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New York Ballet

When Street Art Infiltrates The Ballet World, The Results Are Pure Magic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The New York City Ballet has developed a crush on the contemporary art world, and we couldn't be happier about it. Last year the dance institution...

Intermezzo: the Fiery Craig Salstein Throws Tradition to the Wind

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"There really is no magic in ballet. You need to do those Italian fouettés everyday or you'll never dance Dryad Queen."

How Much Of A Ballerina's Work Is Physical Vs. Mental?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

In this week's episode of city.ballet, the talented dancers of the New York City Ballet explore the physical and mental battles they are forced to end...

An Enthralling Nutcracker at New York Theatre Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Eschewing the cast of thousands, the grandeur of an opera house, and of Christmas trees that inflate to skyscraper height, this streamlined retelling of the Nutcracker glories in the virtues of economy and wit.

American Ballet Theatre in Darkness and Light: Sylphides, Moor's Pavane and Gong

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

One of the great pleasures of going to see ballet in a dance capital like New York is that she is likely to be seated next to a true veteran who starts conversations with "I saw José Limón dance the Moor."

Life Inside The New York City Ballet Is Even Crazier Than You Imagined

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

Welcome to the New York City Ballet, where competition is cutthroat, dancing is like breathing and Sarah Jessica Parker narrates everything. A new...

PHOTOS: Looking Back On Ballet's Last Season

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — It may be sweltering summer out there, but the spring ballet season has just officially ended in New York, with the last frothy perfo...

Barre None: Chez Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Returning To The Stage... Ready Or Not

Sara Mearns | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

NYC Ballet Gets A Boost By Valentino

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — When dancers of the New York City Ballet grace the stage at Lincoln Center for this year's fall gala Thursday night, they'll be weari...

Pas de Deux: A Review of Bunheads and Audition

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books
Hilary Levey Friedman

Audition and Bunheads discuss the "ever-present fear of failure" that afflicts all teenagers, which is heightened in the ultra-competitive, talent-and appearance-based world of dance.

American Ballet Theater's New Phenom, Natalia Osipova, Makes This Ballet Season Well Worth It

The New York Observer | Robert Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If ever we needed proof that the gods giveth even as they taketh away, it was to be found at ABT this season, when on successive evenings the company ...