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Floozies, Lovers, Old Stars Herald ABT’s Spring Season

This article originally appeared in the Culture section of Bloomberg News on May 21, 2008. May 21 (Bloomberg) -- American Ballet Theatre opened its eight-week spring season Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan with a gala program offering tidbit star turns from stars past as well as present. The 1938 ``Judgment of Paris,'' Antony Tudor's sardonic take on the Greek myth of a hero's choice among three goddesses, honored the centennial of the choreographer's birth. The sleazy- cafe scene replete with inebriated client, … [Read more...]

Younger Than Springtime

1.2.3. Festival: Taylor 2; Ailey II; ABT II Joyce Theater, NYC / April 29 - May 11, 2008 ABT II in Raymonda. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor. Surely you remember the old movies and tales in which a teenage dancer is spotted at the recital of a provincial dance studio. There, a diamond in the rough, she stands out among aspirants clearly headed for careers in more pedestrian fields and goes on to glory. Taylor 2, Ailey II, and ABT II, sharing two weeks at the Joyce Theater billed as the 1.2.3. Festival, convince you to get those dated romantic … [Read more...]

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