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By The Numbers: Who Are The Bosses At US Ballet Companies And What Are They Paid?

“[This new report finds] that the position of Artistic Director is held by far more men than women, while the position of Executive Director is much more equitably distributed. However, in both Artistic and Executive Director roles, men are compensated at a higher rate than their female counterparts.” (One prominent detail: Peter Martins earned way more than anyone else — though one must grant that New York City Ballet is three times the size of the country’s next largest company, San Francisco...
Tags: Art, US, Dance, New York City Ballet, Peter Martins, 06.10.21


Lauren Lovette, Retired NY City Ballet Star, Moves Into Her Next Career: Choreography

“For Lovette, becoming a choreographer was something she grew into. ‘When I was 18 and I had just joined the New York City Ballet and the corps, I remember doing a piece next to Justin Peck … and I thought, ‘That’s a choreographer. I’m not. I’ll just stick to dancing. I don’t think I have what it takes.’ And it was my boss. Peter Martins, who ever since that day thought that my piece was really good, even if I didn’t think so. Every year, in passing, he’d say, ‘She’s a choreographer.'” – Los An...
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette, Lovette, Justin Peck, Peter Martins, 05.21.21


A New York City Ballet Principal Writes About Returning To The Studio

Russell Janzen: “This [2’11” segment] is the longest I have danced with someone else in quite some time, and after running it in this first rehearsal I am winded. … [I’m] happy we’re back but disappointed by how impersonal it feels to dance masked. I had been anticipating that the return to this work would be emotional, precious, but with the quick clip of the excerpt we are dancing, and the fact of our masks, it feels unfamiliar, almost like we’re dancing next to each other but not with each o...
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, Russell Janzen, 05.05.21


Jacques d’Amboise, Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, And Teacher, Dead At 86

“[He] combined classical elegance with all-American verve and athleticism to become one of the top male dancers at New York City Ballet, then spent more than four decades providing free dance education to countless youngsters through his National Dance Institute.” – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, People, New York City Ballet, 05.03.21


‘The First Great Balanchine Dancer’, Mary Ellen Moylan, Dead At 95

“Still in her teens, Ms. Moylan began to perform principal roles with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where Balanchine, ever more enthusiastic about her work, was the resident choreographer. … [Her] career began and largely took shape before Balanchine formed Ballet Society and, in 1948, the New York City Ballet. But her career was closely associated with his work. … And yet her death, almost a year ago, went largely unnoticed in the dance world.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, New York City Ballet, Balanchine, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Moylan, Ballet Society, 04.13.21, Mary Ellen Moylan


What Has An Entire Year Lost To The Pandemic Done To Top Ballet Pros?

“In ballet when you lose a year, you lose a lot. It takes years of sacrifice and training to become a professional, and the performing life of a dancer is short. For elite ballet dancers, a solid career lasts around 15 years — and that comes after roughly a decade of schooling. Could this pause alter the evolution of dance generations?” Gia Kourlas talks with New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder. City Ballet apprentice Savannah Durham, and ABT principal James Whiteside. – The New York T...
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, GIA, James Whiteside, 03.10.21, Ashley Bouder City Ballet, Savannah Durham


Lauren Lovette, Only 29, Will Retire From New York City Ballet

“I spent a lot of last year feeling like I didn’t make a difference. [Some colleagues] were saying some sweet things to me about different ways that I impacted their lives and how I could never leave. I sat there and I felt so embraced and comforted by everything that I was hearing, and loved — really, genuinely loved. … I woke up the next day, and I sent my letter of resignation. That was it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette, 03.08.21


What Exactly Constitutes A Good Female Body For Ballet?

Gia Kourlas: “For [Lauren] Lovette, a member of New York City Ballet since 2010, this pause from performance has brought some clarity. ‘I’m not going to be dancing at 94 pounds anymore,” she said. ‘That’s not going to be me.’ Since the pandemic began nearly a year ago, similar questions have been spinning in my mind: How can body image, a fraught topic for any female dancer, no matter her size, be a source of strength rather than agony? Could this pause in live performance be an opening for the...
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, 03.03.21, Lauren -RSB- Lovette


Silas Farley, 26, Will Be Dean Of Dance At Colburn School In L.A.

Farley raised eyebrows last June when he retired from New York City Ballet at such a young age, but he had already been choreographing and teaching for for more than a decade and wanted to do more of it. Now he will — and his associate dean, running the business side of things will be Darleen Callaghan, who was his very first dance teacher. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Farley, New York City Ballet, Colburn School, Silas Farley, 02.24.21, Darleen Callaghan


Arts Organizations Turn To Stars For Fundraising

The pandemic has forced arts institutions on both sides of the Atlantic to swiftly up their online game. The New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet usually hold a big benefit event and a backstage tour for donors after a Christmas Saturday matinee of The Nutcracker. This time Tiler Peck, principal dancer, gave an online tour instead, while those who had bought tickets watched from home after receiving a package of treats delivered to their doors. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Atlantic, Issues, New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, Tiler Peck, 01.05.21


