When George Balanchine said, “I don’t want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance,” he was speaking about members of the New York City Ballet. To join their ranks takes a tremendous amount of commitment, perseverance and training. For most of these dancers, the training begins at the School of American Ballet.

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NYC-ARTS News: May 17 through 24, 2012

Christina Ha starts the news off at the Gladstone Gallery with Anish Kapoor's new solo exhibition. Then we go "back to school" to visit Princeton's art museum. Plus, "The Caretaker" at BAM, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on Broadway, and more.



Curator’s Choice: “Starry Night”

Ann Temkin, the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, shares some insight on Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and talks about the artist's life when he painted it.



This Week at Lincoln Center: New York City Ballet

Conceived as a tribute to the silent film era in 2004, "Double Feature" is Susan Stromans' second work for the New York City Ballet. The piece is comprised of two works featuring 60 dancers. Up first is “The Blue Necklace,” an homage to 1920s ...



NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 17, 2012

NYC-ARTS goes behind the scenes as American Ballet Theatre performs its spring repertory and interviews some acclaimed dancers, then we get a curator's tour of Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night," and the latest arts news from Christina Ha.




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