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Setting the Record Straight: The Nutcracker Comes to America

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The clichéd rivalry between the East and West Coasts of the United States confounds those of us who grew up in distant lands. When it comes to ballet, in particular, many American balletomanes appear oblivious to the bustle outside the precincts of New York City.

La Bayadère at the Met: The Russians Invade

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This week Ballet to the People settled into the Met for three back-to-back performances by a beloved ABT veteran, a 22-year-old Bolshoi sensation and an established star of the Mariinsky Ballet.

A 'Beauty' in Tip-Top Touring Condition

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

American Ballet Theatre's 2007 production of The Sleeping Beauty hasenough gorgeous dancing, 19th-century mime characterizations and fairy tale glories to satisfy even the most curmudgeonly among us.