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American Ballet Theatre - Julie Kent on Beauty and Humanity

Julie Kent, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, reflects on the beauty and humanity in dance, and it's role in the world.

May 4th, 2015 | 0 comments

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American Ballet Theatre - The Language of Ballet: French and Fit for a King

The language of the ballet is in French; it all began in France with King Louis XIV.

Apr 29th, 2015 | 0 comments

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American Ballet Theatre - The Choreographers for the Company

"Every single choreographer of importance in 20th century made their mark in the first decade of American Ballet Theatre," explains ABT artist-in-residence, Alexei Ratmansky. This clip includes archival footage and interviews with Donald Saddler and Alicia Alonso.

Apr 29th, 2015 | 0 comments

American Ballet Theatre - Company History

American Ballet Theatre celebrates 75 years in 2015. It was launched to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and to perform new works by gifted choreographers.

Apr 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments

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American Ballet Theatre - Preview American Ballet Theatre: A History

American Masters teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Apr 20th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Percy Sledge Interview: An In Memoriam Tribute

On the evening of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, R&B singer Percy Sledge (1941 - 2015) was interviewed by American Masters.

Apr 15th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Estrellita, Heifetz' Encore Song

The story behind one of Jascha Heifetz' favorite encore songs begins in Mexico.

Apr 14th, 2015 | 0 comments

Jascha Heifetz - Book Excerpt from Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia: His Carnegie Hall Debut

A new book on Jascha Heifetz' childhood details the music world's excitement at his Carnegie Hall debut at age 16. Read an excerpt about who attended and what the reviewers said.

Apr 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims

Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in the fall of 1923, weeks after the earthquake on September 1 that devastated Tokyo, Yokohama and the Kanto region. See Heifetz' own film footage of that trip.

Apr 10th, 2015 | 0 comments
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