Woody Allen injects humor into the ballet

The ballet isn’t generally known as a place for great humor, but Woody Allen was a cutup at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, spies said. The “Annie Hall” director and wife Soon-Yi Previn were spotted there as guests at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center last week, along with David and Julia… Continue reading Woody Allen injects humor into the ballet

Opening Friday April 19th, the San Jose Ballet in Merce Cunningham’s “Duets”

Here is a Nathaniel Tileston photo from the original cast–Merce dancing with Cathy Kerr in 1980. Another photo of “Duets,” having its San Jose Ballet premiere this weekend–Here are American Ballet Theatre’s Robert La Fosse and Christine Spizzo in 1982.

YAGP Gala Tonight!

MT @yagptweets: Great news! A limited number of tix have been released for sale for this evening’s #gala performance! fb.me/34wnRDayP — BALLET20.COM (@ballet20dotcom) April 18, 2013

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

In the spring of 1981, during a residency at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage sat down to discuss their work and artistic process. As frequent collaborators, Cage and Cunningham pioneered a new framework of performance. Their novel approach allowed for mediums to exist independently, or rather… Continue reading Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)