NY City Ballet Uses Lincoln Center As A Set, But…

When it comes to digital site-specific work, there’s a thin line between a dance on film and a perfume ad. It’s dispiriting to say that in New York City Ballet’s New Works Festival we get plenty of eau de ballet. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, 11.02.30, NY City Ballet Uses Lincoln Center


Sexting Lawsuit Against Ex-New York City Ballet Dancer Gets Even More Lurid

Chase Finlay, the former City Ballet principal who resigned just as news broke that he had shared nude photos of ex-girlfriend Alexandra Waterbury with male colleagues, has now filed an official response to her lawsuit against him. (Waterbury’s suits against the company and the male colleagues were thrown out by a judge last month.) In his filing, Finlay accuses Waterbury of everything from careerism to attempted extortion to assault and battery. – New York Post
Tags: Art, Dance, Waterbury, New York City Ballet, Finlay, City Ballet, Chase Finlay, Alexandra Waterbury, 10.20.20


Judge Tosses Out Suit Against New York City Ballet Over Sexting Scandal

In 2018, after now-former City Ballet principal Chase Finlay sent nude images of his ex-girlfriend, Alexandra Waterbury, to two of his colleagues, Waterbury sued all three men as well as the company and its ballet school, where she had previously been a student. The judge on the case has now dismissed all claims against the company, the school, and the other two dancers as well as six of Waterbury’s seven claims against Finlay, allowing to proceed only the charge that Finlay violated “a city ad...
Tags: Art, Dance, Waterbury, New York City Ballet, Finlay, City Ballet, Chase Finlay, Alexandra Waterbury


Executive Director – Orlando Ballet

Orlando Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position, working closely with Artistic Director Robert Hill. Orlando Ballet has seen significant growth, both artistically and operationally, over the past several seasons including the opening of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art facility. The next Executive Director, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the staff, and the board, will help craft a future vi...
Tags: Art, Florida, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mexico, US, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, New York Times, Ballet, Lincoln Center, Orlando, Board, Robert Hill, Hill, Cirque


Retiring From Ballet At 26

Why would Silas Farley leave the stage at New York City Ballet when he was absolutely at the top of his game? “My hope is to become a leader in a really substantive way in the art form. … And I know that there are so many other facets of leadership experience and education that I don’t have.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, Silas Farley, 06.23.20


Executive Director – Orlando Ballet

Orlando Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position, working closely with Artistic Director Robert Hill. Orlando Ballet has seen significant growth, both artistically and operationally, over the past several seasons including the opening of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art facility. The next Executive Director, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the staff, and the board, will help craft a future vision...
Tags: Art, Florida, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mexico, US, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, New York Times, Ballet, Lincoln Center, Orlando, Board, Robert Hill, Hill, Cirque


Live Performance For 2020 Is Over And Gone

No, theatre and dance and opera and concerts won’t be returning in the autumn. “‘I am 100 percent confident that it is not happening,’ said Nancy Umanoff, Mark Morris’s executive director. For many dance companies, that means giving up on lucrative holiday season performances of The Nutcracker, a crucial best seller that, for example, brings in 45 percent of New York City Ballet’s annual ticket sales.” Here’s what may happen for dance, and all of the other performing arts as well. – The New Yor...
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, 05.24.20, Nancy Umanoff Mark Morris


New York City Ballet Announces A Virtual Spring Season

“Less than a month after canceling its spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City Ballet is back with a six-week slate of online programming. The company announced on Monday that it would broadcast full ballets and excerpts twice a week, from Tuesday through May 29, for free on its YouTube channel, Facebook page and website.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, 04.20.20, New York City Ballet Announces


New York City Ballet Announces Digital Spring Season

New York City Ballet announced today that the Company will launch a digital spring season on Tuesday, April 21, the date that would have been the opening night of the Company's now cancelled 2020 Spring Season. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Company, New York City Ballet, BWW News Desk


Arts Philanthropist Anne Bass Dead At 79

The first wife of Fort Worth oil billionaire Sid Bass, she ultimately “became one of New York’s most respected philanthropists, supporting, in large but unflashy ways, the New York Botanical Garden, the Museum of Modern Art and … the New York Public Library and its Jerome Robbins Dance Division.” She was best known for her long support of New York City Ballet and its school, though she left its board in 2005 after giving warnings, then unheeded, about the behavior of the company’s and school’s ...
Tags: Art, New York, People, New York Public Library, Fort Worth, New York City Ballet, Sid Bass, Anne Bass, Peter Martins, 04.08.20, New York Botanical Garden the Museum of Modern Art, Jerome Robbins Dance


Wilhelm Burmann, Teacher Of Ballet’s Best And Brightest, Has Died At 80

Burmann, who died of renal failure after testing positive for COVID-19, was “a revered ballet master and teacher who trained generations of dancers, including Alessandra Ferri, Julio Bocca, Maria Kowroski and Wendy Whelan.” His advanced class drew students from all over the dance world, and he “was a part of ‘so many of our histories — across the world and across disciplines,’ recalled Ms. Whelan, the former New York City Ballet principal who is now the company’s associate artistic director.” ...
Tags: Art, People, New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, 04.04.20, Wilhelm Burmann, Burmann, Alessandra Ferri Julio Bocca Maria Kowroski, Ms Whelan


