Tag Archive for: New York City Ballet

On Their Toes: The Joffrey Ballet Offers Tips on Grace and Poise to Staffers at JW Marriott

Hotels and dance. They happen to be two of my favorite interests, but they aren’t obvious partners. So cheers to JW Marriott for looking to the Joffrey Ballet to inspire its ground troops in matters of grace and poise.

Sometime over the summer Chicago’s elite dance company created a series of training videos for JW Marriott staffers. The JW Marriott in Chicago, hometown to the Joffrey and the idea, got first dibs on the videos. Read more

A Touching, Dawn-of-the-Day-After-9/11 Dance Tribute from New York City Ballet

Maria Kowrowski and Ask le Cour in "After the Ran."

Maria Kowroski and Ask le Cour in “After the Ran.”

Like most New Yorkers, I’ve dreaded the arrival of September 11 every year since 2001. I don’t think it will ever cease to be a heartbreaking day, nor do I think it should.

Every year, it seems, brings a new memorial. A beauty arrived on Youtube this morning at dawn in the form of a pas de deux danced on the 57th floor terrace of Four World Trade Center in the shadow of Freedom Tower. Read more