New York City Ballet has already arrived at the fifth week of programming of its six-week digital spring season.
On Tuesday 19 May at 8pm EDT, NYCB will release George Balanchine’s Diamonds, with Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen.
On Friday 22 May there will be two works by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon: Liturgy, performed by Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle and set to music by Arvo Pärt, and Carousel (A Dance), led by Lauren Lovette and Tyler Angle. Set to an arrangement of Richard Rodgers’ “The Carousel Waltz” and “If I Loved You” from the 1945 musical Carousel, Carousel (A Dance) was created in 2012 in honour of Rodgers’ centennial.
NYCB’s digital season also includes “Ballet Essentials” classes for all ages on Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm EDT; “Wednesday with Wendy,” ballet-inspired movement classes held on Instagram Live on Wednesdays at 5pm EDT; “Ballet Breaks,” 20-minute workshops for children ages 3-8 held on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am EDT; and new episodes of City Ballet The Podcast on Mondays.
All offerings are available free of charge on several platforms, and more details can be found at www.nycballet.com/digitalspring.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.