Ballet academy

Troupe and Ballet Academy East of Gelsey Kirkland

Ballet Academy East has been a dance training center for over 30 years on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. its current Associate Artistic Director is Darla Hoover, another former member of City Ballet. Apart from “La Source”, eight plays were on the program last weekend; six were choreographed by teachers, and the last, ‘Symphonic […]

Opera ballet

The Lyon Opera Ballet dances a work by Christian Rizzo

Christian Rizzo last presented his choreography in New York in 2010, and the afterimage of this ravishing experience, at least for me, remains firmly etched. In “bc, january 1545, fontainebleau”, Mr. Rizzo has created an austere black and white landscape in which a series of repetitive angular positions are transformed into a hypnotic movement meditation […]

Opera ballet

The Lyon Opera Ballet has an American touch

When the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon invited New York choreographer Ralph Lemon to create a new work, Mr. Lemon made a bold request: two months with the company to rehearse and experiment. To his surprise, Lyon’s artistic director Yorgos Loukos said yes, granting Mr. Lemon time with the dancers that was rare and, he […]