National Ballet’s Balanchine, Cacti Showcase a Prism of Modern Movement

National Ballet’s Balanchine, Cacti Showcase a Prism of Modern Movement

Review of National Ballet of Canada’s March 2016 mixed program, featuring George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and “Rubies” and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, for Moving in Measure.

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Dancing Between Worlds: From Pointe to Blade

Dancing Between Worlds: From Pointe to Blade

Examination of the ballet and contemporary dance roots, and continuing influence, for several current figure skating competitors and choreographers, including Canadian Olympians Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam, U.S. junior pairs champion Madeline Aaron, British pairs champion Caitlin Yankowskas, U.S. pair Gretchen Donlan & Nate Bartholomay, and former ice dancer and choreographer Shae Zukiwsky.