Mariinsky Ballet - 2008-2009 Season Opener
by Catherine Pawlick -- September 25, 2008, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
By all typical measures, the September 25th opening of the ballet season might be considered unremarkable. With two ballets that had last been performed on separate evenings in July – “Serenade”, followed by “Symphony in C” – at first glance, the program, at least, seemed to be repetitive. But anyone who drew that conclusion based on the evening’s playbill would have been greatly mistaken.
Downtown Dance Festival
by Elisabeth McPherson -- August 20, 2008, Chase Plaza, New York City
From August 16-24, over thirty dance companies performed in three downtown New York City locations as part of the Downtown Dance Festival 2008. Now in its 27th year, the festival was established by Battery Dance Company... Highlights of the program on August 20 were performances by Battleworks Dance Company & Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dances for a Variable Population.
American Ballet Theatre II
- 'Mixed Bill'
by Kathy Lee Scott -- September 19, 2008, Cerritos Performing Arts Center,
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
- 'Cassie Meador's 'Drift''
by Carmel Morgan -- September 19, 2008, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage,
Center- Catching Up With the West
by Catherine Pawlick -- September 14, 2008, Ligovsky Prospect,
St. Petersburg, Russia
- 'Prelude/Frustration in a Martini' and 'Witness'
by Carmel Morgan -- September 12, 2008, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage,
Dances - 'Path of Attraction', 'Descending', 'Sleepwalking'
by Carmel Morgan -- September 4, 2008, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage,
Pacific Northwest Ballet
- Bumbershoot Arts Festival
by Dean Speer-- September 1, 2008, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle,
Maina Gielgud - 'The Exquisite Hour'
by Jennifer Leake -- September 2008, Sydney, Australia
Media City Ballet
- Aram Khachaturian, The Composer and His Ballets
by Kathy Lee Scott -- August 16, 2008, Alex Theatre, Glendale, California
St. Birgitta Festival 2008
by Stuart Sweeney -- August 2008, Tallinn,
A Celebration of 10 Years at Sadler's Wells
Nov 3, 2008 - Sadler's Wells, London
Sadler’s Wells celebrates the new theatre’s tenth birthday this year with artists and companies who have shaped the theatre’s artistic identity over the last decade.
NRW International Dance Festival 2008
Nov 7 - 30, 2008 - Dusseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal
Pina Bausch hosts and presents artists from around the world, including Kahekili of Hawaii, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre from Taiwan, Sylvie Guillem, LIN Hwai-min, Louise Lecavalier and Eva Yerbabuena.