“The Winter’s Tale” – A New Masterwork by Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot

¬† (danceeurope.net) It’s not often that I get to use the word “master” writing about anything¬† but here it is. A new, full-length ballet choreographed by the great Christopher Wheeldon of “An American in Paris” fame composed to the music of Joby Talbot who has worked with Wheeldon before on another of his full-length ballets,…

Return to the Joyce for a Little Dance

(grandlifehotels.com) This time, we headed over to Eighth Avenue and 18th Street for Parsons Dance, an innovative group led by Artistic Director and choreographer David Parsons. It has often struck me that we adore the Met Opera, steward of great operas of the past, but rarely go to see new works mounted there–our limitation you…

School of Rock–Surprisingly Listenable and Watchable

Lots of talent here: Downton’s scribe, Julian Fellowes, did the book which is very funny, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songs and Glenn Slater’s lyrics were tuneful and clever and the choreography took off the roof. I’m happy to say that the music almost never stopped. It’s the old story of a strict school run by the…

Nougatine and Juilliard

For Rory’s birthday, I treated him to the prix-fixe lunch at Jean-Georges’ more casual cafe, Nougatine, next door to its big sister in Trump Tower. When I say more casual, I am speaking strictly of the decor which is very gray, very silver, very chic, not the food, which is exquisite. Part of the fun…