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New York City Ballet’s Greek Trilogy

New York City Ballet’s four-week fall season opened last week with a celebration of George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s remarkable collaboration. Not only did Wednesday’s program feature works that highlight their partnership, but it also formed a Greek trilogy.  Apollo … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Opening

New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, photo by Paul Kolnik In 1948, New York City Ballet performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco at the company’s first performance.  This past Sunday afternoon, it was a fitting opening to … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet: Many Moods Among Pieces of Glass

New York City Ballet in Glass Pieces, photo by Paul Kolnik A last-minute program change at New York City Ballet on Saturday evening placed two Balanchine works side by side: one was sharp and sexy while the other was chipper … Continue reading

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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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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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