"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).
This weekend, the New York Times published a feature on the recent nuptials of New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck. As the Times notes, “their romantic relationship has had all the elements of a story line: romance, drama, heartbreak and reconciliation.” Read the whole story here: http://nyti.ms/1oiJRkU Congrats to the newlyweds!
(Photo: Devin Yalkin for The New York Times)
Ahead of New York City Ballet’s May 8 Gala, honoring their 50 years at Lincoln Center, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog has launched a video previewing the new Justin Peck/Sufjan Stevens collaboration. Take a look! http://vult.re/QhCz4K