Monthly Archives: March 2008

Kansas City Ballet dances Donald McKayle’s
Hey-Hay, Going to Kansas City and others

Kansas City Ballet made a fine showing at New York City’s Joyce Theater in March. Continue reading

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Doug Elkins’s Fraulein Maria

Choreographer Doug Elkins has been conspicuously absent from the New York dance scene of late. He is still local, but just doesn’t enjoy the same profile he and his company had in the late 1990s. Seeing a revival of his work Fräulein Maria, a comic send-up of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of MusicContinue reading

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Interview: Merrill Ashley

Interview with Merrill Ashley

I spoke with one of George Balanchine’s celebrated muses, Merrill Ashley, as New York City Ballet was preparing for its 2008 Spring season at the London Coliseum.

New York City Ballet hasn’t been to London since before 1985—what takes you there now?
Well, we’ve wanted to go for a long time. London has always been a place where we wanted to perform but I think finances are what prevented it. It’s very expensive to bring a big company like us. Over the years we’d hear rumours “We’re going to go to London!” but somehow it never worked out…

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