The Boards of Directors of New York City Ballet (NYCB) and its affiliate training academy, the School of American Ballet (SAB), today announced the appointment of Jonathan Stafford, 38, as Artistic Director of NYCB and SAB, and Wendy Whelan, 51, as Associate Artistic Director of NYCB, establishing the esteemed former NYCB dancers, SAB alumni, and prominent industry notables as … [Read more...] about New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet announce new artistic leadership
Beauty and the Beast - Birmingham Royal Ballet A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl. Caught stealing a single rose, Belle’s desperate father exchanges his youngest daughter’s freedom for his own life. In his distant castle the Beast, stripped … [Read more...] about Photo Album: Beauty and the Beast – Birmingham Royal Ballet 2019
New York City Ballet is releasing a series of behind-the-scenes videos. Here the company's Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins, talks proudly of his dancers and all the collaborators who make a performance happen, with backstage glimpses filmed by Nick Bentgen. We are the largest ballet company in America; we dance more performances in the course of a year than any other … [Read more...] about Peter Martins on the New York City Ballet: it’s what you can wish for, only we have it!
The review headlines ran "That Sinking Feeling", "Soggy Ocean Kingdom", "All Wet" - you get the idea. But this was Sir Paul McCartney's début in the world of ballet, the company was the great Yew York City Ballet, Sir Paul's famous daughter, designer Stella, was doing costumes, and Peter Martins the choreography. So a lot of red carpet, flash bulbs, happy critics getting a … [Read more...] about Critics Round-up: New York City Ballet’s Ocean’s Kingdom
Sir Paul, who will be 70 next year, will be getting his tux ready for tonight's première of his first ballet, Ocean's Kingdom, with the New York City Ballet. Of course the music is his - though I'd guess that the orchestration isn't - but from this rehearsal footage it seems that he had a bit to say about the choreography too: … [Read more...] about Peter Martins’ assistant choreographer Paul McCartney shows some moves
Mearns, who joined the New York City Ballet in 2004, became a soloist in 2006 soon after her début in Swan Lake. She became Principal Dancer in 2008. This is an interview she left soon after her first Swan Lake performances. Time Out New York / Issue 540 : Feb 2–8, 2006 A swan is born: Sara Mearns sheds her wings and performs the role of a lifetime By Gia Kourlas Sara … [Read more...] about Sara Mearns, swan queen extraordinaire, in a 2006 interview with Time Out magazine: A Swan is Born