Some Venue Owners Get a Federal Lifeline. Others Are Told They’re Dead.

The first applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, offering $16 billion in federal aid, were approved.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bend-ore, #bowery-ballroom, #bridgeport-conn, #broadway-league, #carnegie-hall, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #mercury-lounge, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #senate, #shuttered-venue-operators-grants, #small-business-administration, #social-security-administration, #stimulus-economic, #theater

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Nancy Lassalle, Longtime Promoter of Ballet, Dies at 93

In 1941 she studied at George Balanchine’s fledgling dance academy. She was not destined to be a ballerina, but she dedicated her life to Balanchine’s legacy.

#balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #lassalle-nancy-1927-2021, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet

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Only Connect: Yearning for the Intimacy of a Danced, Onstage World

Russell Janzen of City Ballet misses the physical and emotional closeness forged onstage, which are lost on video and in socially distanced dancing.

#balanchine-george, #bouder-ashley, #coppola-sofia, #dancing, #duo-concertant-ballet, #janzen-russell, #keenan-glenn, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Review: Sofia Coppola Brings New York City Ballet Back to Life

Her film for City Ballet’s virtual spring gala, featuring a new solo by Justin Peck, explores the nooks and crannies of the company’s theater.

#balanchine-george, #coppola-sofia, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-city-ballet, #peck-justin

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Jacques d’Amboise, a Ballet Star Who Believed in Dance for All

The New York City Ballet legend, who went on to form National Dance Institute, lived to the fullest — and danced with that same spirit.

#apollo-ballet, #content-type-personal-profile, #damboise-jacques, #dancing, #national-dance-institute, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet

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Sofia Coppola’s Challenge: To Convey the Feeling of Live Dance

Coppola and Justin Peck talk about how they approached making a film for New York City Ballet’s digital spring gala.

#coppola-sofia, #dances-at-a-gathering-ballet, #dancing, #divertimento-no-15-ballet, #duo-concertant-ballet, #koch-david-h-theater, #liebeslieder-walzer-ballet, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #movies, #new-york-city-ballet, #peck-justin, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Jacques d’Amboise, 86, Dies; Early, Charismatic Star of City Ballet

A product of Washington Heights, he embodied an all-American style, combining the nonchalance of Fred Astaire with the nobility of a classic male dancer. Hollywood came calling, too.

#apollo-ballet, #balanchine-george, #carousel-play, #damboise-jacques, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #men-and-boys, #movies, #national-dance-institute, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet

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‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

#american-ballet-theater, #babies-and-infants, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #dancing, #delgado-patricia, #fairchild-megan, #lang-heather-dancer, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #pereira-erica, #pollack-brittany, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reichlen-teresa

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Mary Ellen Moylan, ‘First Great Balanchine Dancer,’ Is Dead at 95

The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went unnoticed in the dance world.

#american-ballet-theater, #balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #moylan-mary-ellen-1925-2020, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet, #the-four-temperaments-ballet

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Kyle Abraham’s Second Act at City Ballet: Spare, Wintry, Abstract

For “When We Fell,” a filmed dance, the choreographer took cues from a snowy bubble residency — and from Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon.”

#abraham-kyle-1977, #dancing, #kaatsbaan-cultural-park-tivoli-ny, #koch-david-h-theater, #new-york-city-ballet, #the-runaway-ballet, #when-we-fell-ballet

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Ballet Is Hard Enough. What Happens When You Lose a Year?

An elite male principal. A veteran ballerina. A rising apprentice. Three dancers talk about life and work during the pandemic.

#american-ballet-theater, #bouder-ashley, #coronavirus-reopenings, #durham-savannah, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-of-american-ballet, #whiteside-james

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A Ballerina Takes a Leap of Faith, This Time in Herself

Lauren Lovette, the New York City Ballet principal, is retiring from the company but not from dance.

#dancing, #lovette-lauren, #new-york-city-ballet, #stafford-jonathan

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What Is a Ballet Body?

With performances on pause, many dancers are rethinking their relationship to weight.

