NYCB and YouTube: Perfect Partners!

February 21, 2008

Ballet fans take note. If you haven’t already, head straight to
NYCB’s YouTube channel
. There you’ll find videos rich in exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Learn about the winter season, get Peter Martins’ take on the rep, and enjoy rarely seen clips of ballets like Balanchine’s Square Dance, Martins’ Romeo + Juliet and Wheeldon’s The Nightingale and the Rose. You can even be a fly on the wall during rehearsal for Jerome Robbins’ Four Seasons.

Want to know more about Prodigal Son, Square Dance, Tarantella and Bugaku? Balanchine buffs prepare to flip. Inside info is sprinkled throughout the videos. Catch up on the company with interviews of dancers and choreographers including Robert Fairchild, Maria Kowroski, Wendy Whelan, Christopher Wheeldon, and guest choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti.

As if the videos weren’t reason enough to visit the channel, you can quickly click over to pages that feature dancer bios, company history, and easy ways to order tickets. Right now there are 20 videos to enjoy, but more will be added in the coming months.