Category Archives: Jerome Robbins

New York City Ballet’s All-Robbins Program

After last week’s all-Balanchine program, New York City Ballet presented three of Jerome Robbins’s ballets on Friday evening.  Opus 19/The Dreamer is one of his most breathtaking works – always a pleasure to watch and always something newly discovered.  While … 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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“NY Export: Opus Jazz” Airs on PBS

Last fall I visited the set of NY Export: Opus Jazz, the film adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” of the same name, where the dancers and creative team were busy shooting the final scenes of the film … Continue reading

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Damian Woetzel & Michael Sandel: Engaging Audiences through Art & Teaching

Damian Woetzel and Tiler Peck at the Guggenheim Museum, photo by Erin Baiano Last Sunday evening, audience members of the intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim Museum learned and performed George Balanchine’s Serenade, with piano accompaniment by Cameron … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s Short Stories

Ashley Bouder in George Balanchine’s Firebird, photo by Paul Kolnik New York City Ballet’s winter season includes many full-length narrative ballets, but on Saturday evening, the company performed a triple bill of short stories. Although the newest one, Firebird, premiered … Continue reading

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