October 25, 2014

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Features: Dance Features

Troy Schumacher on His First Work For City Ballet
10 Oct 2014
“I have no idea what it’s going to be like and I love that,” says Troy Schumacher, speaking ahead of a milestone: the debut of his first ballet created for NYCB, which premiered at the Company’s Fall Gala performance on September 23.

A Singular Star
21 Aug 2014
The iconic Wendy Whelan bids farewell to New York City Ballet.



A Great Journey: Roy Kaiser’s 35 Years With Pennsylvania Ballet
28 Jul 2014 -- “I was 21 years old when I came to Philadelphia,” says Roy Kaiser, Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet. “I came here to see what was going on, because I had seen the Company perform, and there was something about it that really resonated.”

New Shoes to Fill
02 Jun 2014 -- Looking back, it seems inevitable that American Ballet Theatre would one day stage Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella. With 11 Ashton works in the repertory – Cinderella makes 12 – his choreography has never been far from the ABT stage.

Richly Thematic
09 May 2014 -- Last fall, American Ballet Theatre raised the curtain on a new production of George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, which he created especially for the company in 1947.

Peck in Process: The Choreographer on His Latest Work for NYCB.
05 May 2014 -- A lot can happen in a year and a half. Just ask New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck.

Swan Lake for the 21st Century
13 Mar 2014 -- Jean-Christophe Maillot, artistic director of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, on his updated approach to the classic ballet.

A Star Couple Says Goodbye
29 Jan 2014 -- Through their lyricism and imagination, Janie Taylor and Sébastien Marcovici have joined a long legacy of distinctive artists at New York City Ballet. On the evening of March 1, the two principal dancers, who married in 2012, will retire from the company with a program celebrating French composers.

London Calls
24 Jan 2014 -- Liam Scarlett and Justin Peck have a lot in common. Like his New York City Ballet counterpart, at 27, Scarlett is a precocious homegrown talent, nurtured as a choreographer alongside a dancing career with The Royal Ballet.

Celebrating the Artistry of Ailey’s Matthew Rushing
13 Dec 2013 -- Matthew Rushing the dancer is well-known to Ailey audiences who have experienced his uniquely insightful artistry for over two decades.

Dreams Come to Life
04 Dec 2013 -- The Children of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

Project Plié Steps Out at American Ballet Theatre
12 Nov 2013 -- Diversity remains a sensitive subject in the world of ballet. Many major companies have only a handful of dancers of color in their ranks.

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