Maria Kochetkova as Gap model

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Hitting the stage with mobile devices, part of a national advertising campaign for Gap Inc. and Visa, may be new for Kochetkova, 30, but welcoming technology into something of a grand pas de deux with the discipline-obsessed world of ballet is not. Having a toe expertly en pointe in both realms is key to her rising status as a fashion darling capable of melding all the tradition of classical dance with tech savvy and a quirky, inventive sense of style.

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Glass Pieces is a ballet made by New York City Ballet balletmaster Jerome Robbins to Philip Glass music

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Glass Pieces is a ballet made by New York City Ballet balletmaster Jerome Robbins to Philip Glass’ Rubric and Façades from Glassworks and excerpts from his opera Akhnaten. The premiere took place on Thursday, May 12th, 1983, at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center. The production was designed by the choreographer and Ronald Bates, the costumes by Ben Benson and the lighting by Mr. Bates.

Georgina Pazcoguin and Adrian Danchig-Waring talk about how the corps makes the dance in this Robbins favorite with music by Philip Glass:










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