#american-ballet-theater, #dancing, #howard-theresa-ruth, #lopez-lourdes, #miami-city-ballet, #morgan-kathryn-1989, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stafford-jonathan, #whelan-wendy

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Transcendent Spirits: Lift 40 Voices and Dance

Streaming highlights: the New York Chorale Society, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and City Ballet’s ‘Prodigal Son.’

#ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #balanchine-george, #ballet-academy-east, #brown-ronald-k, #brown-ronald-k-evidence, #dancing, #joyce-theater, #kowroski-maria, #mercy-dance, #music, #new-york-choral-society, #new-york-city-ballet, #prodigal-son-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reichlen-teresa, #schreier-claudia, #ulbricht-daniel

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Second February Snowfall Blankets New York

More than six inches fell on Sunday, and more nasty weather is expected this week, with additional snow and freezing temperatures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #grayson-edward-1976, #koch-david-h-theater, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #theater

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With No Tickets to Sell, Arts Groups Appeal to Donors to Survive

Virtual cocktail parties have replaced black-tie galas as cultural institutions struggle to pay their operating costs.

#armstrong-richard-1949, #ars-nova, #borda-deborah, #budgets-and-budgeting, #classical-music, #culture-arts, #detroit-symphony-orchestra, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #kennedy-john-f-center-for-the-performing-arts, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #new-york-philharmonic, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rutter-deborah-f, #timms-henry

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‘On Pointe’: The Real-Life Adventures of Some Very Young Dancers

This six-part documentary on Disney+ takes viewers inside the School of American Ballet. You’ll get your “Nutcracker” fix, too.

#bills-larissa, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #disney-plus, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #on-pointe-tv-program, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-of-american-ballet, #television

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Review: This ‘Nutcracker’ Is a Fantasy You Can Enter

Troy Schumacher’s immersive “The Nutcracker at Wethersfield” provides a dreamlike experience.

#amenia-ny, #balletcollective, #dancing, #laracey-ashley, #nadon-mira, #new-york-city-ballet, #schumacher-troy, #the-nutcracker-ballet

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Dancing on Grass and Concrete at New York City Ballet

Using Lincoln Center as a set, the company’s digital New Works Festival features site-specific films by Justin Peck, Jamar Roberts, Pam Tanowitz and others.

#akinmusire-ambrose, #culture-arts, #dancing, #janzen-russell, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #miller-andrea-j-1982, #new-york-city-ballet, #pazcoguin-georgina, #peck-justin, #phelan-unity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roberts-jamar, #tanowitz-pam

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Susan Hendl, Ballet Master and Dancer, Dies at 73

After dancing for George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, she became a longtime teacher at the New York City Ballet.

#balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #hendl-susan-1949-2020, #new-york-city-ballet, #robbins-jerome, #school-of-american-ballet

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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.

#catazaro-zachary, #dancing, #finlay-chase, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-alexa-dancer, #new-york-city-ballet, #ramasar-amar-1981, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waterbury-alexandra

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Could Dance Be a Weapon All Over Again?

It’s a scary time for body-based art. What will survive after the pandemic? As dance artists fight the old ways, a new empowerment is in the air.

#american-ballet-theater, #culture-arts, #dance-rising-collective, #dancing, #gutierrez-miguel, #johnson-emily-1976, #jones-bill-t, #lee-mingwei, #melnick-jodi, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Ballet Finds Itself on Higher Ground, Overlooking Lincoln Center

Six short works, including three premieres, were unveiled on a rooftop to benefit the new organization Dancers of N.Y.C.B.

#applebaum-daniel-dancer, #chamblee-preston, #dancers-of-nycb, #dancing, #huxley-anthony-1988, #lovette-lauren, #millepied-benjamin, #new-york-city-ballet, #peck-justin, #polyphonia-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-janie, #wheeldon-christopher

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Things to Do This Week

This week, meet the singer Tashera Robertson, hit a photo show and try your hand at making snow fluff.

