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New York City Ballet in Paris

Full Episode

New York City Ballet in Paris is the part one of a two-part special featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine set to the music of French composers. The program opens with Gounod’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet and culminates with Ravel’s La Valse. Both parts are hosted by NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins.

New York City Ballet in Paris

Ravel’s La Valse

New York City Ballet in Paris, an all-Balanchine performance, culminates with Ravel’s La Valse. New York City Ballet in Paris is the part one of a two-part special featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine set to the music of French composers. Part one airs on Friday, February 17 at 9PM on PBS (check local […]

New York City Ballet in Paris

Gounod’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet

NYC Ballet in Paris, opens with Gounod’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet. New York City Ballet in Paris, an all-Balanchine performance, opens with Gounod’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet. New York City Ballet in Paris is the part one of a two-part special featuring four ballets by NYCB co-founder George Balanchine set to the music of French composers. Part one airs […]

New York City Ballet in Paris

Peter Martins Interview with Paula Zahn

Paula Zahn of NYC-ARTS interviews Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet. Born in Denmark, Peter Martins began his association with the Company back in 1967, when he was invited to dance the title role in choreographer George Balanchine’s Apollo during the Company’s appearance at the Edinburgh Festival.   After […]

New York City Ballet Symphony in C

About Symphony in C

The second part of a two-part special, New York City Ballet Symphony in C, opens with Sonatine, a pas de deux of polished simplicity and emotional interplay to the music of Maurice Ravel.  Created in 1975 for the French-born dancers Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, it is danced here by Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De […]

New York City Ballet in Paris

About the Two-Part NYC Ballet Special

Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris   Friday, February 17 and 24 at 9PM on PBS Classic Balanchine ballets to the music of Gounod, Ravel, and Bizet shine in the City of Light During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season […]

Overview

Overview: NUREYEV: THE RUSSIAN YEARS tells the story of Rudolf Nureyev, the world-famous ballet dancer who defected from the former Soviet Union to France in 1961. The film documents Nureyev’s humble beginnings, his late start as a dancer, and his relentless quest to become the best and most famous ballet dancer in the world. It […]