8/31/17 O&A NYC DANCE: An Evening with Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, has often spoken out about being “different” in the world of ballet. Continue reading

8/5/16 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Jerome Robbins- Fancy Free

Shall We Dance

69110-004-8FD44BA7                                          Shirley Edd, Michael Kidd, John Kriza and Jerome Robbins

Fancy Free, a ballet choreographed by Jerome for Ballet Theatre, the predecessor of American Ballet Theatre. Set to a score by Leonard Bernstein, with scenery by Oliver Smith, costumes by Kermit Love and lighting by Ronald Bates. The premiere took place on Tuesday, April 18th, 1944, at the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The sailors were played by Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, and John Kriza.  Continue reading

Shall We Dance Friday: Giselle featuring Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Shall We Dance


Giselle, Second Act Grand Pas de Deux featuring Natalia Makarova is Giselle, Mikhail Baryshnikov is Albrecht, Martine Van Hamel is Myrtha with American Ballet Theater, John Lanchbery conducts. The production was filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House on June 2, 1977.  Continue reading