Tag Archives: Tchaikovsky

Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker Illustrations

As a young child, when someone mentioned The Nutcracker I immediately thought of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music. My first experience with The Nutcracker was when I saw New York City Ballet’s performance at the age of three. And for … Continue reading

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Kyra Nichols & Peter Martins Reflect on Balanchine & Robbins

On May 5th, former New York City Ballet principal dancer Kyra Nichols returned to the stage. Not to perform, sadly – it was a pleasure to watch her until she retired in 2007 – but rather to lead a free … Continue reading

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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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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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Idan Cohen’s Swan Lake, Sans Swans

Idan Cohen’s Swan Lake, photo by Marek Weis Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 PM, the Center for Performance Research will present Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen’s intriguing 2009 version of Swan Lake.  Though this 21st-century interpretation does away with the fairy … Continue reading

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