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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mary Ellen Moylan, ‘First Great Balanchine Dancer,’ Is Dead at 95 by Roslyn Sulcas

The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went largely unnoticed in the dance world.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Kyle Abraham’s Second Act at City Ballet: Spare, Wintry, Abstract by Roslyn Sulcas

For “When We Fell,” a filmed dance, the choreographer took cues from a snowy bubble residency — and from Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon.”

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Review: And Now Four Dances, Completely Different by Roslyn Sulcas

At Ballet National de Marseille, a varied night of dances by Lucinda Childs, Tânia Carvalho, Lasseindra Ninja and Oona Doherty.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Vail Festival to Return This Summer With Live Performances by Roslyn Sulcas

Calvin Royal III, slated to be the 2020 artist in residence, will take up the mantle this year instead.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

American Ballet Theater’s Leader to Step Down After 30 Years by Roslyn Sulcas

Kevin McKenzie, the company’s artistic director, will leave his job after the 2022 season.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

A Paris Opera Ballet Étoile on Being Young, Gifted and Successful by Roslyn Sulcas

Hugo Marchand talks about his memoir, “Danser,” about the intensity of the company and about dancing with Anselm Kiefer paintings.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61 by Roslyn Sulcas

Renowned as both a star dancer and the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, he was a household name in France from an early age.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Silas Farley to Lead Dance Academy in Los Angeles by Roslyn Sulcas

“It felt like the right next step,” the former New York City Ballet dancer said of taking on a leadership role at the Colburn School.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty by Roslyn Sulcas

The history of the Royal Academy of Dance, outlined at an exhibition in London, is synonymous with the history of ballet in Britain.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Theater Olympics Bring a World of Drama Together by Roslyn Sulcas

More than 20 countries have sent over 100 productions, including large-scale works by some of the hottest directors. So why have so few heard of the event?

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A ‘Swan Lake’ About Ireland, Where Myth Meets the Mundane by Roslyn Sulcas

In Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reimagining at the Next Wave Festival, there are no tutus, Tchaikovsky or castles.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

After a Revamp, a Storied Paris Theater Aims to Entice the City In by Roslyn Sulcas

The Théâtre du Châtelet is reopening after a two-and-a-half-year renovation, with a new artistic director and an inclusive new mission.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Spartacus review – a rollicking night out with the Bolshoi by Roslyn Sulcas

Royal Opera House, LondonWhat Yuri Grigorovich’s Soviet-era ballet lacks in subtlety it makes up for in sheer virtuosity and spectacle Liberation! Courage! Indomitable will! Sacrifice for …

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Friday, July 5, 2019

What Do You Get When You Cross Mark Morris With Samuel Beckett? by Roslyn Sulcas

The choreographer, whose playfulness is serious, will stage three pieces by Beckett, who wears his seriousness lightly, at a festival in Northern Ireland.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Within the Golden Hour/ Medusa/ Flight Pattern – review by Roslyn Sulcas

Royal Opera House, LondonSidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s new ballet Medusa, with Natalia Osipova in the title role, is the tame centre of this Royal Ballet triple bill A woman is raped, then blamed…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Stage Royalty Joined, and Separated, by Apartheid by Roslyn Sulcas

South African actors John Kani and Antony Sher reunite for a play that explores how attitudes have, and haven’t changed, in the 25 years since democracy.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Anthony Hopkins Returns to ‘King Lear,’ Finally Up to the Challenge by Roslyn Sulcas

The actor left the stage soon after playing Lear in 1986. Now 80, he is giving it another go, in a made-for-television film directed by Richard Eyre.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Dance World Mystery Spurs a Contest for Choreographers by Roslyn Sulcas

What’s inside Agnes de Mille’s unopened 1963 letter? Rather than peeking, an organization is commissioning new work in her honor.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

He Knows His Way Around a Half-Butt (That’s Snooker Talk) by Roslyn Sulcas

The playwright Richard Bean brings world-class professional snooker onstage in “The Nap,” produced by the Manhattan Theater Club.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lughnasa FrielFest review – from Ithaca to Donegal by Roslyn Sulcas

There was plenty of Homer, a stellar lineup and, for now, no problem crossing the border at the third annual celebration of the life and work of Brian FrielTamsin Greig, Alex Jennings, Maxin…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

New ‘West Side Story’ From Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker by Roslyn Sulcas

The experimental director and avant-garde choreographer’s production — the first in the U.S. not to be based on Jerome Robbins’s choreography — will come to Broadway.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Harry Potter Doesn’t Dance. But He Sure Can Move. by Roslyn Sulcas

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” doesn’t use elaborate special effects. Its magic comes from movement, and Steven Hoggett is its wizard choreographer.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Carey Mulligan, Facing the Fear of Being Alone Onstage by Roslyn Sulcas

Performing the wrenching “Girls & Boys” has taken more fortitude than she ever expected.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bringing Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Home to City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

“Something to Dance About,” a new piece staged by Warren Carlyle, includes extracts from nine musicals choreographed by Robbins.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Counting On That ‘Harry Potter’ Magic by Roslyn Sulcas

The Broadway home for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Coming Soon to a Stage Near You: Yesteryear’s Movies by Roslyn Sulcas

“We’ve stopped having the idea that theater is essentially a literary form,” said Chris Goode, who adapted “Jubilee” from Derek Jarman’s film.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Writing Her Way From Backstage to Broadway by Roslyn Sulcas

Claire van Kampen worked on other people’s plays for decades. Then she wrote “Farinelli and the King.” It’s been a hit in London and makes its way to New York next week.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

With a Season of New Works, the Old Vic Is 200 Years Young by Roslyn Sulcas

Ahead of its 200th birthday, the theater announced productions of new plays by Alan Ayckbourn and adaptations by Jack Thorne.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Most Seen on Stage? Shakespeare the Character, Not the Playwright by Roslyn Sulcas

The 2014 play “Shakespeare in Love” will be the most produced play in the country this season.

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Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’ by Roslyn Sulcas

How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Robert Fairchild to Leave New York City Ballet by Roslyn Sulcas

With acting and musical theater roles on the horizon, Mr. Fairchild, who starred in “An American in Paris,” said he felt he needed to choose a direction.

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