A new documentary follows this New York City Ballet dancer as she directs an evening she put together. It changed her: “I know I could run a company.”
The Ashley Bouder Project’s goal is to promote the work of women and other underrepresented voices in the slow-to-change world of ballet.
The company, directed by a team of four young people since the resignation of Peter Martins, is in a state of impressive improvement.
It’s hard work being a dancer. And it’s hard work getting a college degree. This group at New York City Ballet has done both.
Terry Riley, Ravel and Leonard Bernstein were among the highlights.
Who is Swanilda, the lead of “Coppélia”? Our critic demonstrates how her ebullient, game-changing character is shown in her steps.
After 35 years, Peter Martins left City Ballet abruptly. Now the company is sounding out its dancers about what they would like in a successor.
One lesson of New York City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins celebration concerned his musicality, which often points to parts of the score left undanced.
Ashley Bouder of New York City Ballet performs part of a make-fun-of-yourself solo from Robbins’s “Dances at a Gathering.”