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New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Opening

New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, photo by Paul Kolnik In 1948, New York City Ballet performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco at the company’s first performance.  This past Sunday afternoon, it was a fitting opening to … Continue reading

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Avi Scher & Dancers’ New York Debut

Marcelo Gomes and Ashley Bouder in Avi Scher’s Utopia, photo by Matthew Murphy On Saturday evening, Avi Scher & Dancers made its New York debut at the intimate Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.  Formed in 2008, the company performed six works … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet: Stravinsky, Seduction, and a Storm

Symphony in Three Movements, photo by Paul Kolnik Sunday afternoon’s program displayed disparate moods and movement, ranging from George Balanchine’s neo-classical to neo-romantic works, with a ballet by Christopher Wheeldon showing innovative choreography of this century.  All four pieces featured … Continue reading

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NYCB: 21st Century Movement

A wrap-up of New York City Ballet’s winter season, written by Alastair Macaulay, appeared in the NY Times a few days ago. His assessments of current dancers – both positive and negative – are mostly accurate, and he is correct … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s Tribute to Nureyev

NYCB dancers in Douglas Lee’s Lifecasting, photo by Paul Kolnik George Balanchine is a lucky man. Every year he receives a new ballet on his birthday, January 22, from New York City Ballet. This year, the company not only honored … Continue reading

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