NYCB Principal Chase Finlay talks about taking on the iconic male role in Balanchine’s neoclassic masterpiece Apollo, and how the rehearsal process shaped him as a dancer.
Month: August 2014
The first ballet hyperlapse on Instagram
Of Patricia Zhou is first with a hyperlapse on Instagram. This is from the studio at the Deutsche Oper less than an hour ago. http://instagram.com/p/sP2hzXmr_D/ http://instagram.com/p/sS5zhgGrxf/
Stories in Motion: Prodigal Son Preview
Watch a sneak preview of George Balachine’s “Prodigal Son” with insights from Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, Music Director Scott Speck, coach and iconic Prodigal Son Edward Villella and Joffrey Ballet dancers. Famed dancer Edward Villella sits down with Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss to discuss the… Continue reading Stories in Motion: Prodigal Son Preview
Ballerinas breaking the racial barriers
Classical ballet in the United States has an image problem, as dancers at the top companies are almost entirely white. There are very few dancers from minority groups. African Americans are particularly under-represented in the industry. In an attempt to make ballet more diverse, the American Ballet Theatre has launched a new programme to search… Continue reading Ballerinas breaking the racial barriers
Michael Clark Company – animal / vegetable / mineral
On the occasion of Tanz im August Choreography MICHAEL CLARK Lighting design CHARLES ATLAS Costumes STEVIE STEWART & MICHAEL CLARK Dancers HARRY ALEXANDER, JULIE CUNNINGHAM, MELISSA HETHERINGTON, OXANA PANCHENKO, DANIEL SQUIRE, BENJAMIN WARBIS The British dance icon Michael Clark is back in Berlin with his most recent production in which he masterfully returns to his… Continue reading Michael Clark Company – animal / vegetable / mineral
More South Africans able to take up ballet
Ballet in South Africa is still predominantly white – partly because the lessons are expensive. There are only a few black professional ballet dancers. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.
Patricia Zhou in New York City
Photo: Luis Pons.