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Facts about Balanchine #17
When George Balanchine was only a very young boy, his father won the state savings lottery, only to lose almost all of it within a few years.
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19 hours ago

Facts about Balanchine #16
Often Balanchine created a ballet through extended improvisation under pressure – sometimes starting only weeks before the premiere. #embraceWAB #embraceableBalanchine
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2 days ago

Facts about Balanchine #15
George Balanchine had a strong connection with the corp de ballet, and in fact his work rarely featured stars. He believed the performance should outshine the individuals. #embraceWAB #embraceableBalanchine
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3 days ago

Facts about Balanchine #14
Balanchine would often rehearse his dancers in shifts, working with smaller groups and choregraphing from 10:30am to 6pm, "like a dentist," he said. #embraceWAB #embraceableBalanchine
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4 days ago

Have you seen the nominees for the Australian Dance Awards! WAB is all over the long list with 3 nominations for Outstanding Performance in a Company (Ballet at the Quarry:Radio and Juliet, La Fille mal gardee and Giselle); 1 for Outstanding Performance by a female dancer (Brooke Widdison-Jacobs in Giselle) and 3 for Oustanding Performance by a male dancer (Matthew Lehmann in Giselle, Sergey Pevnev and Andre Santos in La Fille mal gardee).
Fingers crossed for the shortlist. Check out the full list of nominees on the Australian Dance Awards website. www.australiandanceawards.net.au/news/long-list-of-nominees-for-2015-awards
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4 days ago

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Aurélien in New York! Here he is with Elisabeth Platel - current Director of the Paris Opera Ballet School and a legend in Europe after 23 years with the Paris Opera Ballet. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Facts about Balanchine #13
In their first year, the New York City Ballet only gave 30 performances. By the 1960s that had risen to 150 performances in New York alone. #embraceWAB #embraceableBalanchine
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5 days ago

Our friends over at New York City Ballet are very experienced in performing Balanchine, but our dancers have to learn the new style from the beginning! Check out this video from NYCB on 'Concerto Barocco', one of the pieces WAB will be performing in 'Embraceable You: A Celebration of Balanchine'. #embraceWAB #embraceableBalanchine ... See MoreSee Less

Recently promoted Soloist Ashley Laracey talks about what makes the corps of NYC Ballet so unique - and shares their special pre-show ritual - in this behind...

5 days ago

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Aurelien in New York! Here he is with Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre Daniil Simkin, and representing WAB (and Australia) at the Youth America Grand Prix ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago