An ongoing list of dance, music, and opera available through streaming.

Please send me more ideas through the comments

Theatres/groups that are streaming dance and opera and concerts (this list will be updated as I hear of more):

On March 29, the Mariinsky Ballet is broadcasting Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Little Humpbacked Horse” here:

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is streaming “Dancemaker,” an excellent documentary on Taylor, and promises to stream more content soon.

Dancemaker (1998)

Also here:

Paul Taylor in Paris, a program that includes Brandenburgs and Beloved Renegade, is currently streaming here

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering several of its concerts online, including a 1967 concert of excerpts of the Götterdämmerung (more Wanger!) here:

The Teatro La Fenice is broadcasting productions on its YouTube channel. Right now, they have Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso and Rossini’s Semiramide, among other things on there.

Alvin Ailey will begin streaming on an “Ailey All Access” page, starting March 30 with (it goes without saying) “Revelations”

The Teatro Regio in Turin is broadcasting operas on its YouTube channel, including Carmen, Nabucco, and Un Italiana in Algeri

Ballet Flanders is streaming Benjamin Millepied’s Bach Studies (haven’t seen it, can’t vouch for it):

The Bolshoi (opera and ballet), including Sleeping Beauty March 28, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride on April 1, and Boris Godunov on April 4.

The Royal Danish Ballet is currently streaming August Bournonville’s Napoli, in Nikolaj Hübbe’s version, updated to the 1950’s. Featuring a spectacular Alban Lendorf.

The Metropolitan Opera is offering nightly opera streams. This is Wagner week. (I’ll skip that, thank you very much.) But next week it’s Barber of Seville on March 31 and Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles on April 3.

The Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo (wonderful dancers) is streaming its shows

New York Live Arts is streaming works by Bill T. Jones and others, including Jones’ Still/Here

The Teatro Regio di Parma is streaming its Verdi Festival. April 1, Macbeth, with its excellent demonstration of hand-washing.

The Merce Cunningham Trust is streaming all three Night of 100 Solos performances (NY, LA, London) here

…as well as full videos of 13 Cunningham dances, including Summerspace, Beach Birds, and BIPED here

The Royal Opera House is streaming shows through April 17 (so far), including Cosi Fan Tutte on April 10 and Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis on April 17.

NYTB, formerly known as New York Theatre Ballet, is streaming works by Antony Tudor

Soirée Musicale

The pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet

Jardin aux Lilas

Dark Elegies

Béjart Ballet Lausanne is streaming Béjart’s Magic Flute and other ballets

Teatro Comunale di Bologna is streaming both opera and ballet on its YouTube channel. March 29: Swan Lake:

The Dutch National Opera and Ballet have set up an online portal on which they are currently streaming classes by Ernst Meisner and a world premiere opera (Ritratto) by Willem Jeths. Sunday they will offer The Magic Flute, and on Saturday April 4, Alexei Ratmansky’s “Don Quixote“. More operas and ballets coming soon.

The Teatro Massimo in Palermo offers opera via this link:

The Teatro San Carlo in Naples offers both opera and ballet through its Facebook page:

Only available in Europe:

Paris Opéra Ballet is streaming Giselle (a very beautiful production, too) and will stream more productions as well. (Sorry, I can only find the link for the Giselle at the moment. Does anyone else have the link for the others?)

Dance Films

Alla Kovgan’s stunning “Cunningham” film is now available for streaming


Ballet Classes with Sam Black of Mark Morris Dance Group

Streaming ballet classes from Ballet Academy East (the studio in NY I normally go to)

Ballet classes with Tamara Rojo of English National Ballet:


Companies or groups I’m less or not at all familiar with:

Michelle Brangwen Dance Ensemble








The Season Rolls On…

Ratmansky’s “Odessa” is back at NYCB for just a few performances. I wasn’t allowed to review it last season because I’d watched a couple of rehearsals (company policy). So I was glad to revisit the ballet—which caused some controversy—and get to think about it again.

Sterling Hyltin and Joaquin de Luz, Odessa. Photo by Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet held a gala evening with premieres of dances by young choreogarphers. I particularly enjoyed Justin Peck’s new “Pulcinella Variations,” his first stab at a real “classical” ballet. My review is here.

Sara Mearns and Jared Angle in Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

I got to watch Julio Bocca and Alessandra as they coached a group of students of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in a scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet,” a ballet they danced together countless times. I wrote about it for the New Yorker Culture Blog.

Teen-age dance students at a ballet workshop led by the former stars Julio Bocca and Alessandra Ferri, in New York City.


‘Tis the Season

Dance season arrived last week with a vengeance. Suddenly there is just too much to see, too much to choose from! Here are a few of the things I’ve caught around town:

  1. Twyla Tharp at the Joyce
Sara Rudner and Rose Marie Wright in The Raggedy Dances at ANTA Theatre (1972). © William Pierce



Here’s my review.

2.Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis’s “A Love Supreme,” at New York Live Arts

Rosas in A Love Supreme. Photo by Maria Baranova.

Here’s my review.

3. The New York City Ballet fall gala, with works by Troy Schumacher, Gianna Reisen, Lauren Lovette and Justin Peck

Indiana Woodward in Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Here’s my review. 

This is a portrait of Breanna O’Mara (by Claudia Kempf) of Breanna O’Mara, part of a new generation of dancers who are beginning to fill the ranks at Tantzheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. A full 15 of the 36 dancer joined after Pina’s death. This week, the company is coming to BAM to perform Café Müller and The Rite of Spring. (O’Mara will dance Pina’s role in Café Müller 9/19-20.) For the Times, I spoke with O’Mara, the legendary Nazareth Panadero, and Tsai-Chin Yu about what it’s like to dance these works after Pina.

See link here.