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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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The Ballets Russes in Music and Dance

Michael J. Novak in Vaslav Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun, photo by Costas Last Saturday, the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and Barnard College’s Dance Department and Music Program joined forces to present “Celebrating the Ballets Russes in Music and … Continue reading

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Miami City Ballet at City Center

Last Wednesday, Miami City Ballet performed for the first time in Manhattan at New York City Center.  Artistic Director Edward Villella, a former New York City Ballet principal who founded MCB in 1984, chose two Balanchine ballets and Twyla Tharp’s … Continue reading

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Miami City Ballet at the Tilles Center

(In the lobby of the Tilles Center before the performance) On Friday night, Allison and I took two subway lines, an LIRR ride, and a taxi to get to the Tilles Center on Long Island to see Miami City Ballet, … Continue reading

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