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PROJECT LIFT: How New York Theatre Ballet helps children soar

PROJECT LIFT: How New York Theatre Ballet helps children soar

By Eileen Glynn, Dance Studio Life
Wednesday May 1, 2013

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<b>Shining Up The Past</b>

Shining Up The Past

By Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
Friday March 29, 2013

Deborah Jowitt reviews Legends & Visionaries. Details >

 

Hearts Suffer and Crumble When Mourning the Loss of Children

By Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
Monday March 25, 2013

And these performances on Saturday must have made many feel that they were filling in gaps in their knowledge of New York dance history. New York Theater Ballet is in every respect one of the city’s minor companies, but the seriousness that impels it is far from small. Its several short seasons each year keep informing us of areas of choreography that are otherwise brushed aside.
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To Test Some Boundaries, First You Charge Forward, and Then You Back Off: New York Theatre Ballet at Florence Gould Hall<br />

To Test Some Boundaries, First You Charge Forward, and Then You Back Off: New York Theatre Ballet at Florence Gould Hall

By Brian Seibert, The New York Times
Sunday February 24, 2013

...at Florence Gould Hall on Friday, Richard Alston not only spoke illuminatingly about his own choreography, he also gave an accurate endorsement of the troupe performing it, New York Theater Ballet. “I like the company I keep here,” he said, meaning both the unpretentious dancers and the high-class repertory. ... New York Theater Ballet is producing new works as good as — and often better than — its bigger siblings. Details >

 

NY Theatre Ballet delights children with lively version of "Peter & Wolf"

By Wendy Liberatore, The Daily Gazette
Monday February 11, 2013

ALBANY — New York Theatre Ballet knows how to tell an absorbing tale.
That’s just what this ensemble did on Sunday afternoon at The Egg — to the delight of hundreds of children who came out to see its lively version of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf;” along with a bonus, the premiere of the troupe’s newest work, “Bark! In the Park.”
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The Scoop on New York Theatre Ballet

The Scoop on New York Theatre Ballet

By Jill Feigelman, New York Family
Tuesday January 1, 2013

New York Family's Jill Feigelman visits our studio and discusses NYTB, teaching, our LIFT program, and the love of dance with Diana Byer.
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excerpt from Men Add Juice to Sugar Plums

By Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
Tuesday December 11, 2012

...the production has sweetness, fun and intimacy.

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Diana Byer: How I Teach Cecchetti

Diana Byer: How I Teach Cecchetti

By Jenny Dalzell, Dance Teacher
Friday June 1, 2012

... artistic director Diana Byer uses the Cecchetti syllabus to train her dancers. Though it’s one of the oldest existing systems of ballet pedagogy, she stresses that it is not an antiquated method as teachers continue to breathe life into the training. It’s an ideal syllabus for students who also study modern and jazz dance and perform a wide range of choreography. Its unadorned qualities train students to move strongly and purely, without stylistic idiosyncrasies.
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