#art, #bennett-brit, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-book-festival, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #content-type-service, #copeland-misty, #culture-arts, #dancing, #exercise, #gutierrez-martine-photographer, #hall-moran-alicia, #jones-bill-t, #jones-tayari, #mcqueen-steve, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #music, #national-museum-of-women-in-the-arts, #new-school, #new-york-city-ballet, #new-york-film-festival, #parsons-the-new-school-for-design, #photography, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roy-arundhati, #sherman-cindy, #whitehead-colson

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Review: City Dancers Unleashed in the Wild

Our critic reveled in the fact that the only thing separating him from BalletCollective performers was the late-summer air.

#balletcollective, #dancing, #graham-martha-dance-co, #natural-history-ballet, #new-york-city-ballet, #pine-plains-ny, #schumacher-troy

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #ash-aesha, #black-people, #dancing, #discrimination, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet, #stafford-jonathan, #women-and-girls

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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.

#american-ballet-theater, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-york-city-ballet, #washington-ballet

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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).

#agon-ballet, #angle-tyler, #balanchine-george, #brown-lajeromeny-dancer, #dancing, #durham-savannah, #kowroski-maria, #nadon-mira, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riccardo-davide-dancer, #school-of-american-ballet, #scotch-symphony-ballet, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Retiring From Ballet at 26? Dancing Can Get You Only So Far

Silas Farley, of New York City Ballet, takes his next steps. His goal? “To become a leader in a really substantive way in the art form.”

#dancing, #farley-silas-1994, #new-york-city-ballet

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Can Ballet Come Alive Online?

American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet offer virtual seasons. The reigning screen gem: Balanchine’s “Diamonds.” It’s like you were there.

#american-ballet-theater, #boylston-isabella, #dancing, #diamonds-ballet, #fairchild-megan, #farley-silas-1994, #janzen-russell, #mearns-sara, #new-york-city-ballet, #swan-lake-ballet

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Lincoln Center Opens Its Vaults for Dance Week

Online highlights: Time-capsule treasures from “Live at Lincoln Center” and new works by Stephen Petronio and Mark Morris.

#a-midsummer-nights-dream-ballet, #ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #american-ballet-theater, #coppelia-ballet, #dancing, #farrell-suzanne, #hubbard-street-dance-chicago, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #morris-mark-dance-group, #mozartiana-ballet, #new-york-city-ballet, #petronio-stephen, #petronio-stephen-company, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-of-american-ballet

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The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020

Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.

#actors-equity-assn, #aeg-presents, #chicago-ill, #chicago-shakespeare-theater, #classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #guthrie-theater, #kennedy-john-f-center-for-the-performing-arts, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #metropolitan-opera, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #rutter-deborah-f, #summer-season, #the-nutcracker-ballet, #theater, #utah

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6 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

#american-ballet-theater, #and-still-you-must-swing-dance, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #comedy-warriors-healing-through-humor-movie, #country-music, #dancing, #grand-ole-opry-house, #guirgis-stephen-adly, #ives-charles-edward, #joyce-theater, #labyrinth-theater-co, #memorial-day, #music, #new-york-city-ballet, #our-lady-of-121st-street-play, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-symphony, #stars-and-stripes-ballet, #television, #theater, #wounded-warrior-project

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How an Elite Cross-Trainer Is Helping Ballet Dancers Stay Fit

Joel Prouty is in high demand during the pandemic, a time when dancers, especially, need to get their sweat on.

#american-ballet-theater, #cross-training, #dancing, #exercise, #new-york-city-ballet, #personal-trainer, #prouty-joel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations: Livestreaming Today

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

#adlon-pamela, #cantone-mario, #cinco-de-mayo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #grammy-museum, #longoria-eva, #music, #new-york-city-ballet, #ninety-second-street-y, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #santos-enrique, #television, #theater, #valenzuela-francisca, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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A City Ballet Season, but Online, With Bells and Whistles

The company will stream video of performances and offer movement classes for adults and children.

#balanchine-george, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #new-york-city-ballet, #peck-justin, #ratmansky-alexei, #robbins-jerome, #stafford-jonathan, #whelan-wendy

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A Dancer’s Quarantine Diary: Coming Full Circle

The New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild has found shelter back at her childhood home in Utah. She tells us about her new normal.

#dancing, #exercise, #fairchild-robert, #new-york-city-ballet

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