"Not every dancer can be a ballerina, and not every ballerina gets to dance with the New York City Ballet. So when one makes it, and then stays with the company for three decades, it’s a big deal.
Wendy Whelan is that ballerina. And on Saturday night, at 47 years old, she’ll give her final New York City Ballet performance before she retires,” reports NPR. See photos of this great dancer (credit: Erin Baiano/NPR).
Yesterday, October 14, marked the anniversary of the passing of one of America’s greatest musical talents: Leonard Bernstein. The legendary conductor led the first concert ever at Lincoln Center, with the New York Philharmonic (nyphil) at Philharmonic Hall (now called Avery Fisher Hall) in 1962. Today, the intersection of Broadway, Columbus Avenue and West 65th Street, at the corner of Avery Fisher Hall, is named in his honor.
This week, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents master puppeteer Basil Twist’s take on Stravinsky’s iconic "The Rite of Spring." Twist says this version is "a ballet without dancers" and considers the entire theater his “canvas.” Read more about the man that The New York Times calls the “silk whisperer.” —> http://bit.ly/WLF14BasilNYT
(Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
Did you miss “The Nance” starring Nathan Lane on Live From Lincoln Center this past weekend? You can still view the whole episode on PBS.org