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Megan Fairchild and Chase Finlay in George Balanchine's "Duo Concertant" | Photo Paul Kolnik Megan Fairchild and Chase Finlay in George Balanchine's "Duo Concertant" | Photo Paul Kolnik

REVIEW: New York City Ballet’s “Black and White”

In many Balanchine works, the first strains of a Stravinsky score serve as musical nitroglycerin: poised in stable tension, dancers suddenly explode into movement well matched to the music’s complexity and precision. Such was the case Saturday afternoon in New York City Ballet’s “Black and White” program, which continues the…

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Video: Wendy Whelan

Life at New York City Ballet After Balanchine Season 1 : Episode 14 | 12:41 Wendy Whelan shares her beginnings in ballet, life at New York City Ballet after Balanchine, and the challenges of a classical background in working with a diverse range of choreographers.

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Video: Lourdes Lopez

Pigeon Toes to Pointe Shoes Season 1 : Episode 4 | 9:55 Lourdes Lopez shares about her personal experiences with choreographic legends George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and ballet’s progress, innovation, and outside influences. As of June, 2010 Lourdes was the head of Morphoses as the executive director.

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Video: Lourdes Lopez

On Being a Balanchine Dancer Season 1 : Episode 5 | 11:05 Lourdes Lopez shares some of her experiences from her 24 year career as a dancer for New York City Ballet, and answers questions about Balanchine’s possessiveness, how NYCB has changed since she danced with the company, and life…

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