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Outfitting <i>The Nutcracker</i>

Outfitting The Nutcracker

By Alexandra Cheney, The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday November 15, 2011

Twenty six years after she designed the costumes for choreographer Keith Michael's production of "The Nutcracker," Slyvia Nolan still has sugar plum fairies dancing in her head.  Although she spends most of her year as the resident costume designer for the Metropolitan Opera, a position she's held since 1997, this year Ms. Nolan is reuniting with Mr. Michael and the New York Theatre Ballet to help create a fresh "Nutcracker," with new costumes, sets and dances. Details >

 
One Apartment, Two Very Different 'Nutcrackers' by James Barron, November 2011

One Apartment, Two Very Different 'Nutcrackers' by James Barron, November 2011

By James Barron, The New York Times
Monday November 14, 2011

"It's the grueling time," Mr. Michael explained. "It's Nutcracker' season."  He and Mr. Parker are choreographers working on two distinctly different versions of "The Nutcracker," the ballet that, for audiences, is a hardy holiday perennial, with Drosselmeyer, toys that come to life and even fighting mice. Details >

 
An Accomplished Premiere, Served Along With Other Flourishes

An Accomplished Premiere, Served Along With Other Flourishes

By Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
Monday May 16, 2011

The generous breadth of taste shown by New York Theater Ballet with its Signatures series is good for New York's whole dance scene. This weekend at the Florence Gould Hall it showed pieces by Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham and Anthony Tudor - three of the 20th century's supreme choreographers - as well as a world premiere by the British choreographer Richard Alston. Larger than the excellence of any one work here, which is saying much, was the stylistic diversity of the program. I've been grateful for this company before; I've never admired it more than on this occasion.
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NYTB at The Egg

NYTB at The Egg

By Tresca Weinstein, Special to the Times Union
Friday May 6, 2011

The 13 dancers of the New York Theatre Ballet have got moves, but, more important, they have heart, spirit and soul. In a performance at the Egg Friday night, this little treasure of a company imbued a wonderfully varied program with captivating drama. Details >

 
New York Theatre Ballet Aims for the Heart

New York Theatre Ballet Aims for the Heart

By Tresca Weinstein, Special to the Times Union
Thursday May 5, 2011

The New York Theatre Ballet shares its hometown and three of the words in its name with one of the most famous ballet companies in the world: the New York City Ballet. But the one word that’s different pinpoints what the New York Theatre Ballet is all about. Details >

 
All Tudor Program is Treasure to Behold

All Tudor Program is Treasure to Behold

By Wendy Liberatore, Gazette Reporter
Sunday May 1, 2011

New York Theatre Ballet is a small ensemble that serves the dance community in a big way – mainly by preserving important works that are rarely seen or are in danger of being forgotten. And the company, founded and directed Diana Byer, curates its repertory with love and respect. That care was obvious this past weekend at Kaatsbaan
International Dance Center where the chamber ballet performed a beautiful all-Antony Tudor program.
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Mixed Bill: Septet, Game Two, Soirée Musicale, Judgment of Paris, Othello

Mixed Bill: Septet, Game Two, Soirée Musicale, Judgment of Paris, Othello

By Jack Anderson, Dancingtimes
Friday February 11, 2011

New York Theatre Ballet always provides us with civilized pleasures. The company may be small (11 dancers and two apprentices), but its repertoire is eclectic, and its presentations, though modestly scaled, both look and sound good, thanks to imaginative designs and, most of the time, live music. This chamber-ballet troupe can also come up with surprises.
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NYTB Dancers talk Black Swan

By Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times
Friday January 7, 2011

CARMELLA IMRIE spent six grueling hours last Wednesday mastering steps like the brisé and jeté battu for Keith Michael’s ballet “The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies.” ...she and five other dancers with the New York Theater Ballet headed out to see “Black Swan.” Details >