Harrison Ball and Indiana Woodward on Dances at a Gathering
Indiana Woodward and Harrison Ball discuss the humanity, community, and love found in Jerome Robbins’ masterwork Dances at a Gathering, and how the hour-long ballet isn’t just danced for the audience, but for each other.
Taylor Stanley on Opus19/The Dreamer
Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley delves into Jerome Robbins’ moody Opus 19/The Dreamer, discussing the therapeutic nature of taking on a ballet that essentially takes place in another reality.
Russell Janzen on GLASS PIECES
As dancer Russell Janzen notes, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces may be an abstract ballet with an experimental score by Phillip Glass, yet it’s also rooted in the real world, especially the feeling of driving, pulsing undercurrents found just by walking through New York City.
Andrew Veyette on STARS AND STRIPES
Andrew Veyette discusses George Balanchine's patriotic tribute to America and the legacy of El Capitan, a role he's performed for 17 years.
Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen and Sara Mearns on George Balanchine's JEWELS
Principal dancers Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen and Sara Mearns talk about George Balanchine's "Jewels," an epic full-length evening consisting of three remarkable ballets: Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds. With music by Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky.
Kristen Segin on Jerome Robbins' N.Y. EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ
Corps de Ballet Member Kristen Segin talks about letting loose and bonding with fellow corps members in Jerome Robbins’ iconic “ballet in sneakers”, NY Export: Opus Jazz.
Justin Peck and Taylor Stanley on Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Choreographer Justin Peck discusses his new take on Aaron Copland’s famous Rodeo, while Justin’s long time collaborator Taylor Stanley talks about how Justin is challenging the Company’s male dancers in surprising new ways.
Tyler Angle on FANCY FREE
Tyler Angle talks about how his real-life friendship with his fellow dancers helps him dance the role of a shy sailor looking for love in Jerome Robbins' very first ballet, set on the streets and in the bars of 1940s-era New York City.
Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Peter Martins' SWAN LAKE
Principal dancers Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns take us behind the scenes of their rehearsal process for the iconic role of the Swan Queen - and talk about why Peter Martins' choreography of the final act gives them goosebumps every time.
Adrian Danchig-Waring on THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
Principal dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring talks about the medieval inspiration behind Balanchine's modernist masterpiece, and how FOUR TEMPERAMENTS has stood the test of time.