Tag Archives: Craig Hall

Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Miller

Dancers in Emery LeCrone’s Five Songs for Piano, photo by Matthew Murphy In 2007, a group of former professional dancers studying at Columbia University were frustrated by the lack of ballet opportunities on campus.  They took matters into their own … Continue reading

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On the Set of Opus Jazz: The Film

photos by Yaniv Schulman Last week, I had the privilege of visiting the set of Opus Jazz: The Film, which recently resumed and completed filming after shooting the third section, “Passage for Two”, on the High Line about two years … 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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Morphoses at City Center: Program 2

Adrian Danchig-Waring, Wendy Whelan, and Tyler Angle rehearsing Monotones II photo by Yaniv Schulman The second Morphoses program was not only more varied than the first, but more complete as a whole. Three short pieces were bookended by Wheeldon works, … Continue reading

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Morphoses: Gala Performance

Last year, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company tried to prove that “Ballet=Sexy” in an attempt to overturn the belief that ballet is all about tutus and dying swans. After watching Wednesday evening’s gala performance at City Center, it was unclear if that’s … Continue reading

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