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#TBT With Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem opens her final shows in the U.S. tonight. My heart hurts too much to say goodbye, so instead, join me in binge watching some of my all-time favorite Sylvie videos.   Paquita 1984: Hey, legs.   Bejart’s Boléro with Tokyo Ballet: Mesmerizing repetition.   Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated with Laurent Hilaire: And this is why contemporary ballet […]

Sylvie Guillem Announces Retirement

  This year has been a big one for ballet, as many of its beloved women have already left or will soon leave the stage. New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan retired to great fanfare last month. Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes will leave American Ballet Theatre this spring. And the young Carla […]

Sylvie Guillem: “6,000 miles away”

Sylvie Guillem: “6,000 miles away” Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation David H. Koch Theater Lincoln Center, NYC April 4–6, 2012 Performance reviewed, April 4 He gives her earthiness and she gives him lightness. The pairing between choreographer Mats Ek and superstar Sylvie Guillem in Bye, his solo for her, is made in heaven. While […]

Sylvie Guillem Returns to NYC

She will no doubt fill up the Koch Theater with her crazy cool charisma. For three nights starting Wednesday, ballet superstar Sylvie Guillem brings her own program. First up is William Forsythe’s Rearray, created especially for her and her partner, La Scala Ballet’s Massimo Murru (exactly as tall and thin as she is, according to […]

Sylvie Guillem

Sadler’s Wells Theatre London, England July 5–9, 2011   Guillem in Mats Ek’s Bye. Photo courtesy Sadler’s Wells.   To sell out a theater, simply put Sylvie Guillem on the poster. At 46, the French-étoile-turned-Royal-Ballet-guest-artist-turned-freelance-performer can still pack a house by herself, no matter what she chooses to dance.   Guillem was already rehearsing her […]

Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, and Russell Maliphant

Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, and Russell Maliphant Théâtre Maisonneuve Festival Transamériques Montréal, Canada June 2–6, 2009 Reviewed by MJ Thompson   Photo by Erick Labbe Courtesy FTA.   Éonnagata is a challenging new dance-theatre piece by European superstar Sylvie Guillem, British choreographer and DV8 alum Russell Maliphant, and renowned theatre director Robert Lepage. Among the […]

Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant

Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant City Center, NYC October 11-15, 2006 Reviewed by Susan Yung Sylvie Guillem in Russell Maliphant�s “Push” Photo by Bill Cooper, courtesy Sadler�s Wells In “Push,” Sylvie Guillem has the perfect vehicle for her talents at this moment, and choreographer Russell Maliphant understands her strengths very well. Consisting of three solos […]

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