Tag Archives: Peter Martins

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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Peter Martins’ New Swan Lake

There’s much to like about Peter Martins’ Swan Lake—it’s briskly-paced, tells the story clearly, and has a lot of great variations and corps work.

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New York City Ballet Premieres by Alexey Miroschnichenko
and Peter Martins

New York City Ballet kicked off 2010 with two new works, one by Artistic Director Peter Martins, the other by guest Alexey Miroschnichenko, a Russian choreographer doing his first work for an American company.

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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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A new Romeo and Juliet by Peter Martins

There are a number of Romeo and Juliet productions which aim to distill the tale down to its main action. Peter Martins’s new production is a success in this regard Continue reading

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