Tag Archives: Rachel Rutherford

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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Opus Jazz on the High Line

One year ago, I visited the set of NY Export: Opus Jazz, the film adaptation of Jerome Robbins’s 1958 “ballet in sneakers”.  Last March, the film made its NYC premiere and then debuted on PBS’s Great Performances for audiences everywhere … Continue reading

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NY Export: Opus Jazz (The Film)

After performing in Jerome Robbins’ NY Export: Opus Jazz in 2005, New York City Ballet soloists Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi were inspired to put the 1958 “ballet in sneakers” on film.  Two years later, a movement from the piece, … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s Tribute to Nureyev

NYCB dancers in Douglas Lee’s Lifecasting, photo by Paul Kolnik George Balanchine is a lucky man. Every year he receives a new ballet on his birthday, January 22, from New York City Ballet. This year, the company not only honored … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet – Baroque to Jazz: A Musical Odyssey

Rachel Rutherford and Craig Hall in N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, photo by Paul Kolnik The Jerome Robbins Celebration is well underway at NYCB, now in its fourth week of the spring season.  Although I’ve already seen several Robbins ballets since … Continue reading

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