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New York City Ballet – Bach to Glass: A Musical Odyssey II

NYCB dancers in the final pose from Robbins’ Glass Pieces, photo by Paul Kolnik Tuesday evening’s program at New York City Ballet took the audience on a musical journey from Bach’s solo piano and solo cello pieces, to an early … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet – Baroque to Jazz: A Musical Odyssey

Rachel Rutherford and Craig Hall in N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, photo by Paul Kolnik The Jerome Robbins Celebration is well underway at NYCB, now in its fourth week of the spring season.  Although I’ve already seen several Robbins ballets since … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet – Symphonic Balanchine

There was definitely a beginning-of-the-season buzz in the air at the NY State Theater on Wednesday night. I heard plenty of snippets of gossip about dancers, and just as many opinions about their dancing. But the mood shifted ever so … Continue reading

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All-American and Not a Tutu in Sight

American Songs and Dances is a fitting title for the New York City Ballet program I saw on Wednesday night, which included Thou Swell, Ives, Songs, and West Side Story Suite. These are all period pieces, occurring at a specific … Continue reading

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