Category Archives: wendy whelan

A Memoir by NYCB Dancer Jock Soto

I just finished reading Every Step You Take, the new memoir by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Jock Soto, which goes on sale to the public on October 4th.  Throughout the 90s, Jock was one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Displaced (A Dancer Portrait Series)

Dance photography frequently shows athleticism, virtuosity, and technical prowess, but rarely do we see images that capture more intimate, emotional moments of dancers in stillness.  That’s what my friend and NYC-based photographer Matthew Murphy strives to achieve in “Displaced”, a … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Pillow Launches Dance Interactive

I think I’ve just found my newest form of procrastination. Jacob’s Pillow, located in Becket, Massachusetts, has extensive on-site archives that allow visitors to view rare footage from dance performances — but you have to travel to Becket to view … Continue reading

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Quadruple Bill at New York City Ballet

Last Wednesday evening, in the final week of its winter season, New York City Ballet presented an array of pieces that spanned from 1957 to 2010.  Plainspoken, Benjamin Millepied’s most recent ballet for the company (which premiered last year) featured … Continue reading

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10 Years of the NY Choreographic Institute

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the New York Choreographic Institute presented three performances at Miller Theater last weekend that featured works by emerging and established choreographers.  The Institute, which promotes the development of choreographers by providing dancers and other resources … Continue reading

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