Diana Vishneva and Konstantin Zverev in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella (Photo: Vladimir Baranovsky)
6 OCTOBER 2015

Mariinsky Dancers Redeem Patchy Cinderella

Leigh Donlan reported from Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley:

The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra brought Alexei Ratmansky’s curious 2002 version of Cinderella to CalPerformances at Zellerbach Hall last weekend.

Megan Fairchild as Miss Turnstiles Ivy Smith and the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Photo: Joan Marcus)
30 JUNE 2015

It’s a Helluva Town

Ballet to the People leads a vagabond life these days, living out of a suitcase, at the mercy of incompetent airlines and humourless customs officials. Few cities do a worse job of welcoming visitors than New York: from landing at JFK to the ride in to Manhattan, the experience is …

Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in Lar Lubovitch's OTHELLO.  Photo: Gene Schiavone.
13 JUNE 2015

Othello Slaughtered by Composer

Othello, as Lar Lubovitch tells it in his evening-length work for American Ballet Theatre, is a tale that should resonate powerfully in the modern world, with its themes of jealousy, intrigue, and the plight of the outsider.…

Ethan White in Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un Faune, restaging by Ronn Guidi. Photo: Marty Sohl
13 JUNE 2015

A Classy 50th Birthday Bash for Oakland Ballet

This season marked a major milestone in the history of two storied American ballet companies on opposite coasts: American Ballet Theatre turned 75, and Oakland Ballet turned 50.…