Tag Archives: Ballet

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

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

Review: Sofia Coppola Brings New York City Ballet Back to Life Review: Sofia Coppola Brings New York City Ballet Back to Life Sofia Coppola doesn’t come from the dance world. Does it matter? Her films have always had an understated choreographic elegance — a dreamy pacing that can make a pause feel like a musical note or crystallize an everyday …

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Nancy Lassalle, Longtime Promoter of Ballet, Dies at 93

Nancy Lassalle, Longtime Promoter of Ballet, Dies at 93

Nancy Lassalle, Longtime Promoter of Ballet, Dies at 93 Nancy Lassalle, Longtime Promoter of Ballet, Dies at 93 Nancy Lassalle, a longtime patron of New York City Ballet and its School of American Ballet, died on April 26 at her home in Manhattan. She was 93. The death was confirmed by her daughter Honor Lassalle. As a teenager, Ms. Lassalle …

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Jacques d’Amboise, Charismatic Star of City Ballet, Is Dead at 86

Jacques d’Amboise, Charismatic Star of City Ballet, Is Dead at 86

Jacques d’Amboise, Charismatic Star of City Ballet, Is Dead at 86 Jacques d’Amboise, Charismatic Star of City Ballet, Is Dead at 86 Jacques d’Amboise, who shattered stereotypes about male dancers as he helped popularize ballet in America and became one of the most distinguished male stars at New York City Ballet, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He …

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Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros Dies at 63; Helped Ballet in Miami

Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros Dies at 63; Helped Ballet in Miami

Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros Dies at 63; Helped Ballet in Miami Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros Dies at 63; Helped Ballet in Miami The company’s debut program focused on works by George Balanchine — the City Ballet founder whose repertory still dominates Miami City’s — but also included Mr. Gamonet’s “Transtangos,” which became a company signature. Updated  March 27, …

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A Paris Opera Ballet étoile on the costs of following his passion

A Paris Opera Ballet étoile on the costs of following his passion

A Paris Opera Ballet étoile on the costs of following his passion A Paris Opera Ballet étoile on the costs of following his passion H ugo Marchand, probably the starriest of the Paris Opera Ballet’s stars, or étoiles, stares out, bare-chested and muscled, from the cover of his new memoir, Danser (Arthaud), published in France last month. Marchand, 27, seems …

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Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61

Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61

Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61 Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61 At 16, Mr. Dupond was accepted into the Paris Opera Ballet, and Mr. Bozzoni suggested he enter the Varna competition. After winning the gold medal, he steadily ascended the Paris Opera ranks — although his virtuosic technique and crowd-pleasing style weren’t to everyone’s taste. …

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Paris Opera to Act on Racist Stereotypes in Ballet

Paris Opera to Act on Racist Stereotypes in Ballet

Paris Opera to Act on Racist Stereotypes in Ballet Paris Opera to Act on Racist Stereotypes in Ballet The announcements might seem straightforward, but the conversation around the Paris Opera and diversity has already caused a stir in France this year. In December, an article in the magazine of Le Monde, the daily newspaper, created a fuss when it seemed …

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On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real “TikTok is so carefree, why not have a little fun with it?” Watters said. “Highlighting these comments also exerts a little pressure: Talking to dancers this way is not OK, and perhaps you could be exposed for that …

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The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty

The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty

The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty “It is absolute nonsense to say that the English temperament is not suited for dancing,” Edouard Espinosa, a London dance teacher, said in 1916. It was only a lack of skilled teaching, he added, that prevented the emergence …

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Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet

Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet

Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet When my phone rang very early on a September morning and a number from Finland appeared on the screen, I immediately thought, “The project is dead.” Amid the ever-worsening pandemic, I was supposed to be heading for Helsinki …

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