Dancing for JAPAN 2014

The Benefit Dance Concert for the Tohoku Pacific earthquake and Tsunami Relief on May 7th. http://mikioriharasoloconcert-resonance.org/benefit.html I’ve been asking myself, as a Japanese national living overseas, how to really help them. Hopefully this benefit concert presented by both established and emerging Japanese dance artists from New York will convey the love and support to the… Continue reading Dancing for JAPAN 2014

Supermodel Helena Christensen stars as ballet teacher in the new Oh Land music video

Before she came to public attention as the ethereal electro-pop siren Oh Land, the Danish musician Nanna Fabricius was a small-town girl who dreamed of becoming a ballerina. She left home for Stockholm at age 15 to pursue those ambitions until a back injury ended her career. Still, she often dreams about her first creative… Continue reading Supermodel Helena Christensen stars as ballet teacher in the new Oh Land music video

Merce Cunningham Day

Today is Merce Cunningham Day and I will be celebrating the life of the dancer and choreographer all day on this blog post with continuous updated. Please bookmark and follow if you love modern ballet. Here is the first video segment: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112126232989949640119/posts/FM8G6tmq8yM https://plus.google.com/u/0/112126232989949640119/posts/W7GVZWbDwFU https://plus.google.com/u/0/112126232989949640119/posts/dHKCYKUpQe5 https://plus.google.com/u/0/112126232989949640119/posts/ZiEZHTbz9zJ https://plus.google.com/u/0/112126232989949640119/posts/iyWJott1FmU

Baryshnikov Plans Fund-Raising for Cage and Cunningham

Mikhail Baryshnikov, the founder and artistic director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center, is opening a campaign to raise $1 million for artistic fellowships named for the composer John Cage (1912-92) and the choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). The effort, to be announced on Thursday, is intended to give artists a place to work, specifically in Studio… Continue reading Baryshnikov Plans Fund-Raising for Cage and Cunningham

Reiko Hombo in New York City

HE’S a New York City policeman who’s seen it all before but, even so, dancer Reiko Hombo‘s airborne assault was an arresting sight. Hombo, a senior artist with the Australian Ballet, was on a high after her opening night performance at New York City’s Lincoln Centre: “I’ve just come off stage and I can’t wipe… Continue reading Reiko Hombo in New York City

John Cage & Merce Cunningham – Variations V (1965)

John Cage made «Variations V» in 1965 for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He and David Tudor settled on two systems for the sound to be affected by movement. For the first, Billy Klüver and his colleagues set up a system of directional photocells aimed at the stage lights, so that the dancers triggered sounds… Continue reading John Cage & Merce Cunningham – Variations V (1965)

Woody Allen injects humor into the ballet

The ballet isn’t generally known as a place for great humor, but Woody Allen was a cutup at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, spies said. The “Annie Hall” director and wife Soon-Yi Previn were spotted there as guests at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center last week, along with David and Julia… Continue reading Woody Allen injects humor into the ballet

YAGP Gala Tonight!

MT @yagptweets: Great news! A limited number of tix have been released for sale for this evening’s #gala performance! fb.me/34wnRDayP — BALLET20.COM (@ballet20dotcom) April 18, 2013