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The New York Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary

New York City Ballet’s Diamond Project, created by Peter Martins in 1992, was founded as a showcase for new work. The New York Choreographic Institute, on the other hand, is an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and was founded … Continue reading

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American Ballet Theater at Avery Fisher Hall

In recent years, American Ballet Theater has held their Fall season in New York’s City Center theatre, but this year they performed at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

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New York Galas: ABT and NYCB

American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet each hosted their season galas at New York’s Lincoln Center.

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New York City Ballet: Jerome Robbins would be 80;
American Ballet Theatre: Tharp’s Rabbit and Rogue disappoints

Choreographer Jerome Robbins would have been 80 years old this year. Overshadowed, perhaps, by his contemporary George Balanchine, one can only imagine what the difference might have been in Robbins’ stature had these two geniuses lived during separate periods in history. Continue 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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