The Balanchine Nutcracker: A Child’s Dream of Heaven
02 Dec 2014 In 2004, the late critic Clive Barnes wrote the following story on how New York City Ballet’s 1954 production of The Nutcracker, which was then largely unknown, became a turning point in the history of dance in America.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.