April 19, 2014

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Features: Dance Features

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.

Moving Toward the Light
01 Nov 2013 -- Dance has been part of the White Light Festival programming since the inaugural season in 2010.

Happy Anniversary, Fall For Dance!
22 Sep 2013 -- The groundbreaking Festival celebrates 10 seasons with free outdoor performances, new commissions and more.

Angelin Preljocaj Returns to NYCB
03 Sep 2013 -- Every ballet has a different starting point, but the inspiration is often music, a composition so compelling, haunting or unexpected that the choreographer can’t get it out of his head—and doesn’t want to try.

ABT: Then and Now
07 Aug 2013 -- Ballet is a tough profession, as everyone knows, and careers are short. And yet, when dancers start their careers, they cannot imagine life on the other side. Nor do they often give much thought to the dancers who came before them.

Principal Beginnings
20 Jun 2013 -- The twenty-first of February was a big day at New York City Ballet. For those who happened to catch the performance of The Sleeping Beauty that evening, it was clear that something was up.

Esprit de Corps
07 Jun 2013 -- OK, picture this: Odette without her sister swans; Romeo and Juliet minus the sword-fighting townsmen; La Bayadère with its 24 perfectly synchronized Shades missing in action; Symphony in C forgoing its stage-swelling corps de ballet.

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