Diving into the Details of Second Detail: A Dancer's Perspective

This picture is of Lucas Threefoot and Xuan Cheng rehearsing for the Body Beautiful program. Photo is by Blaine Truitt Covert. The Second Detail is the kind of ballet that dancers love to dance. It’s a challenging, body-twisting, mind-bending, powerful ballet that requires constant attention to what is going on around us; I can’t think of… Read More

Learning Apollo from the Master: A Conversation with Francia Russell

Some ballets take time to develop their full character and others change the face of the art form the minute they premiere. Balanchine’s Apollo did both- evolving significantly over the first 20 years of its production history while consistently being hailed as the event that launched neoclassical ballet. It was the beginning of a deep… Read More