I went to New York to learn, plain and simple.
I was not sure where I would fall along the continuum of teachers attending the National Training Curriculum intensives at ABT, although I feared it would be dangerously close to zero. In fact, I think I barely squeaked past the admissions committee because of my training credentials, which are respectable at least. [...]
Before I left for New York, lots of people asked me where I was planning to eat and shop, what shows I was going to see, which museums—that sort of thing. My answer was simply, I don’t know. This was mainly because I had no idea how much free time I would have, if [...]
A couple of seasons back Louisville Ballet gave its audiences a taste of choreographer Mark Godden in the guise of his version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (which he first created for Canada’s Royal Winnepeg Ballet), where Tamino—here a TV junkie in a smoking jacket—enters not from stage right or left, but is dropped from [...]
Hot Chocolate Morning
Petit Fours and Crystal
Kingdom of Sweets
Sets of Sisters
Ballet II Sister and Brother
A Pair of Princesses
Ballet I & Company
Ballet II, et al.
Tea Party Magic
Captivated by Mr. Balanchine and the artists of New York City Ballet
Until next year, Herr Drosselmeier….
New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes; Photo, Paul Kolnik. More bloggage when I return from holiday!
It is unusual for a July morning in the South to feel this crisp and dry. At the top of mile 3:
Excuse the awful cell phone camera resolution. And this, perhaps the best-ever moving company slogan:
Whilst contemplating all panics since the Civil War, I was also pondering this question: Why do SAB-trained [...]
Of the original posts awaiting reconstruction on my new blog, this one—London is Calling—is one of my favorites; I posted it on March 23, 2008:
(Photo: Paul Kolnik) While we’ve been on spring break, New York City Ballet has been in London. Thanks to the fabulous videographer, blogger, and former NYCB ballerina Kristin Sloan, we have a behind-the-scenes look [...]