American Ballet Theater

News about the American Ballet Theater. Commentary and archival information about the American Ballet Theater from The New York Times.

05/22/2018 07:41 PM
Review: From Tap to Sci-Fi Rites at Ballet Theater Gala
Wayne McGregor’s “AfteRite,” an expressionist take on “The Rite of Spring,” might have seemed odd programming for a gala evening.

05/20/2018 10:21 PM
Many Giselles, but Only One Osipova
Natalia Osipova stood out among the dancers interpreting the role this season at the American Ballet Theater, showing how she has grown as an artist.

05/18/2018 03:00 PM
‘Can You Rotate That?’ A Hyperkinetic Spin on ‘Rite of Spring’
Wayne McGregor brings his extreme extensions, buckling torsos and improbably fast coordinations to American Ballet Theater with “AfteRite.”

05/15/2018 07:55 PM
In ‘Firebird,’ the Choreographer’s Art Is in Storytelling
Even when Russians stage the one-act ballet that Stravinsky took from folklore, they tell different versions of its story.

05/11/2018 01:44 AM
They’ve Come Undone: Giselle, Lucia and Romantic Madness
In Romantic drama it’s mainly women who go mad — usually because of love. But opera and ballet take their mad heroines in opposite directions.

05/09/2018 05:55 PM
Growing Up Giselle
In this variation from “Giselle,” the peasant girl Giselle turns into a woman, says American Ballet Theater principal Hee Seo, who dances a portion here.

05/09/2018 03:00 PM
Ballet Theater Announces Female Choreographer Initiative
The company will support 3 female choreographers each season. “Where is the next voice?” is the critical question, says the company’s artistic director.

04/18/2018 07:09 PM
Dance Like the Principal Is Watching
At Ballet Tech, a Manhattan public school, students spend most of the year getting ready for the big show at the Joyce Theater in June.

03/16/2018 08:07 PM
Review: At Washington Ballet, 3 Affable, Immature Premieres
Marcelo Gomes returns to American ballet, but as a choreographer and with unconvincing results. Gemma Bond proved the most capable of dance poetry.

03/13/2018 04:53 PM
Michelle Dorrance to Make Dances for American Ballet Theater
The works, co-commissions with the Vail Dance Festival, include a piece d’occasion for the spring gala, a dance for Vail and a fall season work.