The new Cleveland Ballet makes its debut alongside Neos Dance Theatre

“I am not doing this to enhance my career,” says Guadalupe. “I am doing this because I see how much talent Cleveland has. There are a lot of good dance companies here and I feel there is room for a phenomenal resident ballet company. The city deserves it and I hope we can become that company.” Continue reading The new Cleveland Ballet makes its debut alongside Neos Dance Theatre

‘Rite of Spring’ Highlights Joffrey Ballet’s Program at Blossom Festival

The Joffrey Ballet in Nijinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Photo by Roger Mastroianni. Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio August 17, 2013 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet continued its longstanding relationship with The Cleveland Orchestra that began in 1971 with two performances at the orchestra’s summer Blossom Music Festival. Since 2009 the company has made annual appearances with the orchestra in the Cleveland, … Continue reading ‘Rite of Spring’ Highlights Joffrey Ballet’s Program at Blossom Festival

Joffrey Ballet’s ‘The Rite of Spring’: Conductor Tito Muñoz talks Stravinsky, Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra

By Steve Sucato Mention the word “riot” and images of political and social upheaval come to mind, not a ballet. But that is by many accounts what happened on May 29, 1913 in Paris when Sergei Diaghilev‘s Ballets Russes premiered Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) with music by Igor Stravinsky. The extent of the Paris audience’s displeasure over Nijinsky’s pagan sacrificial … Continue reading Joffrey Ballet’s ‘The Rite of Spring’: Conductor Tito Muñoz talks Stravinsky, Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra