Pictures at an Exhibition (2016-2017 Season)

June 3, 2017

Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes on the last rep of our season, Pictures at an Exhibition. George Balanchine choreographed La Source to help push an upcoming dancer (John Clifford) to his highest potential, Jerome Robbins choreographed Opus 19/The Dreamer on Mikhail Baryshnikov during the year he was a dancer at New York City Ballet, and we learn why Alexei Ratmansky chose Wassily Kandinsky's work as the backdrop for Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Q&A with Wendy Whelan

June 2, 2017

Peter Boal does a Q&A with Wendy Whelan, chatting about her first staging experience (with Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition), her new documentary Restless Creature, and how she was recently published in The New York Times writing about her first time dancing a Balanchine ballet (which coincidentally was the same day he died).

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Ballet on Broadway (2016-2017 Season)

April 17, 2017

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.

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Director’s Choice (2016-2017 Season)

March 18, 2017

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.

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Cendrillon (2016-2017 Season)

February 11, 2017

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.

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Brief Fling (2016-2017 Season)

November 7, 2016

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.

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Tricolore (2016-2017 Season)

October 10, 2016

Audience Education Manager, Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes of Tricolore (Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements, Appassionata and George Balanchine's Symphony in C).

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American Stories (2015-2016 Season)

October 5, 2016
Audience Education Manager, Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes of American Stories (George Balanchine's Square Dance, Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free and Twyla Tharp's Waiting at the Station).
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Coppélia (2015-2016 Season)

October 5, 2016
Audience Education Manager, Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes of George Balanchine's Coppélia.
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Director’s Choice (2015-2016 Season)

October 5, 2016
Audience Education Manager, Doug Fullington takes us behind the scenes of Director's Choice (Justin Peck's Year of the Rabbit, Alejandro Cerrudo's Little mortal jump, and Paul Gibson's Rush).
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