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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker fills in again for Leonard Lopate. World-famous ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, Michael Chernov, talk about the history of classical ballet and about launching the Gelsey Kirkland Conservatory of Classical Ballet. Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns tell us what it’s like to be principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. Anthony Marra discusses his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. And Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, describes what goes into MoMA’s major shows and talks about the future of museums.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov on Creating an Academy of Classical Ballet

Legendary ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, dancer Michael Chernov, talk about creating The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.

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Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Dancing in the New York City Ballet

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns, principal dancers with the New York City Ballet, talk about their careers as dancers, and the demands and rewards  of dancing in the NYCB.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, a Novel by Anthony Marra

Anthony Marra discusses his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. It’s set in Chechnya and explores the transcendent power of love in wartime.

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MoMA Director Glenn Lowry on Expanding the Collection, Audience, and Building

Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, talks about the museum’s transformation over the past two decades and its place in the cultural landscape of New York and the world.

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