New York City Ballet’s “Very Brief History of Ballet”

New York City Ballet has created a charming video trailer for their Spring HERE/NOW season, a festival of works created for the company over the past several decades. It’s a great complement to the Royal Ballet videos (check them out at the bottom of the post!) detailing how ballet has evolved over the past 200 yearsMore »

Flying High

Last December—a few days before her 23rd birthday—Indiana Woodward did a quick barre backstage at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. In the purity of her port de bras and articulation of her cambered feet, she epitomized Russian-style elegance. Then she removed her warm-ups and suddenly looked more French than Russian, her pastel practice tutuMore »

All These NYCB Dancers Just Got Promoted!

Watching dancers you’ve admired and rooted for get promoted is a wonderful feeling. And New York City Ballet dropped some major news this weekend when the company announced not one promotion, but eight! Russell Janzen, one of NYCB’s most supremely elegant men, was promoted to principal. There were also a ton of promotions from corpsMore »

Watch Lauren Lovette Open Up About Being a Choreographer

There are many reasons we love New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette: She exudes joy, her dancing is pristine and she constantly pursues new adventures and ideas, whether that means dancing in her colleague Troy Schumacher’s BalletCollective, or working on her own art projects. Recently, Lovette premiered her first choreographic work for the mainMore »

NYCB, Paris Opéra Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet Announce Historic Jewels Collaboration

George Balanchine’s Jewels, a glittering three-act, plotless ballet that many consider one of the choreographer’s most revered masterpieces, turns 50 next year. In honor of its anniversary, Lincoln Center announced this morning that three of the world’s most prestigious companies—New York City Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet—will share the stage in aMore »

Web Exclusive: Reverence Questions with NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild

Do you prefer the consistency of doing the same show eight times a week or the variety of mixed rep? I like both. I’m a creature of habit, so I completely took to the Broadway lifestyle. What’s nice about it is that you know your show: you know the little moments you’ve got to tackle,More »

Call Board: August/September 2016

NYCB’s Gala Features Choreography by Women, Company Dancers It’s been five years since a female choreographer premiered a work at New York City Ballet. Fortunately the 2016 fall gala on September 20 presents a more gender-diverse choreographic lineup, including company principal Lauren Lovette and independent choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The gala program includes premieres byMore »

New York City Ballet’s Dreamy New Video

Have you seen New York City Ballet’s 2016/2017 promotional images? They were shot by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh and feature members of the company in various unstudied poses, set around a rural New York estate. The accompanying video, directed by Stephen Kidd and available on Nowness, is equally dreamy. Lindbergh’s style is both gritty andMore »

An Inner Spark: Reverence with Megan Fairchild

New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild brings lessons from Broadway to her performances. You took a year off to perform on Broadway as Ivy Smith in On the Town. What did you learn from that experience? If I’m not being classical I can be kind of a goofy dancer, so it was a goodMore »