In less than a month, New York City Ballet will unveil its “Robbins 100” festival at David H. Koch Theater in New York to commemorate the centennial of Jerome Robbins’ birth. In the course of a three-week period, the company will present six distinctive programs, featuring 19 ballets by Robbins, plus two world premieres, including a new ballet by Justin Peck choreographed to the music by Leonard Bernstein.
New York City Ballet in Jerome Robbins' “Glass Pieces.” Photograph by Paul Kolnik
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading