Tag Archives: John Adams

NYCB: 21st Century Movement

A wrap-up of New York City Ballet’s winter season, written by Alastair Macaulay, appeared in the NY Times a few days ago. His assessments of current dancers – both positive and negative – are mostly accurate, and he is correct … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet at City Center

San Francisco Ballet in Helgi Tomasson’s The Fifth Season, photo by Erik Tomasson San Francisco Ballet‘s engagement at City Center came to a close this weekend after presenting three diverse programs. The two that I saw illustrated artistic director Helgi … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet – World Tour

Albert Evans, Rebecca Krohn, Jonathan Stafford, and Rachel Rutherford in Russian Seasons (photo by John Ross) Every season, the artistic staff at New York City Ballet has the daunting task of creating a variety of programs that will attract audiences, … Continue reading

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Listening to Music, Seeing the Movement

Over the past week, I’ve heard two pieces of music for dance on WYNC, New York public radio: John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, which Peter Martins used for a 1988 ballet of the same name; and Georges Bizet’s Symphony No. … Continue reading

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