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New York City Ballet Names Andrew Litton Music Director

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York City Ballet announced on Tuesday that Andrew Litton will be its next music director.
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Studio 360

Sarah Jessica Parker's Documentary Series on New York City Ballet Returns

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker's documentary series on New York's famed ballet company has new episodes just as good as the first season. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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Soundcheck

Jenifer Ringer: 'Dancing Through' Two Decades Of Ups And Downs

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jenifer Ringer recently retired from the New York City Ballet, where she was a principal dancer. She talks about her nearly 23 years as a professional ballet dancer, which she chronicles in her new book Dancing Through It: My Journey In The Ballet.

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WQXR Features

Bach 360°: Dance in the Music of Bach

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

While it's doubtful Bach intended his music for dancing, he wrote his share of gigues, sarabandes and gavottes. Read our top five and get a free download. 

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Conducting Business

Puccini with Popcorn: Arts Organizations Battle for the Big Screen

Friday, December 09, 2011

Despite some notable successes, arts organizations that broadcast in movie theaters face significant hurdles. In this podcast, three experts weigh in on the future of HD.

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WQXR Blog

Two Dance Luminaries Take Big Leap with Ballet Next

Monday, November 21, 2011

A new ballet company, directed by two principal dancers of two major companies, made its debut Monday night at the Joyce Theater. WQXR's Janet Babin reports.

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WQXR Blog

Facelift for an Arts Temple: City Center Reopens after $56M Restoration

Monday, October 24, 2011

New York's eccentric Shriner's hall turned performing arts venue has undergone a major renovation. On Tuesday audiences can see the results.

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Features

City Ballet and Dancers Settle Union Contract

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

After a marathon 12-hour session, the union representing dancers and orchestra members at the New York City Ballet and the company's management have settled their contract.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

I Was A Dancer

Monday, March 07, 2011

Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated dancers, discusses his decades-long career with the New York City Ballet. In his memoir, I Was A Dancer, he recounts his early years as a student at The School of American Ballet and his years as George Balanchine's protege, during which time Balanchine choreographed more works for him than any other dancer.

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WNYC News

Paul McCartney Tries His Hand at Ballet

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Paul McCartney is writing an original score for a world premiere ballet for the New York City Ballet company's 2011 season.

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Features

'Black Swan' Helps Sell Seats for 'Swan Lake'

Monday, February 21, 2011

The New York City Ballet has already sold out its run of "Swan Lake." Some say that's due to the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan."

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Features

Ballet Director Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

City Ballet Director Peter Martins was charged with a DWI on January 1 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday.

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Studio 360

A Marriage Made on Stage

Friday, June 11, 2010

Earlier this week, Darci Kistler swung by Studio 360 on her way home from rehearsal. A beloved soloist with the New York City Ballet, Kistler was the last principal chosen by ballet giant George Balanchine, before his death in 1983.  After a laudable 30-year career, she'll ...

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Giant Steps: A Musical Biography of New York City Ballet

Saturday, May 01, 2010

This week's episode explores the musical achievements of the New York City Ballet. Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins explores the works that the Ballet has commissioned, why American music has been championed, how choreographers have responded and more in this special edition.

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