David Hallberg at work

Through the bustle of Manhattan’s busy streets, down a nondescript hallway and into American Ballet Theater’s bright NYC studios, one of the world’s preeminent male dancers, David Hallberg, invites us into his fervid world in this dynamic short by director Eric K. Yue. “It’s less about the dance or context of a story, but rather… Continue reading David Hallberg at work

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.

The Bullfighter and the Ballerina

Curtis Wenzel in Minneapolis just tipped us on this wonderful Kickstarter project: An edition of hand-made books about a ballerina who fell in love with the bullfighter-comedian Cantinflas in Mexico City. “El Toreador y La Bailarina” is a hand-typed, hand-built, hand-bound love story. It’s an artist’s book about the romance between my ballerina mother and… Continue reading The Bullfighter and the Ballerina