May 2020 was to have been a special month for the American Ballet Theatre – the time to celebrate its 80th anniversary. American Ballet Theatre – known as Ballet Theatre from 1939 until 1957 – was … [Read more...] about American Ballet Theatre: Together Tonight – an 80th Anniversary YouTube celebration
American Ballet Theatre dancer Gray Davis has been awarded the New York State Liberty Medal. It is the highest civilian honour bestowed by a Member of the New York State Senate. The medal is in … [Read more...] about ABT dancer who hauled a homeless man off the subway tracks is awarded the New York State Liberty Medal
Q&A When did you start dancing? I was 8 years old. It was a normal day when my sister's teacher, Wasil Tupin, saw me at the door. I was enjoying the music and watching my sister dance to the … [Read more...] about Herman Cornejo answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
The Mikhailovsky Theater scored a coup last fall by luring Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev from the Bolshoi, and it was to have brought them to the United States this summer for a run of shows at … [Read more...] about Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev’s presence scuppers the Mikhailovsky’s New York plans
Swan Lake's Rothbart is an extraordinary important character; his power and evilness must be believable if we are to empathise with poor Odette. Yet often the role is almost laughable in its … [Read more...] about Who is Rothbart? An evil Mephistopheles or “a large lump of diseased moss”?
The American Ballet Theatre hired Misty Copeland when she was just 18. I had never, ever, thought, I’m black, and no one else looks like me. At ABT, I realized, Oh, I do have this other thing that … [Read more...] about Play Misty for me – Prince borrows ABT ballerina Misty Copeland