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17.4.16

Wendy Whelan, ballerina


New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

New York City Ballet's principal ballerina Wendy Whelan gave an afternoon class at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center as part of their day-long Pointe and Pirouettes event All photos by Matthew Murphy.

27.11.15

El Cascanueces, New York City Ballet


New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan and Nikolaj Hubbe in Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER. Kyle Froman Photography

Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER. New York City Ballet Photography


14.11.14

Wendy Whelan, bailarina


Wendy Whelan, principal dancer New York City Ballet

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer New York City Ballet

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer New York City Ballet

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer New York City Ballet


19.10.14

Wendy Whelan, principal dancer New York City Ballet


"Dancing in a ballet company really bonds people for life; it's like being in the Army together," says Whelan.

Not every dancer can be a ballerina, and not every ballerina gets to dance with the New York City Ballet. So when one makes it, and then stays with the company for three decades, it's a big deal. Wendy Whelan is that ballerina. And on Saturday night, at 47 years old, she'll give her final New York City Ballet performance before she retires.

"I'm sure I'll get very emotional after," Whelan says. "I don't expect to get emotional during. It's not my style, I just don't do that. But I'll probably enter a depression, and I just know that I will do that because I always do that after a big ballet experience. ... But this is the end of a ballet career, so that's a bit bigger than just a season of ballet."

NPR sent Erin Baiano to photograph the prima ballerina as Whelan prepared for one of her last performances of "After the Rain," choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and performed with her longtime partner Craig Hall. The pair received five curtain calls after the performance.

Audience members cried as they watched Whelan dance: Her body can still communicate a sort of universal poetry. To hear her story, click on the link above.

Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Wendy Whelan Retires After 3-Decade Career by Nina Gregory October 17, 2014.

Wendy Whelan, 47, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, will retire Oct. 18 after 30 years with the institution. © Erin Baiano for NPR 
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23.6.14

Joyas de George Balanchine


New York City Ballet in ‘Emeralds’ from George Balanhine’s ‘Jewels’. Photo Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet in ‘Rubies’ from George Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Photo Paul Kolnik

Sara Mearns and Jonathan Stafford in George Balanchine’s ‘Diamonds’ from the ballet ‘Jewels’. Photo Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet in ‘Emeralds’ from George Balanhine’s ‘Jewels’. Photo credit: Paul Kolnik

21.3.14

Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jerome Robbins




Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Tanaquil Le Clercq and the New York City Ballet.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq


Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine.

Her unique style, humor and authenticity redefined ballet for all dancers who followed.

Amazingly, she was the muse to not one great artist but two; both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous version of Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. Tanaquil Le Clercq was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. On a tour of Europe, she was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.  Written by Director, Nancy Buirski.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
  • Director: Nancy Buirski
  • Escritor: Nancy Buirski
  • Duración: 1 hora 31 minutos
  • Género: Documental, Drama
    

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq - Reproducir trailer



6.3.14

New York City Ballet


New York City Ballet "Concerto Barocco" © New York City Ballet

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29.1.14

Una vida en el Ballet - New York City Ballet by Leutwyler


New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler
New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

New York City Ballet - Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

7.9.13

George Balanchine


"See the music, hear the dance"

George Balanchine


In 1948, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein's dance troupe finally became the New York City Ballet

He loved women and enjoyed them even more when embellished by jewellery

For Balanchine, ballet was a visualisation of music, blending into it like "the cream in coffee"

School of American Ballet in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments with Raina Gilliland (foreground) by Paul Kolnik