As dancers, we know we have a short window of time to achieve as much as we can before our bodies start working against us—and then what? For former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan, the thought of transitioning out of ballet after a 30-year career was particularly hard to grasp. Remarkably honest and … More »
During one of the final scenes of Reset, a documentary following Benjamin Millepied’s 2015 creation of Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward while artistic director of Paris Opéra Ballet, a group of eight dancers walk proudly towards the front of the stage for a final tableau. They are young corps members, not company stars, but they gaze … More »
Movie buffs and ballet lovers rejoice! A new dance film called Reset, about Benjamin Millepied directing the Paris Opéra Ballet, will premiere April 20 during the Tribeca Film Festival, with New York screenings running through April 23. Directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai, the documentary reveals the intense creation process of Millepied’s Clear Loud … More »
American Ballet Theatre, in the midst of their 75th Anniversary celebration, opened their spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House this week. But fans unable to make it to New York City need not worry—on May 15, “American Ballet Theatre: A History,” a documentary nine years in the making by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ric Burns, premieres on PBS stations nationwide.