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City Ballet The Podcast

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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.Each season of City Ballet The Podcast features episodes that span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associ… read more

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Episode 34: New Combinations: Sidra and Dennis Bell

October 26th, 2020


City Ballet The Podcast’s season finale has arrived with a fresh New Combinations episode, just in time for NYCB’s first ever digital New Works Festival. In the lead up to the Festival’s premiere, host Associate …

Episode 33: Hear the Dance: The Steadfast Tin Soldier

October 19th, 2020


Host Silas Farley is back with another Hear the Dance episode, devoted to the creation of George Balanchine’s tale of toy romance, The Steadfast Tin …

Episode 32: See the Music Live: Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

October 12th, 2020


This week’s edition of City Ballet The Podcast is the premiere broadcast of a live See the Music presentation on the score to Balanchine's Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, recorded on the NYCB stage in 2019. Host and Resident …

Episode 31.2: Hear the Dance: Red Angels (Part 2)

October 5th, 2020


In this second half of a special 2-part Hear the Dance episode celebrating the life and work of late choreographer Ulysses Dove, host Silas Farley interviews Ulysses’ brother Alfred, Director and Administrator of …

Episode 31.1: Hear the Dance: Red Angels (Part 1)

October 5th, 2020


Former NYCB dancer Silas Farley is back to host a special 2-part episode of Hear the Dance devoted to the life and work of late choreographer Ulysses Dove. Beginning with a brief overview of Dove’s career, this part …

Episode 30: See the Music: Revisiting Symphony in C

September 28th, 2020


City Ballet the Podcast is back with a new season of deep dives into the history and artistry of New York City Ballet. We begin by revisiting our very first See the Music episode to celebrate the premiere of the Digital …

Episode 29: The Rosin Box: Ask the Dancer

June 22nd, 2020


Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz wrap up this season of City Ballet The Podcast with their last episode of The Rosin Box, responding to a …

Episode 28: The Rosin Box: Injuries, Wellness and Fitness

June 15th, 2020


In this week’s Rosin Box episode, hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz discuss injuries, wellness, and fitness—three important, intertwined aspects of a dancer’s development and ongoing practice. They are joined by …

Episode 27: The Rosin Box: Touring

June 1st, 2020


Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz are back for another season of The Rosin Box, recorded remotely but with all the exclusive behind-the-scenes access intact. This week, NYCB dancers and longtime roommates Marika …

Episode 26: New Combinations: Pam Tanowitz & Justin Peck

May 25th, 2020


This week’s New Combinations episode of City Ballet The Podcast features two recordings of Inside NYCB presentations made at Lincoln Center. The …

Episode 25.2: Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 2)

May 18th, 2020


In the second half of our two-part Hear the Dance on Balanchine’s Diamonds, host Silas Farley is joined by Principal Dancer Sara Mearns, who has …

Episode 25.1: Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 1)

May 18th, 2020


The newest episode of Hear the Dance is a special two-part discussion of Diamonds, the glittering final movement of Balanchine's Jewels, from the perspective of the lead ballerina. In this first installment, host Silas …

Episode 24: Hear the Dance: Afternoon of a Faun

May 11th, 2020


“This is a hot summer day, in a studio, in New York City.” So former NYCB dancer Dr. Afshin Mofid recalls Jerome Robbins’ description of the setting and mood of his Afternoon of a Faun, an innocently sensual pas de deux …

Episode 23.2: Hear the Dance: Rubies (Part 2)

May 4th, 2020


In the second part of this special edition of Hear the Dance, Silas Farley and former NYCB Principal Dancer Patricia McBride continue their expansive conversation on her impressive career—from working with George …

Episode 23.1: Hear the Dance: Rubies (Part 1)

May 4th, 2020


The latest episode of City Ballet The Podcast is a special two-part Hear the Dance, hosted by NYCB Soloist Silas Farley, with special guest Patricia …

Episode 22: Hear the Dance Live: Apollo

April 27th, 2020


This week’s edition of Hear the Dance with Silas Farley is a special live recording of Inside NYCB on Apollo, captured during 2018’s annual Saturday …

Episode 21: See the Music: Allegro Brillante

April 20th, 2020


City Ballet The Podcast is back with a new edition of See the Music originally recorded at a 2018 performance. Resident Conductor Daniel Capps gives a brief history of Tschaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, the composer’s …

BONUS: See the Music Live: Rodeo

March 2nd, 2020


In this special bonus episode of See the Music recorded live in the David H. Koch Theater, Resident Conductor Daniel Capps briefly surveys the history and unique musical qualities of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, which …

Episode 20: See the Music: In G Major

February 24th, 2020


In this week’s episode of See the Music, NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton introduces us to the score of Jerome Robbins’ In G Major: Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto from 1931. With live demonstrations on the piano, …

