How Can Dance Thrive If We Don't Care About Its History?

How Can Dance Thrive If We Don't Care About Its History?

When I was a young dancer in Louisville, Kentucky, my ballet teacher used to speak a lot about Merrill Ashley. She brought neoclassical technique to exquisite new heights under Balanchine, and as a technician, she famously paved the way for today’s balletic whiz...
4 Dance Works to Be Thankful For (2017 Edition)

4 Dance Works to Be Thankful For (2017 Edition)

As you tally up the reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving, take a moment to reflect on a few of the world premieres that broke new ground this year. Some changed our perspective on dance, and others were just plain fierce, but they all got our attention and...

The Spirit of Vail in New York City

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Damian Woetzel’s leadership at the Vail International Dance Festival, a new four-day event will be held in New York City, November 3–6. Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings three programs to New York City Center, along...

Wendy Whelan to Perform for International Day of Peace in NYC

Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall in After the Rain Yesssss After the Rain. There can never be enough of that heart-wrenching Christopher Wheeldon ballet. And for those of you lucky enough to be in New York City this weekend, you’ll have a chance to see it live, for free,...

Wendy Whelan: What My Teacher Taught Me

It may seem that the stork dropped Wendy Whelan at New York City Ballet’s doorstep–but she was actually born in the small city of Louisville, Kentucky. Though she never got the chance to meet Balanchine, she was familiar with his neoclassical style when...

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