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Anatomy of a Dance

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Lauren Lovette on Voices

    Lauren Lovette gives insight into the character in her variation in Alexei Ratmansky's Voices that's inspired by the emotion in the 'voice' underpinning Peter Ablinger's score, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Lauren Lovette on Voices

    Lauren Lovette gives insight into the character in her variation in Alexei Ratmansky's Voices that's inspired by the emotion in the 'voice' underpinning Peter Ablinger's score, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Ashley Bouder on Donizetti Variations

    Ashley Bouder reveals all the things she loves about her absolute favorite role to perform – Balanchine's Donizetti Variations.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Erica Pereira on Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'

    Erica Pereira reveals some of the special details and technicalities of the tricky partnering in Balanchine's choreography to Stravinsky's lyrical score in Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Emma Von Enck on Composer's Holiday

    Dancer Emma Von Enck reveals what it's like to dance a prominent featured role as a first year corps de ballet member in a ballet created by the youngest choreographer in NYCB history, Gianna Reisen.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Anthony Huxley on Belles-Lettres

    Anthony Huxley talks about the liberation he experiences while dancing in Belles-Lettres, which showcases Peck’s unique familiarity with Huxley’s strengths—they’ve known each other since they were students in the School of American Ballet together.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Sara Mearns on Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

    Sara Mearns discusses the boisterous fourth movement of Balanchine's Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet and the thrill of recognizing her unique take on the role she first fell in love with as a member of the Corps.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Gonzalo Garcia on Danses Concertantes

    Gonzalo Garcia discusses the challenge of maintaining constant motion in the pas de deux of Balanchine’s Danses Concertantes and curious experience of wearing gloves throughout the performance.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Teresa Reichlen on Union Jack

    Teresa Reichlen dives into the nostalgic tunes and intricate footwork that shape the Royal Canadian Air Force section of Balanchine’s Union Jack.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Joseph Gordon on Symphony in C

    Joseph Gordon explains how he maintains an easy, breezy upper body while riding the music in Balanchine’s challenging Symphony in C.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Sterling Hyltin on Everywhere We Go

    Sterling Hyltin explores the exciting jumps and lifts in the second movement of Justin Peck’s ballet, and how some moments allow her to smile ‘hello’ to dancers waiting in the wings.