New York City Ballet

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

05/23/2017 11:52 PM
Review: In ‘Restless Creature,’ Wendy Whelan Dances Against the Clock
A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.

05/23/2017 11:21 PM
Wendy Whelan: The First Time I Danced a Balanchine Ballet (the Day He Died)
The former City Ballet principal recalls learning of the choreographer’s death, and longing to nurture a sense of connection with him.

05/23/2017 12:49 AM
Ballet After Balanchine: 3 Choreographers Lead the Way
The New York City Ballet has become the world’s main source of important ballet choreography thanks to work by three big talents.

05/16/2017 12:08 AM
No More Gang Rape Scenes in Ballets, Please
Violence against women is pervasive in contemporary works of ballet. Enough is enough: It’s time to give women as much power and agency as men.

05/15/2017 12:55 AM
Review: Justin Peck’s ‘Decalogue’ Pushes Into New Ballet Forms
Mr. Peck’s latest creation, scored by Sufjan Stevens, seems to be coolly composing a new grammar, and with some largeness of spirit.

05/10/2017 10:04 PM
Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers
Ms. Isaacs has stepped into Robert Fairchild’s role in Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing” — a rare instance of gender-blind casting at City Ballet.

05/06/2017 12:12 AM
For the Couples in This Alexei Ratmansky Ballet, Love Is Not Enough
Our critic calls “Odessa,” Mr. Ratmansky’s new piece for New York City Ballet, “peculiar and marvelous.”

05/04/2017 11:22 PM
Finding Peace in a Swirl of Color
Ashley Bouder’s dancing at New York City Ballet is bold and full of technical wizardry; some of her artwork reflects that.

04/28/2017 11:34 PM
New York City Ballet: A Story in Three Choreographers
The company’s Here/Now Festival begins with programs focusing on the work of Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck.

04/20/2017 06:33 PM
A Conversation With 3 Choreographers Who Reinvigorated Ballet
Alexei Ratmansky, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon, who have infused classical ballet with energy and excitement, talk about their art and craft.