Studio 5 at City Center

The Art of Partnering

Studio Event

All tickets $35

Mon Nov 25, 2019

Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio

130 W 56th St, 5th Floor

Overview

Overview

This studio series takes audiences beyond the proscenium for intimate conversations and live performance excerpts from the great dance artists of today. Three events in Fall 2019 are hosted by dance critic and historian Alastair Macaulay.

The choreography of George Balanchine makes singular demands on the male partner, who must sometimes efface himself while anticipating the ballerina’s movements in each moment. Alastair Macaulay hosts an insightful evening in conversation with NYCB Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, examining the intricacies of partnering showcased in performances by NYCB dancers Sterling Hyltin, Mara Kowroski, Andrew Veyette, and Russell Janzen. Cameron Grant will accompany on the piano.

Alastair Macaulay was chief theatre critic of the Financial Times from 1994 to 2007, and chief dance critic of The New York Times from 2007 to 2018. In 1983, he was founding editor of the British quarterly Dance Theatre Journal; in 1988 and 1992, he was guest dance critic to The New Yorker.  He has written the short biography Margot Fonteyn (1998) and an extensive book of interviews Matthew Bourne and his Adventures in Dance (2011).  He has convened a series of seminars at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on ballets from Giselle to Afternoon of a Faun, and has given public presentations there on dance from The Sleeping Beauty to Merce Cunningham. He is currently a Director’s Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts.

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