Director’s Notebook: Coppélia

In the spring of 1974, my parents took my sister and me to a performance of George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova’s Coppélia at New York State Theater. It wasn’t my first ballet, but it was the one that prompted me to ask my mom if I could dance. There was something about the […]

Kyle Davis’ Notes on Las Estrellas

We’re on the edge of our seats and tips of our toes in anticipation for Monday’s world premiere release of Las Estrellas (The Stars ✨)! Choreographed by Kyle Davis for Angelica Generosa, Leta Biasucci, Laura Tisserand, Noelani Pantastico and Lesley Rausch, with costumes by Elizabeth Murphy,

Q&A with dancers from The Intermission Project

“‘Intermission’ implies a period of time spent between. In 2021, most artists find themselves frozen in isolation, caught in between – between what their normal was, the lights, the curtain, the stage and the audience; and what their post-COVID 19 “normal” will look like. A nine-part film project presented in three acts, The […]

Tutu Tuesday: PNB’s Second Stage

In honor of Tutu Tuesday (2/2) this year, PNB is celebrating by fundraising for our Second Stage program!

Second Stage is a multi-faceted career transition program for PNB dancers to achieve their post-Company goals. Since 1999, Second Stage has provided more than $750,000 in grants to […]

Rep II Casting & Program Notes

Wonderland
World Premiere

Original Music and Adaptations: Michael Wall
Additional Music: Jean-Philippe Goude (Fermer les yeux voir), Hugues Le Bars (DeRap), Erik Satie, Camille Saint- Saëns, Stephen Foster
Choreography: Penny Saunders
Sound Design: Penny Saunders
Costume Design: Melanie Burgess
Lighting Design: Trad A Burns
Assistant to the Choreographer: Pablo […]

Rep 1 Casting and Program Notes

Dances at a Gathering
Opening Solo

 

Music: Frederic Chopin (Mazurka, Op. 63, no. 3. 1846)
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Staging: Philip Neal & Jenifer Ringer
Costume Design: Joe Eula
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Randall G. Chiarelli

 

Director’s Notebook: Dance Happens Everywhere Rep 1

Dance Happens Everywhere. That’s the title of our 20-21 digital season, and it’s true; dance does happen everywhere. I’m not just referring to different cultures around the world; dance happens in homes and parks, on sidewalks and stages. Right now, it’s happening in PNB’s studios as a few students return to class and […]

Dancer Pods & “Building Choreography”

After about five months away, PNB has begun slowly welcoming dancers back into our studios at the Phelps Center. Safety is paramount. PNB is following local health and safety mandates, consulting public health advisors and partnering with AGMA (dancers’ union) on strict return-to-work protocols including screening measures, timed entry into the building, dancers […]

Sculptured Dance – SAM/PNB Collaboration

Written by dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

And I would say […]

And I would say […]

NYC Tour: Contemporary Innovators

Blog by PNB Dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I know I am biased, but PNB knocked New York’s socks off the last two days with the Balanchine ProgramHowever, they don’t know what is coming their way with the next program – Contemporary Innovators.

On the Program —

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