Selected Press

By MICHAEL COOPER MARCH 30, 2017 Ballets have been inspired by fairy tales, myths, poems, novels and Shakespeare plays, among other things. But never by a documentary that exposed the harrowing conditions at a state prison for the criminally insane. Until now. “Titicut Follies,” Frederick Wiseman’s landmark black-and-white documentary from 1967, took viewers behind the walls […]

Emmy-Award winning actor Paul Giamatti brings the diaries of the great Vaslav Nijinsky to life with Joan Acocella, Jennifer Homans, Darryl Pinckney, and Larry Wolff (October 24); The Suzanne Farrell Ballet performs an excerpt from George Balanchine’s Gounod Symphony(September 11); Ta-Nehisi Coates and Benjamin Millepied join Jennifer Homans to discuss diversity in dance (November 6); […]

Choreographer Melissa Barak, historian Marsha Siefert, philosopher Avital Ronell, and visual artist Nicholas Mauss are among the newest fellows at the Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University, the first international institute devoted to the creation and study of ballet. Barak was named the inaugural Virginia B. Toulmin Fellow for Women […]