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Work: Dances at a Gathering

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ComposerChopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeDance
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Music triumphs over tragedy: Marston’s moving The Cellist

Lauren Cuthbertson and Marcelino Sambé in The Cellist © ROH | Bill Cooper
In her first work for the Covent Garden main stage, based on the life of Jacqueline du Pré, choreographer Cathy Marston explores the profound bond between musician and instrument.
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NYCB's eclectic program worth the three hours

Harrison Ball in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes © Erin Baiano
The ending of Stars and Stripesis a sure-fire applause machine. The lowering of the flag while all the regiments march and salute onstage is so corny that only Balanchine could have choreographed it with a straight face. And yet it worked in 1958 and it works in 2019. 
*****
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All Robbins at NYCB

When de Luz reached down and laid his hand on the floor in the final Nocturne, it suggested to me that, on this night and with these dancers, the stage was sacred ground.
****1
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NYCB: Masters at work

Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine's Firebird © Paul Kolnik
Dances at a Gathering is a ballet that we never get tired of because it speaks to enduring truths and its pull of nostalgia only gets stronger as the years pass.
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Double Robbins at NYCB

An all Robbins program at New York City Ballet is one of my favorite things.
****1
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