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TBT: Gene Kelly On Creating An American in Paris

The cover of the August 1951 issue of Dance Magazine featured Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in an image from the feature film An American in Paris, which premiered in London that month. In an essay penned for the issue, Kelly described their approach to making the film’s 18-minute central ballet with the cinema in […]

Ailey and An American in Paris Are Coming to Your TV

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the most widely-seen piece of modern dance ever. And it’s about to reach even more people. As much as we love seeing live performance, the recent trend of showing dance on TV (and at the movies and through livestreams!) is widening accessibility in a big way. Just in the next few […]

On the Town and An American in Paris Win Big at the Astaire Awards

The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards gala last night was a blast for dance lovers. Celebrating dance on Broadway, the program was both entertaining and edifying. It started with a burst of exuberance from On the Town’s opening number with Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves and Jay Armstrong Johnson. But equally entertaining, throughout the evening, was […]

A Brit, An American, Paris

Imagine yourself as a hard-boiled Broadway producer. Someone comes to you with a new pitch: How about turning the beloved 1951 Gene Kelly film An American in Paris into a Broadway musical? There’s just one catch—the director has never directed before; he’s a choreographer. Oh, and he’s really a ballet choreographer. And he’s determined to […]

Two Americans in Paris: William Forsythe and Trisha Brown

What a great idea for Paris Opéra Ballet to put works by William Forsythe and Trisha Brown side by side in one program! All four pieces that I saw yesterday at the Palais Garnier —three by him and one by her—had been commissioned by POB in the past.    These two giants of contemporary dance […]

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