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Maria Tallchief, 88, Has Died

Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Pillow Launches Dance Interactive

I think I’ve just found my newest form of procrastination. Jacob’s Pillow, located in Becket, Massachusetts, has extensive on-site archives that allow visitors to view rare footage from dance performances — but you have to travel to Becket to view … 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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The Red Shoes, La Danse, and Maria Tallchief on Film

NYC’s Film Forum is currently showing two dance films – one new and one old.  Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film “The Red Shoes”, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of shoes that dance the wearer to death, has … Continue reading

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