Tag Archives: George Balanchine

Jewels at New York City Ballet

Last Wednesday, George Balanchine’s Jewels offered some of the finest dancing that I’ve seen this spring from three of New York City Ballet’s principals.  Sara Mearns (in “Diamonds”), Sterling Hyltin, and Teresa Reichlen (both in “Rubies”) gave memorable performances that revealed … Continue reading

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Quadruple Bill at New York City Ballet

Last Wednesday evening, in the final week of its winter season, New York City Ballet presented an array of pieces that spanned from 1957 to 2010.  Plainspoken, Benjamin Millepied’s most recent ballet for the company (which premiered last year) featured … Continue reading

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2010 in Dance: A Look Back

We’re days away from the end of 2010, so like in past years on this blog, I’m sharing what struck me as most memorable and impressive throughout the year.  Both new and old works performed in a variety of venues … Continue reading

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Darci Kistler Retires from New York City Ballet

Darci Kistler at 16, performing Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3, photo by Costas, 1980 After thirty years with New York City Ballet, today is principal dancer Darci Kistler’s final performance.  Her retirement not only marks the end of a remarkable … Continue reading

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A Serenade to Remember

NYCB dancers in George Balanchine’s Serenade, photo by Paul Kolnik There was a collective moan of disappointment from the audience on Friday evening at New York City Ballet when it was announced that Darci Kistler, who is retiring at the … Continue reading

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