Episode 19: New Combinations: Nico Muhly

February 17th, 2020


In a lively, wide-ranging discussion about the relationship between music and choreography, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan is joined by …

Episode 18: Hear the Dance Live: Stravinsky & Balanchine

February 10th, 2020


This episode of City Ballet The Podcast is the first ever Hear the Dance recorded live from a recent Inside NYCB presentation hosted by Silas Farley …

Episode 17: See the Music: Swan Lake

February 3rd, 2020


In this episode of See the Music, NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton dives into the history and particular genius of Tschaikovsky’s treasured Swan Lake

Episode 16: Hear the Dance: Episodes

January 27th, 2020


In this week’s installment of Hear the Dance, Silas Farley is joined by the two dancers who will perform the solo in Balanchine’s Episodes

Episode 15: New Combinations: Alexei Ratmansky

January 20th, 2020


Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky joins Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan to discuss Voices, his new ballet for NYCB,  which premieres at the company’s annual New Combinations evening on January 30, 2020. Ratmansky …

Episode 14: Hear the Dance: Firebird

January 13th, 2020


In the lead-up to the return of Balanchine’s Firebird later this month, Silas Farley is joined by former NYCB Principal Dancer Merrill Ashley for …

Episode 13: The Rosin Box: Back to School

December 30th, 2019


In the final episode of Season Two of City Ballet The Podcast, Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz welcome Principal Dancer (and law student) Abi Stafford to the Rosin Box to discuss the challenges and rewards of juggling …

Episode 12.2: Balanchine's Early Life (Part 2)

December 23rd, 2019


The art of ballet doesn't exist in a vacuum, and in the second half of this two-part episode of Hear the Dance, Silas Farley and cultural scholar …

Episode 12.1 : Balanchine's Early Life (Part 1)

December 23rd, 2019


In an extended conversation with Silas Farley, cultural scholar Elizabeth Kendall, author of the 2013 book Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution …

Episode 11: The Rosin Box: Backstage

December 16th, 2019


Don’t just step behind the curtain, come all the way backstage on this week's episode of The Rosin Box. Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz chat with three Company members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to …

Episode 10: The Rosin Box: Back in the Day

December 9th, 2019


Dancing can certainly run in the family, as evidenced by the multiple sibling pairs that have passed through the Company over the years. And while …

Episode 9: The Rosin Box: The Ranks

December 2nd, 2019


Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz delve into the Company’s dancer ranks in this episode of The Rosin Box. They get the full scoop on a dancer’s …

Episode 8: The Rosin Box: Maria Kowroski

November 25th, 2019


Join hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz as they invite celebrated Principal Dancer Maria Kowroski to step into The Rosin Box, for the series’ inaugural episode. Embarking on her 25th year with the Company, Maria …

Episode 7: Season Two of City Ballet The Podcast Introduction

November 24th, 2019


Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford welcomes you back to a new season of City Ballet The Podcast, and announces the release of our newest series – The Rosin Box with Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz. (1:15)


BONUS: See the Music Live - Symphony in C

October 9th, 2019


In a special bonus episode, take a trip to Lincoln Center without leaving your home. Music Director Andrew Litton takes us behind Bizet’s Symphony in …

Episode 6: See the Music: Symphony in C

October 6th, 2019


In our first See The Music episode, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton delves into the history of Bizet’s Symphony in C, a hidden treasure that, 80 years after its creation, became a star with the help …

Episode 5: Hear The Dance: Summerspace

September 29th, 2019


In this episode of Hear the Dance, host Silas Farley delves into the history of Merce Cunningham and Summerspace, which returns to the NYCB stage this fall for the first time in 20 years in celebration of Cunningham’s …

Episode 4.2: New Combinations: Lauren Lovette

September 22nd, 2019


In this episode of City Ballet The Podcast, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan sits down with NYCB Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette. The two discuss Lauren’s origin story, how she overcomes insecurities and …

Episode 4.1: New Combinations: Edwaard Liang

September 22nd, 2019


Former NYCB Soloist and Artistic Director of BalletMet Edwaard Liang reflects on his time in the Company on this episode of New Combinations with …

Episode 3: Hear the Dance: Opus 19/The Dreamer

September 15th, 2019


Silas Farley sits down with Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley, Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, NYCB Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, and former NYCB dancer and Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal to …

Episode 2.2: Hear the Dance: A History of New York City Ballet (Part 2)

September 8th, 2019


New York City Ballet’s history doesn’t end with George Balanchine. Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley continues to recount the history of the …

Episode 2.1: Hear the Dance: A History of New York City Ballet (Part 1)

September 8th, 2019


How did New York City Ballet come to be? Join Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley as he goes deep into the history of Lincoln Kirstein and George …

Episode 1: Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast

September 8th, 2019


Join Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford as he kicks off City Ballet The Podcast with hosts Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Music Director Andrew Litton, and Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley. (17:21)

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