New York City Ballet's 2021 Digital Season programming for the week of 8-13 March will focus on George Balanchine's neoclassical Stravinsky Violin Concerto, as the final instalment of the multi-part series Three Sides of Balanchine.
On Monday, 8 March, a new Hear the Dance episode of City Ballet The Podcast will feature guest Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, the former NYCB principal dancer who originated the leading male role in the ballet's First Aria, hosted by former NYCB dancer Silas Farley.
On Tuesday, 9 March 9 at 8pm EST, NYCB will present an Inside NYCB episode focusing on one of the female solos performed by the female principal dancer, with rehearsal footage and interviews with principal dancer Sara Mearns, soloist Claire Kretzschmar, and repertory director Rebecca Krohn, hosted by principal dancer Russell Janzen.
On Thursday, 11 March at 8pm EST, NYCB will release a previously recorded performance of Stravinsky Violin Concerto, featuring Principal Dancers Sterling Hyltin, Ask la Cour, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley.
Both the Inside NYCB episode and performance stream will be available to view on NYCB's website and YouTube channel until Thursday, 18 March.
Other events and activities can be seen here: www.nycballet.com/digitalseason.
Top photo: Ask la Cour and Sterling Hyltin in George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Photo credit Rosalie O'Connor
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