ballet

Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp

About the Program

THIRTEEN’s Great Performances puts the spotlight on one of America’s finest dance companies in Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp on Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). The program will air as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. This program – a trio of signature works by the renowned choreographers […]

GP at the Met: Nixon in China

“Flesh Rebels” Chorus and Ballet

The “Flesh Rebels” chorus and the ballet “The Red Detachment of Women,” choreographed by Mark Morris, appears in Act 2 of John Adams’s Nixon in China. Watch an excerpt of the Metropolitan Opera premiere directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by the composer.

Introduction

San Francisco Ballet makes the beloved Nutcracker its own, resetting it during the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition and introducing Dance in America viewers to the dazzling Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan. Recorded in December 2007 by KQED Public Television to help commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary, the work is choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi […]

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: Rehearsing Paquita

Watch multiple rehearsals including the male corps de ballet, dancer Mathilde Froustey from corps de ballet, 4 female dancers, and dancers Melanie Hurel and Muriel Zusperreguy all rehearsing Paquita choreographed by Pierre Lacotte (from Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa).

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: Rehearsing with Wayne McGregor

In this clip from La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, watch a rehearsal of Genus by Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Wayne McGregor and an assistant ballet master watch dancers Marie-Agnes Gillot and Benjamin Pech, with McGregor giving his notes on their performance.

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: A Meeting of Creative Minds

In an excerpt from La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, witness a meeting between Director of Dance, Brigitte Lefevre, and choreographer Emanuel Gat. Lefevre explains the process of creating new work with the Paris Opera Ballet and offers examples of how they handled casting for a piece by Mats Ek.

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Preview the Film

Frederick Wiseman’s performance-documentary, La Danse – Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, provides an inside look at the French ballet company known for perfection and precision, The Paris Opera Ballet. The film airs for GREAT PERFORMANCES June 16, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz

Watch the 10-minute documentary by director Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell) and Anna Farrell (Twelve Ways to Sunday) that recounts the history and summarizes the enduring significance and appeal of Opus Jazz. Choreographer (and original West Side Story dancer) Eliot Feld, Sondra Lee (one of Robbins’ original “Opus” dancers), along with […]

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Improvisations, Movement #3

Set in a school gymnasium, the ensemble of Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz performs the third movement of the ballet, “Improvisations, Movement #3.”

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Interview with Creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi

In this interview, the film’s creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi explain their film adaptation of Jerome Robbins famous, but seldom performed, 1958 ballet about being young in New York City. The interview was conducted for the NY Export: Opus Jazz premiere at SXSW 2010 on Saturday, March 13. The film airs nationally for GREAT […]