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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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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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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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