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Artistic 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 […]
“‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PNB on Tour: George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Blog by PNB dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.
PNB’s opening night was magical! There had been a few rough rehearsals with tired bodies and swift musical tempos, but once that curtain went up Wednesday evening, we just danced!
Yesterday (Tuesday) was our one-and-only full rehearsal day before our four-days of consecutive Dress Rehearsals & Performances coming up. Company dancers warmed-up and rehearsed in the beautiful City Center Studio 4. My schedule for yesterday was as follows:
- 12-1:15a Warm-up class with PNB Ballet Master, Otto Neubert at City Center
- 1:35-4:30 Rehearsals for the […]