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(60) Heather Watts, Balanchine Ballerina

This week we are joined by distinguished Balanchine ballerina, Heather Watts.  Immediately noticed for her stunning physicality and the individuality of her interpretations, Watts was one of the last ballerinas to inspire Balanchine, having roles created for her in ballets like ‘Walpurgisnacht’ and danced many of his existing masterpieces such as ‘Concerto Barocco,’ ‘Symphony in Read More

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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

This week we are joined by Susan Pilarre, esteemed teacher at the School of American Ballet, repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, and former New York City Ballet soloist. Suzy, as her students, friends and family call her, joined the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction at the age of 15. She spent 16 years Read More

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(51) Part III: Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Welcome to our third and final installment with Edward Villella, founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet and former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.  Today Edward talks at length about the founding of Miami City Ballet, what he learned from Balanchine about being an Artistic Director, and how he kept his dancers Read More

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(50) Part II: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Welcome to our second installment with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rubies section of Jewels, Tarentella, Read More

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(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

This week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner.  Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 Read More

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(30) Alastair Macaulay, NYT Chief Dance Critic on Balanchine’s ‘Serenade’

Today we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming New York Times Chief Dance Critic, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair has been the Chief Dance critic with the Times since 2007.  Before that time, he worked as the Chief Theater Critic of the Financial Times in London, was the Chief Dance Critic for The Literary Supplement, the founding editor of Read More

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(29) Patricia McBride, Beloved Balanchine Ballerina

This week we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming Patricia McBride, beloved Balanchine Ballerina.  Patricia McBride is one of the most treasured ballerinas of the 20th century. In a career that spanned nearly 3 decades, she performed dozens of leading roles in the repertoire of the New York City Ballet. In 1961, she was promoted to Read More

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(9) The Journey of Dancing Sisters: Patricia and Jeanette Delgado

America’s dancing sweethearts, Patricia and Jeanette Delgado join us this week to look back on their careers.  Patricia is the older sister, but it turns out they started dancing at the same time.  Follow their journey as they fulfill their dreams together by becoming Principal Dancers at Miami City Ballet. The post (9) The Journey Read More

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(7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Leigh Witchel, esteemed dance critic, discusses why he thinks that today’s best a brightest choreographers are creating their best work on Miami City Ballet. We talk choreography, ballet’s classic productions, and his favorite ballerinas to follow. Sponsored by Ballet in the City. The post (7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared Read More

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(6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Esteemed dance critic, Leigh Witchel sits down with Michael and Rebecca to discuss his dance career, how he crafts reviews, and how dancers should react to what they read on the internet.  Sponsored by: Ballet in the City.  balletinthecity.org The post (6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.