"Is that how I sound?" exclaimed dancer Tiler Peck, reminding everyone around her at the premiere screening of the documentary Ballet 422 that ballerinas are usually seen and not heard.
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I photographed and filmed a lot of top-notch ballet this summer.
"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.
There is something about ballet dancers that is so alluring. Maybe it's their graceful nature, or perhaps it's their amazing off-duty style, but one w...
George Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance." Perhaps Balanchine's successor, Peter Martins, can add, "See the music, hear the dance, Instagram the dogs."
Dancers try things in rehearsal that they may not feel comfortable attempting in performance. And watching dancers in rehearsal clothes always strips the movement to its barest, most wonderful essentials.
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...
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