Category: who cares?

Jayne Smeulders in Who Cares? (West Australian…

Jayne Smeulders in Who Cares? (West Australian Ballet, 2015)

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild in Who Cares? …

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild in Who Cares? (NYCB, 2016)

Abigail Boyle in Who Cares? (RNZB, 2012)

Abigail Boyle in Who Cares? (RNZB, 2012)

Gillian Murphy and Paul Mathews in Who Cares? …

Gillian Murphy and Paul Mathews in Who Cares? (RNZB, 2012)

Jayne Smeulders backstage during Who Cares? (W…

Jayne Smeulders backstage during Who Cares? (West Australian Ballet, 2015)

Alessio Scognamiglio backstage during Who Care…

Alessio Scognamiglio backstage during Who Cares? (West Australian Ballet, 2015)

Who Cares? (West Australian Ballet, 2015)

Who Cares? (West Australian Ballet, 2015)

Sterling Hyltin and Amar Ramasar in Who Cares?…

Sterling Hyltin and Amar Ramasar in Who Cares? (NYCB, 2013)

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Death of a dancer: Karin von Aroldingen (1941-…

Death of a dancer: Karin von Aroldingen (1941-2018):

I made my acquaintance with Balanchine & NYCB starting in 1977,
so those late 70s/early 80s years of the company’s performances were
life-changing for me. Her performances remain iconic for me in
many roles. The wealth of important, enduring Balanchine roles she
created is astonishing, and she also put an indelible stamp (for me) on
Prodigal Son, Serenade, Emeralds (the “walking duet”), Titania in MSND,
and many more.

I remember how thrilled I was when I got to interview her for a Ballet News feature article shortly before she retired form the stage, in 1984.

Over the years, I spotted her in the NY State Theater lobby,
and always was happy to see she was there to keep an eye on the
Balanchine repertory. It’s wonderful that several decades’ worth of NYCB
dancers had her presence and coaching to guide them, and that she
recorded several of the archival preservation videos for the Balanchine
Trust. Very sad that now it has all ended.