The Taming of the Shrew: A classic comic ballet closes the season
03 Aug 2015
Houston Ballet closes its 2014-15 season with John Cranko’s wonderfully comic ballet The Taming of the Shrew, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, John Cranko’s version of The Taming of the Shrew is considered a classic.
On Her Own Terms: Wendy Whelan Comes to City Center
26 Jun 2015 -- It’s here that she began to recover her strength and learn her limits, and build the confidence to know that she needn’t be defined by them. With the backing of the associateship, she can feel free to experiment. “I’m incredibly confident”.
Balanchine Black & White
26 May 2015 -- Twelve pivotal works open New York City Ballet’s spring season.
In these inimitable compositions, Balanchine
zeroed in on the raw essentials—music and dance—stripping
away fancy costumes and scenery along with a host of
accepted ideas of what constitutes a ballet.
The Beautiful Danger
20 May 2015 -- New York City Ballet Dances August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. La Sylphide is a story about being seduced, a story about a young man who can’t catch his dream.
Keeping It Fresh
27 Jan 2015 -- How do dancers create something new in every performance of The Nutcracker?
The Creative Process at NYCB Captured in a New Documentary Film
16 Jan 2015 -- On February 8, the curtain rises on a new ballet by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. For anyone who sees it and wonders how it, or any new ballet for that matter, leaps from the choreographer’s brain to the Company’s panoramic stage, insights abound in Ballet 422.
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.