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.
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.
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.