VIDEO: New York City Ballet Releases Short Film THIS BITTER EARTH

New York City Ballet just released a short film entitled This Bitter Earth. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stage Tube


New York City Ballet Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Spring Season 

New York City Ballet has cancelled its 2020 Spring Season which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 21 and continue for six weeks, through Sunday, May 31, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet, David H Koch Theater, BWW News Desk


More And More Men Are Dancing On Pointe

And it’s not just the Trockaderos and Cinderella’s mean stepsisters, either. Gilbert Bolden of New York City Ballet, James Whiteside of ABT, Bennet Gartside of The Royal Ballet, and Raffaele Morra of (yes) the Trocks talk about how and why guys dance on their toes. – Dance Spirit
Tags: Art, Dance, Royal Ballet, Cinderella, New York City Ballet, James Whiteside, Trocks, 02.21.20, Gilbert Bolden, Bennet Gartside, Raffaele Morra


Amar Ramasar Is Not Leaving Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’. Neither Are The Protesters Who Want Him Fired

Ramasar, who was sacked from, and later rehired by, New York City Ballet following his role in the nude photo-sharing scandal at the company, is playing Bernardo in the new production by Ivo van Hove. Protesters at the theatre most nights, and their fellows on social media, want West Side Story‘s producers to fire Ramasar and for audience members to boo him; the producers say they’re not going to discipline him for an incident that happened somewhere else two years ago. Neither side seems incli...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Dance, Broadway, Ivo, New York City Ballet, Bernardo, Ramasar, Amar Ramasar, 02.19.20


The Solo Balanchine Made For Paul Taylor, Revived By New York City Ballet

“In his autobiography, Taylor said he had asked Balanchine if there was any way it should be performed. His reply: ‘Is like fly in glass of milk, yes?'” City Ballet soloist Jovani Furlan learned the dance, titled Variations, from Paul Frame (who learned it from Taylor); Furlan has now taught it to, and is alternating performances with, Michael Trusnovec, long the star dancer in Taylor’s own company. Gia Kourlas interviews them both. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Taylor, Paul Taylor, New York City Ballet, Balanchine, Jovani Furlan, Gia Kourlas, Furlan, Michael Trusnovec, 02.04.20


Protests Against The New ‘West Side Story’ For Hiring A Dancer (Briefly) Fired From City Ballet For Sexual Harassment

Sure, there’s been a lot of buzz around this Ivan van Hove production, with new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. But: “There’s another buzz gathering around the show—and not because two dancers’ injuries forced the postponement of opening night from Feb. 6 to Feb. 20. It is instead the controversy over the production’s choice to cast dancer/actor Amar Ramasar as Bernardo. Ramasar was fired from New York City Ballet in 2018 for sharing aggressively lewd text messages and nude photos a...
Tags: Art, Dance, NYCB, New York City Ballet, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Amar Ramasar, 01.30.20, Ivan van Hove, Bernardo Ramasar


Why There’s A Campaign To Boo Ballet Star Amar Ramasar In Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’

The fired-then-reinstated New York City Ballet principal was a figure in the company’s recent #MeToo scandal (and accompanying lawsuit). While City Ballet’s dancers and the company of West Side Story seem willing (at least publicly) to let Ramasar redeem himself, a number of others — including lawsuit plaintiff Alexandra Waterbury — are calling on audience members to boo him until the producers fire him from the show. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Dance, Broadway, New York City Ballet, Ramasar, Amar Ramasar, Alexandra Waterbury, 01.21.20


Can Hip Hop Dance Show Hold A Whole Evening Off-Broadway?

“There’s a massive hole,” producer Lyndsay Magid Aviner said of the lack of urban dance on New York stages. Coming from the circus world, the Aviners said they believe there’s a broad audience for physical storytelling. Justin Peck’s popular 2017 work “The Times Are Racing” for New York City Ballet, danced in sneakers, convinced them that audiences would embrace the kind of work the Madrids are doing. Taking a cue from movement-based hits like “Blue Man Group,” “Stomp” and “Fuerza Bruta,...
Tags: Art, New York, Dance, Broadway, The Times, San Diego, New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, Blue Man Group, 01.21.20, Lyndsay Magid Aviner, Aviners


The Decalogue Deluxe Vinyl LP

Composed by Sufjan Stevens and played by Timo Andres, this ballet score for a Justin Peck-choreographed dance performance (which premiered with the New York City Ballet in 2017) impresses with its subtlety and emotion. Far from merely background music, the 10 tracks (referencing the collection’s title Decalogue, which means 10 commandments) dip, accelerate, crescendo, and sometimes even pause entirely to afford the performers solemnity. The …
Tags: Design, Lp, Sufjan Stevens, Dance, Ballet, Vinyl, New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, The Decalogue, Timo Andres



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