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New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Program

The three ballets on New York City Ballet’s all-Balanchine program, which opened their winter season, display strikingly different moods and atmospheres. The scores for each work are crucial here, from Paul Hindemith’s wonderfully moody score (commissioned by Balanchine in 1940) … 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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