Ballet Greats in Your Living Room

Want to sit down with Peter Boal, Alexei Ratmansky and Nikolai Hübbe? Okay, maybe you can't bring them into your living room in person. But you can stream their chats at Guggenheim's Works & Process live on your computer. Here are three dates every bunhead should mark on the calendar.

 

September 9 at 7:30 pm EST: Balanchine by Way of Seattle

Watch Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Maria Chapman, Carla Körbes, Seth Orza and Lesley Rausch dance excerpts of George Balanchine’s Apollo, Agon, The Four Temperaments and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Artistic director Peter Boal will talk about his personal experiences dancing Apollo.

 

September 30 at 7:30 pm EST: Ratmansky Mania

American Ballet Theatre dancers will perform selections of ballets by company artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky, who will be on hand to discuss his career and creative process with members of ABT's artistic staff.

 

October 21 at 7:30 pm EST: A New Bayadére

Catch a glimpse of the Royal Danish Ballet's new La Bayadére by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe. The dancers will perform excerpts, Hübbe will share his staging ideas and members of the creative team (including stage designer Richard Hudson) will discuss the process of bringing the ballet to life on stage.

 

See them all at ustream.tv/worksandprocess.