Monthly Archives: May 2010

New Works at American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet

American Ballet Theatre presented their recently acquired Lady of the Camellias. If you’re familiar with Ashton’s 1963 Marguerite and Armand you’ll find John Neumeier’s 1978 re-telling of the Dumas tale more graphic and less stylised.

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Ballet Builders + Appearances by Junior Companies

Spring was a season for checking out aspiring ballet artists. Prospective choreographers could be assessed at the Ballet Builders showcase, presented by New Choreographers on Point. Rising young dancers—in the junior companies of Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theater, and Paul … Continue reading

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A preview of ABT’s upcoming 70th anniversary season

The Metropolitan Opera House was packed for American Ballet Theatre’s gala, this season marking their 70th anniversary at the opera house. The programme, a generous collection of 13 parts, whet one’s appetite for the upcoming season. Michele Wiles climbed to … Continue reading

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