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New York City Ballet

In Bloom: New York City Ballet's Spring Gala

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

At New York City Ballet's spring gala last Thursday night, the company gave us two premieres and a re-costumed Balanchine masterpiece. There was a sense of freshness and renewal.

A Day In The Life Of Ballet Shoes

Posted 04.26.2012 | Home

A baseball player has his bat, a photographer his camera -- every pro has the perfect piece of equipment that helps them excel at what they do. Baller...

Happy Birthday, Harvey Lichtenstein!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Harvey was best known as the inspirational leader who turned the Brooklyn Academy of Music into one of the great arts institutions of the nation. Before becoming an arts manager, he was a dancer who collaborated with choreographers like Merce Cunningham, Eliot Feld, Bill T. Jones and Pina Bausch.

The Dance of Life and Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Maria Rodale

The other night, I took my girls to the ballet. My littlest is a natural-born dancer--she leaps and pirouettes around the house all day. So I thought ...

The Image Of Performance

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Elad Lassry works with pictures, though he is not really interested in photography. Instead, the Israel-born artist works with the picture as a catego...

Review: Ballet Arizona at the Joyce Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Play performed by Ballet Arizona isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it shows a commitment to real, difficult, substantial dancing. That's not always cool. But it is always honorable.

Romeo and Juliet

Howard Kissel | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

It seems ironic that in the very anti-romantic 20th century the second most popular retelling of this ultra romantic story should have been created in the ultra-anti-romantic Soviet Union.

Review: Wheeldon's Wonders at New York City Ballet

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

It's never fun to be late to the party, especially a party thrown by the New York City Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon. I missed the premiere of the c...

He's Under 40 And Has Created More Than 40 Ballets

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- At the end of the all-Christopher Wheeldon evening at New York City Ballet this weekend, the choreographer came out alone for a curtain ca...

Review: New York City Ballet, Beginning with Balanchine

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Ballet lovers (and dancers) know it well: the Nutcracker threshold, that moment in early January when another visit to the Land of Sweets might kill you. But New Yorkers are lucky: They have New York City Ballet's winter season to revive them from the sugar crash. You could sense the collective relief in the David H. Koch Theater on Tuesday, at the company's season-opening performance, a program of four ballets by George Balanchine.

APAP 2012: 10 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

By the end of this year, globalization in dance won't be an emerging trend... it will be a permanent state of existence, and every company should be aware of their global positioning, even if they've never toured outside of their home city.

Ballet Next: A Conversation With Co-artistic Directors, Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Jennifer Edwards

When you are at the top of your field -- like Wiles, former principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, and Askegard, former principal dancer at New York City Ballet -- the natural question is, "what's next?"

NYC Ballet's Programming Challenge: A World-Class Ballet Company Without World-Class Access

Kristin Sloan | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Kristin Sloan

While there are many hurdles to cross before digital media can become a fluid and revenue-generating component of the company's operations, there is much more NYBC could and should be doing in this space.

City Center: A Remarkable History

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The ghosts of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey and too many others to name are hopefully still in residence, inspiring a new generation of artists to create great works.

'Sex And The City' Author's Husband Leaves The New York City Ballet

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

BY JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press NEW YORK — At farewell performances for its retiring dancers, New York City Ballet tends to suddenly feel...

Gazelle Emami

Paul McCartney's Ballet Stumbles Over Its Own Feet | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- When Paul McCartney took a bow at the opening night gala for "Ocean's Kingdom" last Thursday, the record will show it was the most dramati...

Fashionably Late: Style News You Might Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 11.22.2011 | Style

Welcome to Fashionably Late, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what els...

Paul McCartney's Talks His Ballet, Dances With Ballerinas

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

The New York City Ballet's Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins, is well-aware that nobody is going to the ballet tonight to see the ballet. "Ever...

Paul McCartney's First Ballet Score Gets Release Date

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

In perhaps the most welcome instance of worlds colliding, Paul McCartney has written music for a ballet, and the date of this happy marriage has final...

WATCH: A Strange New Ballet In NYC

AP/The Huffington Post | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Anytime you have both Sea Horses and Wet Nurses listed on a ballet program, you can pretty safely assume it's going to be more inter...

NYC Ballet Cracks Down On Dancers' Social Media Use | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The New York City Ballet is enacting a new social media policy after one of its dancers took some jabs at choreographers and other co-wor...

Paul McCartney Collaborates With New York City Ballet | DANIEL J. WAKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In an unexpected intersection of celebrity pop music and ballet, that most refined of the performing arts, Paul McCartney has written a major orchestr...

My Part in Arts Education, Preservation, and Collaboration

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

As artists and people dedicated to the arts, it is our responsibility to spearhead arts education -- and help integrate it into our education systems.

Ballet Is Dying? | State Of The Arts

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

Ballet is dying? Really? With the release of Jennifer Homan's new book Apollo's Angels, it seems this question is a popular topic of discussion. While...

OPINION: Is Ballet Dying? | JENNIFER B. MCDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Is Ballet Over?" That's the question that greeted readers of The New Republic in an article adapted from the epilogue of "Apollo's Angels," a history...