Category Archives: ballet

An American in Paris on Broadway

Music and dance gorgeously come together in An American in Paris, which opened at the Palace Theatre last month. Set in the postwar city of light and based on the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, this production is not a … Continue reading

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The Mariinsky Ballet’s Cinderella

This past weekend at BAM, Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet presented the New York premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s 2002 production of Cinderella. While Ratmansky is known for storytelling – often times to humorous effect – and whimsy, this piece predates some of … Continue reading

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Preview of Miami City Ballet in Justin Peck’s “Heatscape”

Miami City Ballet dancers took to the streets to preview Heatscape, an upcoming premiere for the company by choreographer Justin Peck. Co-directed by Ezra Hurwitz, the video features the murals of Shepard Fairey (who created new designs for the ballet) and music … Continue reading

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BALLET 422 – In Theatres this February

The documentary BALLET 422 is set for theatrical release on February 6th, 2015 from Magnolia Pictures. Directed by Jody Lee Lipes and produced by Ellen Bar and Anna Rose Holmer, BALLET 422 takes the viewer backstage at New York City Ballet as dancer … Continue reading

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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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