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.…

Sophie Martin as Stella and Tama Barry as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photograph by Andrew Ross.
10 MAY 2015

A steamy Streetcar Named Desire from Scottish Ballet splashed down in Chicago

They almost had to hose down the audience at intermission of Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Thursday night. Erik Cavallari’s Stanley had just had make-up sex with Sophie Martin’s Stella, and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s imaginative way with the erotic pas de