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AN ERA ENDS: DARCI KISTLER GIVES HER LAST PERFORMANCE WITH NYCB

Yesterday afternoon marked the end of an era as Darci Kistler, the last dancer to be hired, trained, and made into a star by George Balanchine, gave her last performance with New York City Ballet, where she’s danced for the past 30 years. Kistler, originally from Riverside, California, began studying at Balanchine’s School of American [...]

A Serenade to Remember

NYCB dancers in George Balanchine’s Serenade, photo by Paul Kolnik There was a collective moan of disappointment from the audience on Friday evening at New York City Ballet when it was announced that Darci Kistler, who is retiring at the end of this season, would not be performing in George Balanchine’s Serenade.  But with the [...]

New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Opening

New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, photo by Paul Kolnik In 1948, New York City Ballet performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco at the company’s first performance.  This past Sunday afternoon, it was a fitting opening to the spring season.  With two other Balanchine classics - The Four Temperaments and Symphony in Three [...]

Damian Woetzel & Michael Sandel: Engaging Audiences through Art & Teaching

Damian Woetzel and Tiler Peck at the Guggenheim Museum, photo by Erin Baiano Last Sunday evening, audience members of the intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim Museum learned and performed George Balanchine’s Serenade, with piano accompaniment by Cameron Grant.  Well, that’s not entirely accurate, but former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian [...]

New York City Ballet’s Short Stories

Ashley Bouder in George Balanchine’s Firebird, photo by Paul Kolnik New York City Ballet’s winter season includes many full-length narrative ballets, but on Saturday evening, the company performed a triple bill of short stories. Although the newest one, Firebird, premiered in 1949, the ballets told timeless stories: three sailors on shore leave in New York City, [...]

Maria Tallchief, Balanchine and Guerlain : Perfume Vignette

"One afternoon, we went to the House of Guerlain. George [Balanchine] wanted to choose a perfume for me. We sampled several before he settled on L'Heure Bleue (the expression the French have for twighlight), a beautiful, subtle fragrance that I still use today. Show More Summary

New York City Ballet: Stravinsky, Seduction, and a Storm

Symphony in Three Movements, photo by Paul Kolnik Sunday afternoon’s program displayed disparate moods and movement, ranging from George Balanchine’s neo-classical to neo-romantic works, with a ballet by Christopher Wheeldon showingShow More Summary

End Of An Era [Darci Kistler]

Darci Kistler, 44, the sole remaining ballerina at New York City Ballet to have danced under the company's legendary founder George Balanchine, has announced that she's retiring after 28 years. [New York Times] ...

New York City Ballet’s Tribute to Nureyev

NYCB dancers in Douglas Lee’s Lifecasting, photo by Paul Kolnik George Balanchine is a lucky man. Every year he receives a new ballet on his birthday, January 22, from New York City Ballet. This year, the company not only honored Mr. B. on its “New Combinations” program, but also launched the Rudolf Nureyev Fund [...]

A second LIFE

7 years agoArts / Dance : The Winger

KRISTIN SLOANNew York City BalletNew York, NY USABIO | POSTS LIFE INTERNATIONAL cover 08-23-1965 Choreographer George Balanchine & dancer Suzanne Farrell in costume for the ballet “Don Quixote” Photographer: Gjon Mili Google has been...Show More Summary

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