Tag Archives: West Side Story

The 60 Best Dance Sequences in Film

Last week, Flavorwire posted thirty-five of the best dance scenes in film, with all thirty-five videos embedded in the post and arranged in chronological order.  The list includes scenes from Swing Time, Saturday Night Fever, The Red Shoes, Dirty Dancing, … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet: Gala at SPAC

Saturday’s Gala at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a relaxed, laid-back feel that matched the hot, humid evening, but the outdoor setting and sticky weather didn’t stop the crowds from dressing up for the occasion. Nor was the event … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jerome Robbins at the JCC

Ellen Sorrin, Jock Soto, and Robert Fairchild in costume for Fancy Free – photograph by Evan On Monday evening, thanks to the generosity of my friend Sarah, I attended a special seminar at The JCC in Manhattan on the life … 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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All-American and Not a Tutu in Sight

American Songs and Dances is a fitting title for the New York City Ballet program I saw on Wednesday night, which included Thou Swell, Ives, Songs, and West Side Story Suite. These are all period pieces, occurring at a specific … Continue reading

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