Eugene Onegin

Alexander Pushkin knew intimately the world of which he wrote in his novel-in-verse  “Eugene Onegin.” He was raised by nannies and tutors in a Russian countryside estate, attended Lyceum in St. Petersburg, and died in a duel after insulting  ...

The Lord of Cries

John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s new Dracula opera, “The Lord of Cries,” which premiered at Santa Fe Opera on July 17, operates at fever pitch for three hours—it’s a brilliantly creepy theatrical experience with Anthony Costanzo, countertenor, at its  ...

Marriage of Figaro

New York Times reporters are now being trained to make strong impressions when they appear as experts on broadcast news panels. One rule: introduce only one or possibly two ideas into any answer you give. One is better. The  ...

A Preview of Vail Dance Festival (live!) 2021

Near the end of Jerome Robbins’ 1969 piece, “Dances at a Gathering,” the six dancers begin to merely walk, after an hour of exuberant dancing.  As the final strains of wistful Chopin piano  music play, they meander and look  ...

Move

“Move,” a new, five-part documentary on Netflix which began streaming on October 23, offers portraits of a half-dozen working  dance artists.  Subjects include street dance with American dancers Jon Boogz and Lil Buck;  the politics of the body by  ...

A Decade in Film

culturevulture film writers weigh in on the best movies of the 2010's  ...

Kinky Boots: National Tour

Kinky Boots won the Best-Musical Tony (and a batch of others) in 2013. Six years later, the show is still chugging, winding-down its run on Broadway on April 7, but taking a new generation of performers on a tour  ...

Stars of the American Ballet

This was the year of “Me-Too” in the dance world as well as the film industry. Peter Martins stepped down after 30 years as Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet on January 1. Five dancers, male  ...

Jacob Jonas The Company

Walking, stillness, head spins and one-armed balances. Emotion, b-boying, Philip Glass. When Cirque du Soleil and the Cirque Noveau movement first emerged in the performing arts world during the 1970’s, they created a new genre by taking  ...

Vail Dance Festival

Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Tiler Peck, James Whiteside, Isabella Boylston. Jared Angle, Carla Korbes, Lauren Lovette, Marcelo Gomes. The list of ballet dancers appearing on Friday, August 4 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater  ...