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Repost: Tutus and Tendus With New York City Ballet


Symphony in C dress rehearsal ©Paul Kolnik

5/17/15: If the New York City Ballet has one signature piece, it’s Symphony in C. George Balanchine’s 1967 choreography to the Bizet piece is very simple and pure, but it’s utterly breathtaking. It was the first ballet I ever saw, and it’s stayed with me all these years. I vividly remember pretending I was dancing George’s beautiful choreography to get through the boredom of tendus in ballet class.

Here is New York City Ballet principal dancer Teresa Reichlen on dancing George Balanchine’s choreography to Bizet’s Symphony in C.

I found a video about the Symphony in C costumes which were redesigned by Director of Costumes Marc Happel in collaboration with Swarovski Crystal in 2012. I love getting to see them up close!

And I saved the best for last. I happily stumbled across “city.ballet.” The NYCB documentary series is now in its second season. I was thrilled to read that it’s produced by Zero Point Zero Productions, where my friend is VP of Programming and Development! What a small world. I know what I’m going to be binge watching tonight!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

3 thoughts on “Repost: Tutus and Tendus With New York City Ballet

  1. One of the best in the entire world. Back in my dancing days, I did visit a ballet group. God knows how much I admired them. There was no way that I could ever do most of their dance movements. It has to be something you really want to do and willing to punish your body to do. I danced because it was fun. I must say when I was forced to quit dancing was a sad day in my life. Today’s posts are great. I suggest you watch all of them a couple of times. – Thanks Donna for another great start to the day — Hal

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  2. Oh to be that limber again …and I was never THAT limber.

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