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During ABT‘s Tuesday night program of classic repertory, Hee Seo slipped and fell in the middle of Allegro Brillante, landing on her side and bent elbow; she was fine. It was a mistake, but it was also awesome. To fall, you are probably dancing unselfconsciously and full out. It also reminds us of the risk [...]

New York City Ballet’s ambitious six-week spring season got underway last week, a combo of repertory and seven commissioned premieres, including Alexei Ratmansky’s new ballet, Namouna, A Grand Divertissement. Perhaps the most anticipated ballet, it surpassed expectations and set the bar sky high for the remaining premieres. It showed Ratmansky’s ability to be inspired by, [...]

Large ballet companies are, by necessity, always in a state of transition, with young dancers being promoted and senior dancers retiring, often with great fanfare and wistfulness. But now, more than ever, it seems that New York City Ballet is top-heavy with principals—30 in all, versus 15 soloists. A rash of promotions has taken place [...]

Today’s blog is the first installment of my 2010 resolution to cover only New York performances for $20 or less per ticket. Happily, this SundayArts column coincides with the opening of one of the most important parts of the revamped Lincoln Center: a discount-ticket booth, located in the same spot on Columbus Avenue/Broadway/63rd Street where [...]

Like everything else during the Christmas season, many New York’s theaters also become a winter wonderland. A variety of holiday shows are currently running for both your naughty and nice sides this season. The oldest, and most famous Christmas show is of course, The Nutcracker, seen every December at the New York City Ballet.  The [...]

In the shadow of American Ballet Theatre’s season-closing performances of Romeo and Juliet, a few weeks after New York City Ballet ended its spring season, it’s time to take a deep breath. The trope that while NYCB has the rep, ABT has the dancers still holds true to some extent, although it is eroding on [...]

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