Category Archives: American Ballet Theatre

Dance & Fashion Exhibit at FIT

Today I stopped by the Museum at FIT to check out “Dance & Fashion”, an exhibit that explores the relationship between the two art forms. Nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions are on display, ranging from the 19th century to present … 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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Architecture of Ballet: Men on Top. Women on Stage.

Tiler Peck working with choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, photo by Paul Kolnik New York City Ballet’s spring season, a festival entitled Architecture of Dance, includes an astounding seven new ballets.  In fact, the company’s recent print brochures, website, and festival mini-site … Continue reading

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Michael Arthur’s Dancer Drawings

Michele Wiles and David Hallberg rehearsing Swan Lake, drawing by Michael Arthur Happy Days, a New York Times blog about finding satisfaction during the economic downturn, recently featured a post by a professor-turned-freelance artist who spent last month drawing the … Continue reading

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NYCB’s MOVES and ABT’s 18/29 Club

New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre have both established special membership programs specifically for people in their 20s: MOVES and the 18/29 Club. It’s wonderful that the city’s major ballet companies recognize the need to cultivate younger audiences, … Continue reading

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