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Push vs. Pull: Tyler Angle vs. Robert Fairchild

Two of New York City Ballet’s best male solists have opposite qualities: Robert Fairchild and Tyler Angle. Last week Fairchild exploded onto the stage in Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Strong and sharp, he seemed to thrust Balanchine into the present, as though the piece were just choreographed. He brought incredible energy to the stage; he sizzled […]

All the Feels: The Emotional Rollercoaster of Understudying

The first time New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan went onstage as an understudy, she was waiting for the curtain to rise when the announcement was made that she would be replacing beloved principal Sara Mearns. “The whole audience went ‘Awww,’ ” Phelan recalls. “We all started cackling. Tyler Angle said, ‘This means they […]

A Long-Awaited Return: Inside Suzanne Farrell's "Diamonds" Rehearsal at NYCB

In a large practice studio inside Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater, Suzanne Farrell watches quietly as New York City Ballet principals Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen work through a series of supported poses. As Janzen kneels to face her, Mearns brushes through to croisé arabesque, extending her leg high behind her. “I wouldn’t penché there,” says […]

Why NYCB's Russell Janzen Is Taking On Gender-Bending Side Projects

There is no big mystery to why Russell Janzen is often cast in princely parts at New York City Ballet, roles like the cavalier in Diamonds and The Nutcracker, Siegfried in Swan Lake, and the man who partners the “first violin” in the slow movement of Concerto Barocco. His dancing is pristine, and he’s tall […]

The Wonder Women of NYCB

The astonishing thing about the women of New York City Ballet is that even with the retirement of two of the company’ most magnificent dancers, the bench of remarkable women is still deep. The six-week winter season that just ended brought this home to me. Needless to say, I will miss Jenifer Ringer and Janie […]

New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater, NYC September 19, 2013   Taylor Stanley and Brittany Pollack in Justin Peck’s Capricious Maneuvers. Photo by Paul Kolnik, Courtesy NYCB   By partnering with the fashion world, New York City Ballet has found a way to enliven the weary format of the gala, even if it meant tipping the tenor […]

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