Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes on Ballet on Broadway. He talks about the climactic moment in Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance), reminds us about the ballet-within-a-play concept of Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and has a few stories about Jerome Robbins' reputation for being a strict task-master.
Doug Fullington (PNB's Audience Education Manager) introduces the three ballets included in Director's Choice: David Dawson's Empire Noir, William Forsythe's New Suite and Jessica Lang's Her Door to the Sky.
Doug Fullington (PNB's Audience Education Manager) discusses Jean-Christophe Maillot's Cendrillon. He talks about the evolution of full-length story ballets and the way Maillot's Cendrillon is different from your traditional Cinderella.
Doug Fullington talks about how we became the first company to perform Brief Fling music with a live orchestra, how the couples in Forgotten Land could be seen as the various stages of a relationship, and the amazing speed with which George Balanchine choreographed Stravinsky Violin Concerto, in honor of the death of Igor Stravinsky.