12/12/18 O&A NYC REVIEW: Lazarus- Ailey American Dance Theater

By Walter Rutledge

Rennie Harris has achieved two “firsts” during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary season. Harris has become the first year-long Ailey Artist-in-Residence and his ballet Lazarus is the first two act ballet commissioned by the company. The hour-long work shows significant artistic growth and is less hip-hop and more Harris. Continue reading

12/10/18 O&A NYC 15 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Arabian Dance From The Nutcracker- Choreographer Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev choreographed this wonderfully holiday narrative for The Royal Ballet Company at Covent Garden in 1968. Continue reading

12/9/18 O&A NYC 15 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1958) Featuring George Balanchine, Diane Adams, Allegra Kent and Arthur Mitchell

This 1958 CBS broadcast put The Nutcracker firmly on the map in the USA and made it a Christmas staple. Balanchine’s masterful story telling and genius choreography has made his version the gold standard the world over. Continue reading

12/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Zumanity -Patrick King and Jesse Robb

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Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity created by Patrick King and performed by King and Jesse Robb. Stunning choreography with a chic homoerotic twist. Enjoy! Continue reading

12/7/18 O&A NYC 18 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – Arabian Variation

Moscow Ballet soloists Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko perform the much acclaimed Arabian Variation.

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12/6/18 O&A NYC 19 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Anna Nikulina- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ( Bolshoi Ballet 2014)

Bolshoi ballet principal dancer Anna Nikulina performs the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC 20 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, Windham, NH.  
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12/3/18 22 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker Grand Pas De Deux (1993)

Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in the Grand Pas De Deux from George Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1993). 
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12/2/18 O&A NYC 23 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Kirov Ballet – The Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy

The Kirov Ballet Theater in Nutcracker (1994) ballet featuring Viktor Baranov (Nutcracker/Prince), Larisa Lezhnina (Masha/Princess) and Piotr Russanov (Drosselmeyer/Russian Dancer).  Continue reading

12/1/18 O&A NYC 24 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers – The Nutcracker Live 2015

California Philharmonic Dancers CalPhil with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” dancers/choreographers Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “BDash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis are featured on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, op. 71 (1892). Continue reading