Posts Tagged ‘ballet’

Up with Tutus

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Up-With-Tutus600 Ballet music—one man’s evolution The older I get, the smarter, wiser and more talented Verdi becomes. Funny how it works that way. When I was about 15, Verdi was basically a purveyor of corny tunes accompanied by oompah-pah. How had he managed to compose that masterly requiem, amid those silly operas? These days, I stand [&hellip
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Legendary Russian Dancers Featured In “Treasures Of The Russian Ballet”

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

legacy Bolshoi and Kirov vitality preserved  Legendary Russian dancers show why they are legends in the new DVD Treasures of the Russian Ballet (ICA Classics/Naxos). It contains performances by Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and (then) Leningrad’s Kirov filmed by the BBC in London from 1956 to 1963, some on stage, some in the television studio. The longest excerpt in [&hellip
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Ballet’s Perilous History on Video

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film

by Joel Lobenthal Not enough of Natalia Makarova’s high artistic quality nor her particular qualities were on view at the tribute to her staged by Youth America Grand prix late last month. The videos shown of her performances existed almost in a class of their own. I don’t think that this was deliberate, for the [&hellip
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Mavericks of American Dance

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The Joffrey Ballet was an integral, vibrant element of the New York dance scene during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, but more recently it has barely been visible in the city. For those who attended its performances (at one point, the highly popular company had two six-week seasons a year at City Center) during those [&hellip
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Searching for Downtown Prodigies: The Turning Point for Jesse Manning

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

By Beth Mellow Almost three years ago, 14-year-old Jesse Manning moved to New York City with no family and the chance to pursue his passion: ballet. Originally from Orlando, Fla., Manning studied at the School of American Ballet near Lincoln Center for a summer as a young teen. The school was so impressed with him [&hellip
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The Big Balanchine Event

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

By Susan Reiter There are several attention-getting big events during New York City Ballet’s four-week autumn season, primarily the world premiere of Ocean’s Kingdom, a Peter Martins work for which none other than Sir Paul McCartney has composed a commissioned score. The six performances of Martins’ Swan Lake that dominate the opening week will—if recent [&hellip
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City Week: October 29 – November 4

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 Portrait of Lincoln—The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, led by Alondra de la Parra, opens its New York season with a concert that features actor Chris Noth as the narrator in Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, 212-671-4050; 7:30, $15+
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City Week: October 22 – October 28

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 International Sculpture Center Anniversary—The ISC celebrates its 50th anniversary with a cocktail reception, entertainment and an art sale. Metropolitan Pavilion, The Metropolitan Suite, 123 W. 18th St., 2nd Fl.; 6 p.m., $350+. Bernstein Remembered—On the 20th anniversary of the death of Leonard Bernstein, [&hellip
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Dancing to Their Dreams

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Alice Robb Alexander Peters didn’t have the chance to dance at his high school prom, but he will soon dance full-time as a member of a professional ballet company. The West Sider, 19, spends seven hours a day in dance classes and rehearsals, leaving little time for academics or socializing. Alex and classmates Lily [&hellip
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