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Bach Times Two

Frequently two different choreographers use the same piece of music. But what happens when one choreographer makes two works to the same score? We’ll find out later this month, when Emery LeCrone premieres both a classical and a contemporary interpretation of Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C Minor, created for the Guggenheim’s Works & Process […]

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild Tackle Taylor

It’s safe to say that Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild aren’t your average ballet dancers. Over the past few years, the New York City Ballet principals have collaborated with the likes of contemporary choreographer Larry Keigwin and jookin star Lil Buck, and both appeared in the New York Philharmonic’s presentation of the classic musical Carousel. […]

Calling All Choreographers

Ballet dancers are singularly creative people, but the ballet world can be a difficult environment for choreographers. Mounting a show of your own work requires dancers, studio space, a performance venue—a whole bunch of moving parts that are difficult (and expensive) to coordinate. That’s where the Capezio A.C.E. Award competition comes in. For the past […]

Call Board

Royal Danish Ballet Tackles Twelfth Night Nikolaj Hübbe is setting the Shakespearean classic on some of the company’s youngest dancers. Shakespeare seems to be on choreographers’ minds these days. In addition to Christopher Wheeldon’s new Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet (p. 39) and American Ballet Theatre’s reprise of Alexei Ratmansky’s recent Tempest (p. 42), […]

A Day in the Life of NYCB's Gonzalo Garcia

Much of ballet’s magic is the otherworldly presence dancers have when they step onstage—it’s hard to imagine our favorite stars having lives outside the theater. But that’s what makes documentaries like “The Dancer,” a new short film by former Miami City Ballet dancer Ezra Hurwitz, so fascinating. During its six minutes, we follow New York […]

Keenan Kampa to Star in "High Strung"

There’s a new dance movie in the works: Dave Scott, of the “So You Think You Can Dance” and Step Up families—is choreographing High Strung, a film about a ballet dancer from the Midwest who moves to New York City to attend a prestigious school on scholarship. Who will play that ballet dancer, you ask? […]

Kathryn Morgan's Makeup Tutorials

By now, you probably have your own standard performance makeup routine. But tailoring your makeup to the ballet you’re dancing—especially if it’s a story ballet—can really enhance the look and presence of your character. Beyond a little Black Swan smoky eye and flushed Coppélia cheeks, how can you really make your features pop? Enter former […]

#TBT Video: Darci Kistler in the "William Tell" Pas

Dancing peasants in traditional costumes often signal a Romantic ballet. However, they don’t always consist of a three-act narrative. Divertissements are short ballets created to feature a dancer’s technical skill. August Bournonville choreographed many, including this folkloric interpretation of Gioachino Rossini’s opera William Tell. The dancers don’t appear as characters, but rather perform to express the […]