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  • Modernity and classicism also meet in Theme and Variations, Balanchine's setting of Tchaikovsky that evokes the grandeur of imperial Russian ballet with the speed and dexterity of 20th-century American neoclassicism.

    This week's new dance

  • The final allegro, made so memorable in Balanchine's ballet of the same name, crackles with wit.

    Bizet: Symphony in C, Jeux d'enfants, Roma; Orchestre de Paris/Järvi

  • During "Balanchine Black & White Week," NYCB is hosting several free pre-performance talks that explore Balanchine's wide-ranging work, always tricky to carbon-date.

    ...And Tread All Over

  • While the look established his aesthetic, Balanchine's music choices further defined his work.

    ...And Tread All Over

  • His semicomedic scene for some men of the village in act two is more successful and dramatically insightful, but looks too much at times like an outtake from George Balanchine's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

    From the Northwest Emerges a New 'Giselle'

  • The north-east leg features Balanchine's comic gangster ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue along with its own mix of divertissements: Act II of Coppélia, the clog dance from Fille Mal Gardée, the central pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto set to Shostakovich and the Sleeping Beauty grand pas de deux.

    This week's new dance

  • Ms. Rinehart's pop-music choreography always sets a festive tone for Hudson Valley's productions, and her crisply wrought contributions to "The Comedy of Errors," complete with a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't quote from George Balanchine's "Concerto Barocco," left me wondering why her work has yet to make it to Broadway.

    He's a Young Prince in a Jam

  • During the company's tour to Cuba this past November, she led Balanchine's challenging "Theme and Variations" with crisp attack.

    A Ballet Company's Summer of Youth

  • The Royal starts its new season in sparkling style with a revival of George Balanchine's Jewels.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • The performance features George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto, in remembrance of his friend Igor Stravinsky, Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (2005) and "The Concert (or The Perils of Everybody)," a comic ballet that is expected to feature "more than a little social commentary."

    The Joffrey Ballet Opens This Week

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