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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Showcase: Ai Okuno

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In a new series on BALLET20.COM we will showcase young ballet dancers with their private photos and videos. The first one is the beautiful and talented Ai Okuno from Osaka in Japan! She studied at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.









Ai Okuno started her ballet training when she was 6 at Hashimoto Sachiyo Ballet School in Osaka Japan. She enjoyed Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Summer Intensive program 2012, and also attended PBT graduate program 2013-2014. She got bronze medal with All Japan Ballet Competition in Nagoya 2013, and got gold medals with Zama All Japan Dance Competition both of classical ballet division and contemporary dance division 2014.