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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


New to Stream: OVID’s June 2021 Movie Lineup

OVID.tv, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its June streaming lineup! This month’s slate includes Carlos Reygadas’ Venice Golden Lion Nominee Our Time, six films by Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor, the exclusive streaming premiere of Dieudo Hamadi’s Downstream to Kinshasha, and three films by OVID’s new content partner Sentient Art Film. RELATED: AMC+ June 2021 Lineup Includes Kevin Can F**k Himself Premiere Highlights include: June 4: S...
Tags: Tibet, Movies, Australia, California, Mexico, New York City, Amc, US, Spain, Uganda, Canada, Chile, New York Times, West Bank, Argentina, Streaming


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


Watch: Sofia Coppola's B&W Short Film Promo for NYC Ballet 2021

New York springs back to life! With the vaccine available nationwide this year, things are finally starting to return to normal. In celebration of this return, New York City Ballet made a B&W short film promoting the return of their 2021 Spring Gala. Directed by none other than filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and featuring cinematography by her latest DP collaborator Philippe Le Sourd (The Beguiled, On the Rocks), the lovely 25-minute short film takes us through a number of ballet performances film...
Tags: New York, Movies, Short Film, Lincoln Center, Sofia, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, New York City Ballet, Sofia Coppola, To Watch, DP, Philippe Le Sourd


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


Elegant Dancer, Passionate Educator Jacques D’Amboise Dies

Dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who grew up on the streets of upper Manhattan to become one of the world’s premier dancers at New York City Ballet, has died at 86.
Tags: Manhattan, New York City Ballet, Jacques d'Amboise


Dancer Jacques D'Amboise Dead at 86

Dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who grew up on the streets of upper Manhattan to become one of the world’s premier dancers at New York City Ballet, has died at 86.
Tags: Manhattan, New York City Ballet, Jacques d'Amboise, Jacques D Amboise Dead


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Tags: Digital, Los Angeles, Seo, Digital Marketing, New York City Ballet, Eric Schwartzman, Megan Fairchild, Amazon Yelp, Pivot Digital Marketing


‘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


Seven Broadway Stars Who Have Created New Businesses During the Pandemic

The New York theater industry supports more than 96,000 local jobs during a typical Broadway season. But as theaters remain closed, these seven artists have channeled their creativity into new endeavors. Robbie Fairchild Fairchild (picture above right with Adam Perry) made a name for himself as a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet […]
Tags: New York, News, Lifestyle, Broadway, New York City Ballet, Robbie Fairchild, Adam Perry, Jeremy O. Harris, COVID-19


On Pointe: Disney+ Releases First Look Trailer for New Docuseries

On Pointe: Disney+ Releases First Look Trailer for New Docuseries Disney+ has released a new trailer for its upcoming original six-part docuseries On Pointe from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. You can check out the official trailer now in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCook...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, New York City, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Lincoln Center, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine, Imagine Entertainment, Justin Wilkes, Matthew O'Neill, Ron Howard You


Viral video of ballerina with Alzheimer's shows vital role of music in memory

Music’s primal power for those living with dementia has inspired thousands of YouTube views for a clip of a former dancerWe see a frail and elderly woman in a chair, her eyes downcast. She motions for the music to be turned up, a swelling melody from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and with a little encouragement her hands begin to flutter. Then suddenly her eyes flash and she’s Odette the swan queen at the misty lakeside, arms raised. She leans forward, wrists crossed in classic swan pose; her chin li...
Tags: Health, New York, Youtube, Society, World news, US news, Dance, Mental Health, Culture, Stage, Ballet, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Swan Lake, New York City Ballet, Saldana


Former Ballerina with Dementia Gracefully Comes Alive to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owb1uWDg3QM According to dance/movement therapist Erica Hornthal, “dance/movement therapy operates on the premise that our life experiences are held in the body, and that through the use of movement, memories and emotions can be recalled and re-experienced despite cognitive, psychological, or physical impairment.” The video above of former dancer Marta C. González shows in effect how music might activate those muscle memories, as a recording of Tchaikovsky...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Russia, Neuroscience, Dance, New York Times, Tokyo, Npr, Swan Lake, Cuba, Valencia Spain, Facebook Twitter, Tchaikovsky, Gonzalez


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


USA Water Polo aware in 2017 of sexual assault allegations against Bahram Hojreh and his club

The first sign of trouble came in the third quarter of a July 2017 girls ages 14 to 16 water polo match between the Capistrano Valley Aquatic Club, also known as Alliance, and International Water Polo based in Los Alamitos. “Don’t you see she’s fouling me?” an Alliance player shouted at referee Ron Baron during a transition, according to an incident report filed with USA Water Polo officials. “She’s grabbing me.” Baron excluded the Alliance player, who, after exiting the pool, threw off her cap,...
Tags: Usa, California, US, Sports, International, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Baron, Michigan, Local News, Smith, Irs


The Ballet Photo-Sharing Scandal Enters a New Phase in Court

The former New York City Ballet dancer who sent intimate photos of his girlfriend to others presents himself as a victim in a new court filing.
Tags: New York City Ballet


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


The Dance Theatre of Harlem Dances Through the Streets of NYC: A Sight to Behold

It’s nearly impossible to find an unblemished square of pavement in New York City. Unless the concrete was poured within the last day or two, count on each square to boast at least one dark polka dot, an echo of casually discarded gum. Confirm for yourself with a quick peek beneath the exuberant feet of the Dance Theatre of Harlem company members performing on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building during the 46th annual Harlem Week festival. For obvious reaso...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, New York City, Dance, New York Times, Edgar Degas, Harlem, Facebook Twitter, Hudson River, City College, George Washington Bridge, New York City Ballet, J S Bach, Arthur Mitchell


Students of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancing Through the Streets of NYC

It’s nearly impossible to find an unblemished square of pavement in New York City. Unless the concrete was poured within the last day or two, count on each square to boast at least one dark polka dot, an echo of casually discarded gum. Confirm for yourself with a quick peek beneath the exuberant feet of the Dance Theatre of Harlem company members performing on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building during the 46th annual Harlem Week festival. For obvious reaso...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, New York City, Dance, New York Times, Edgar Degas, Harlem, Facebook Twitter, Hudson River, City College, George Washington Bridge, New York City Ballet, J S Bach, Arthur Mitchell


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


Aesha Ash Takes Her Place at the Head of the Class

This former City Ballet dancer becomes the first Black female member of the School of American Ballet’s permanent faculty. Yes, it’s a big deal.
Tags: News, Dancing, Black People, Ash, Discrimination, Jonathan, Stafford, New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, Appointments and Executive Changes, City Ballet, Women and Girls, Aesha


There’s No Social Distancing for Dancers. How Can the Show Go On?

Dance, perhaps more than other disciplines, faces an uphill battle with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Our critic votes for patience.
Tags: News, Dancing, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Washington Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Hudson River Valley (NY, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID


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


School of American Ballet’s Gutsy Kids: ‘They Just Have to Dance’

The school is swapping its Workshop Performances for a stream of past treasures. It’s a chance to rewatch (and rewind).
Tags: News, Dancing, Angle, Maria, Durham, Savannah, Mira, George, Brown, Tyler, New York City Ballet, Nadon, Balanchine, School of American Ballet, Downloads and Streaming, Riccardo