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Tag Archives: August Bournonville
Three More by Balanchine: New York City Ballet Dances Concerto Barocco, Tarantella, and The Firebird
Concerto Barocco was the reason I fell in love with dance. One evening in April 2010, I was paying just my second visit to New York City Ballet, and Barocco — a 1941 work by George Balanchine, debuted by his … Continue reading
Timeless Tragedy: The Royal Danish Ballet Brings August Bournonville’s La Sylphide to Lincoln Center
For all the talk of them being the happiest of dancers, the Danes seem oddly at home in tragedy. It was impossible not to notice how markedly downbeat the Royal Danish Ballet’s program was on Friday. We again saw The … Continue reading
Given that the Royal Danish Ballet’s current New York season is its first in 23 years, one would assume the opening-night program was selected with great care. And how best to reintroduce the company to American audiences? With a revered … Continue reading