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Christopher Wheeldon

CultureZohn: Tiler Peck And Robert Fairchild: Dancing As Fast As They Can

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

"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.

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

A New Swan Lake in Black, White and Intriguing Shades of Gray

Meghan Feeks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Lac is a pithy remix of Swan Lake that keeps the central story intact, but dares to rethink many of the ballet's sacrosanct conventions.

Program 3 at San Francisco Ballet: Heartaches by the Number

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Program 3 at San Francisco Ballet is a rare trio of works that explores themes of longing, unfulfilled love and connecting with the hereafter or the totally other.

Practical Magic: San Francisco Ballet's Beyond-Charming Cinderella

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Since I couldn't help raving on about the concept and the visuals, can we just agree that the dancers performed wonderfully, as always? Here, that would include the three ballet students who danced Young Cinderella, Young Prince, and his best buddy (who, in another nice touch, later hooks up with one of the stepsisters).

WATCH: This NYC Ballet Performance Will Make You Cry

Posted 09.20.2013 | New York

Here's a video of two New York City Ballet dancers, Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour, performing at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center ea...

PB's 4Ts and Wheeldon Funsies

Lew Whittington | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

It was family dance event time at last week's Saturday matinee performance of The Carnival of the Animals with adults and children filling the Academy of Music.

San Francisco Spares No Expense on a 21st Century Cinderella

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

They're still sweeping up the glitter on the streets of San Francisco.

Cinderella Ball Makes Magic

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 07.10.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Somebody waved a magic wand over Franklin Street. How else would you explain the presence of a fairyland palace, complete with sparkling chandeliers and trees glistening with crystal blossoms, that appeared out of thin air?

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Huge National Premiere Heads To San Francisco

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.02.2013 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Ballet has never shied away from a challenge (it is the oldest company in the nation, after all), and this Friday's national premier...

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

2013-03-13-ballet_escoda.jpgSan Francisco Ballet's contribution to the centennial celebration of Stravinsky and Nijinsky's controversial masterpiece may well prove to be a beacon in the storm.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

One Sentence: How to Watch Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

I am often asked by new audience members of all ages, but especially young people, what should they look for at a dance performance. I decided to ask my colleagues to answer this question in one sentence.

In Conversation With Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director of the Vail International Dance Festival

Adria Rolnik | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

VIDF has grown into one of the most renowned summer festivals in the world and has been widely acclaimed for its innovation.

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...

SF Ballet's Onegin: Intensely Dramatic With 'Devilish' Choreography!

Katita Waldo | Posted 01.25.2012 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

Choreographically, the ballet is devilish and the partnering is unbelievably hard! The biggest challenge though, is to master the choreography while transcending the difficulty of the steps to tell the story.

BALLET: What Will Make a Ballet's Life Less Brief?

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Ballets are written on air. Few live longer than a year or two. Yet it's standard practice in the ballet world to refer to new choreography as "lifebl...

The End of Morphoses

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

When Christopher Wheeldon announced he was leaving Morphoses, the company he founded three years ago, it reminded me just how hard it is to start an arts organization.

'Ballet Is Woman' But Aha, the Men Revolt

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

So what was it that captured Southern California's dance buffs recently -- other than the Olympian figure skaters? Try a sub rosa contest between women in tulle tutus and men as fierce fugitives.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff With Christopher Wheeldon: Carmen Collaboration

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-01-14-blueoutside.jpg When you're used to being the main course, it's hard to be the dessert. Yet Christopher Wheeldon manages to impart the sensuality for which Eyre was looking.

Thank God It's Thursday: The High Strung Plays Guantanamo Bay, Beyoncé Discounts What You Pay, and Woody Allen's So Far Away

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This installment of Thank God It's Thursday plucks some recent press releases (left mostly intact) that might make you say "OMG" or "WTF", or possibly, "Swear you'll never, ever do this again."

Christopher Wheeldon is Trying Very Hard to Make Ballet Hip, Sexy and Accessible, But Will He Be Successful?

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

Of all ballet artists, Wheeldon one of the most sought-after choreographers in the world these days and seems to be trying the hardest to bring ballet back.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.

Is Ballet Dead? Never! New York City Ballet Presents an Enticing Evening of New Work

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

I had a wonderful night at New York City Ballet the other night. The program, titled "Here and Now", focused on some of the company's newest works, and was kind of a celebration of the future, of 21st Century ballet.