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January 30, 2011 | By Victoria Looseleaf, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With Darren Aronofsky's Oscar-nominated ballet thriller, "Black Swan," lasering in on rail-thin physical perfection (as well as molting hangnails, shattering toenails and lesbian lovemaking), coupled with the firestorm created by New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay's sniping that ballerina Jenifer Ringer looked as if she'd "eaten one sugar plum too many" in a recent "Nutcracker" performance, the notion of body fascism ? placing a value on one's physical appearance ? is flaming on today's cultural radar.
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January 30, 2011 | By Victoria Looseleaf, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With Darren Aronofsky's Oscar-nominated ballet thriller, "Black Swan," lasering in on rail-thin physical perfection (as well as molting hangnails, shattering toenails and lesbian lovemaking), coupled with the firestorm created by New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay's sniping that ballerina Jenifer Ringer looked as if she'd "eaten one sugar plum too many" in a recent "Nutcracker" performance, the notion of body fascism ? placing a value on one's physical appearance ? is flaming on today's cultural radar.
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October 18, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL
Tiny and vivacious, New York City Ballet principal Nichol Hlinka brought the company's "Sleeping Beauty" a sense of childlike wonder with her performance as Aurora, Saturday afternoon at the Arts Center. Looking sweetly bedazzled throughout the Rose Adagio, she made its technical rigors seem opportunities rather than challenges, dispatching the fearsome balances-in-extension with no hint of strain.
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February 21, 2014 | By David Ng
The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles will be partnering with the L.A. Dance Project to create a new program designed to train young dancers between the ages of 14 and 19. The newly announced Colburn Dance Academy, which is scheduled to launch this fall, will be a program offering dance instruction and education with an emphasis on ballet technique. Jenifer Ringer, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who retired from the company earlier this month, will lead the new academy.
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October 4, 2004 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
New York City Ballet brought two new works that already looked old to the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Friday. Ironically, to close the evening, the company danced an old work that looked perennially new. To top it off, that work showcased one astonishing debut. Christopher Wheeldon's "Polyphonia," created in 2000 as part of the company's Diamond Project, was the first of two dances getting Southern California premieres.
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October 3, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
"This is Belmont!" Peter Martins said, laughing. The New York City Ballet's master-in-chief was comparing his company to a stable of racehorses, the same way he did when they appeared in Costa Mesa four years ago. Actually, it was George Balanchine--founder of the NYCB--who originated the comparison, said the Danish-born Martins (devastatingly handsome in black tie). "Racehorses are very strong animals with fine, slender legs and small ankles. One misstep, and it's over!"
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October 9, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Choreographer Jerome Robbins has been the forgotten man in the ongoing New York City Ballet visit to Southern California, not only inevitably overshadowed by the celebrations of George Balanchine's centennial but also yielding the stage to dance-makers Christopher Wheeldon and Peter Martins with far less justification.
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October 11, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
New York City Ballet closed its two-venue Southland visit over the weekend with performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion that balanced the familiar mastery of early and late works by George Balanchine with the novelty of a recent, splashy kiddie-ballet by resident company choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
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June 4, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Set your VCR. In 90% of PBS markets, the latest "Live From Lincoln Center" was shown last Thursday in prime time. But an overcrowded schedule led KCET to delay airing this three-hour cavalcade of contemporary ballet until 11 p.m. tonight. That's right: Final curtain calls at nearly 2 a.m. on a weeknight--and no repeat. Titled "New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography," the telecast honors an ongoing series that has commissioned 40 works by 23 choreographers.
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October 8, 2004 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
George Balanchine choreographed ballets for some of the greatest international stars but also for unknowns who suddenly looked like stars when he exalted and extended the best/deepest/most individual dancing they could offer.
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October 10, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
If George Balanchine's heirs suddenly withdrew his choreography, what exactly would be the interest and importance of New York City Ballet? The question isn't entirely hypothetical, since a 20-member company billed as Principal Dancers of New York City Ballet presented three programs over the weekend at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts without including a single Balanchine work.
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