Category Archives: History

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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Dancing is Talking, Talking is Dancing

On Sunday, May 4 at 2pm, MoMA PS1 will present Dancing is Talking, Talking is Dancing: Conversations on Contemporary Choreography. The event will take place at MoMA PS1 at 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Click here for details and to … Continue reading

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Edward Villella in Conversation at Barnard College

A talk with Edward Villella, renowned worldwide for his dramatic transformation of the male image in ballet, opens Barnard College’s series of public dance events.  The discussion, moderated by former Twyla Tharp principal and present Barnard Senior Associate of Dance, … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s American Music Festival

The past year has been a festival-heavy one for New York City Ballet, and while the fall and winter seasons showcased works with scores by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, the first three weeks of New York City Ballet’s spring season celebrated … Continue reading

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Maria Tallchief, 88, Has Died

Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading

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