographer Nathan Sayers' studio a couple of weeks ago, and was surprised to hear the sharp yapping of a little dog. The door opened to reveal a little Yorkie (I think), and a laughing voice called "Henry! Come here!". Henry turned and trotted into the studio, making a beeline for Sterling Hyltin, a principal with New York City Ballet, who was having her trademark mermaid hair coiffed by hair and makeup artist Chuck Jensen.
Considering college? You're in luck. Juilliard is hosting a special event for high school dancers on Sunday, October 3. "Dancing Through College and Beyond," offers a full day of networking, information and panels, brining together representatives form over 20 college dance departments. Participating schools include The Ailey School/Fordham University, The Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, California Institute of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College and more.
Taking a cue from his friends in fashion, Stephen Petronio is adapting SoHo's latest trend to dance. Over the past couple of years, "pop-up" stores have flash-filled New York's empty storefronts for, appearing and then disappearing within just a week or so while merchandisers take advantage of unused space to quickly unload their stock.
My favorite kind of ballerina is the kind that is not known for one particular quality. I love watching someone whose dancing is multifaceted and can adapt to any kind of choreography, music or mood. I think it's a sign of artistic maturity and a true understanding of all the possibilities of expression that ballet can present. I was lucky enough to see two such dancers yesterday, Sofiane Sylve (a principal at SFB) and Savannah Lowery (a soloist at NYCB). I was invited to watch a rehearsal they had with Avi Scher, and since I'm a huge fan of Sofiane's, and also now o