Mixed Rep-December 10

Chéri New York Times Review

Charles Isherwood has a thoughtful review of Chéri with Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo in The New York Times. The performance runs until December 29 at the Signature Theatre in the New York theater district.

2013 Dance Magazine Awards

Here are highlights from the 2013 Dance Magazine Awards honoring San Francisco Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan and composer Philip Glass. In addition to clips of speeches from Christopher Wheeldon on Yuan’s dancing and Damian Woetzel on dancing to Glass’s music, there is a nice excerpt from Alessandra and Herman from Chéri, a pas de deux from the early part of the performance when the two are star-crossed lovers infatuated with each other. The chemistry between the two is remarkable.

Dance Photographers

Bachtrack has a nice post on six dance photographers including former ABT dancer Renata Pavam and “Dance Among Us” author and photographer Jordan Matter.

NYC Ballet Retirements

Dance Informa has a post on the retirements of New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Jenifer Ringer, Janie Taylor, Sébastien Marcovici, and Jonathan Stafford.

ABT Nutcracker

The ABT Nutcracker opens Friday at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. Look forward to seeing Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes! They were great in Sleeping Beauty in July at the Met.

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Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes, Sleeping Beauty, July 6, 2013