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A Farewell to Albert Evans at New York City Ballet

Albert Evans and Wendy Whelan in Herman Schmerman pas de deux, photo by Paul Kolnik On Sunday afternoon, after twenty-two years with New York City Ballet, principal dancer Albert Evans took his final bow at the David H. Koch Theater.  … 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’s Balanchine Program

The three ballets on New York City Ballet’s all-Balanchine program, which opened their winter season, display strikingly different moods and atmospheres. The scores for each work are crucial here, from Paul Hindemith’s wonderfully moody score (commissioned by Balanchine in 1940) … 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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