Magazine article Pointe

Eight Companies Join Forces to Celebrate Balanchine

Magazine article Pointe

Eight Companies Join Forces to Celebrate Balanchine

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In 1948, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein founded New York City Ballet at New York City Center. This year, in honor of its 75th anniversary. City Center is bringing together eight companies-American Ballet Theatre. The Joffrey Ballet. Mariinsky Ballet. Miami City Ballet. NYCB. Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet and San Francisco Ballet-to perform 13 Balanchine works over six programs, running October 31-November 4. "I liked the idea of showing different perspectives on how Balanchine is performed internationally." says City Center president and CEO Arlene Shuler. "Bringing together these eight companies is unprecedented."

The festivities don't stop there. On October 25. former NYCB principal Heather Watts joins N YCB's Tiler Peck and Jared Angle for a lec/dem to explore the repertoire, and on October 29. the School of American Ballet partners with City Center to dig into the making of a Balanchine dancer. …

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