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 Post subject: Christopher Wheeldon - Resident Choreographer at New Yor
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2001 9:49 am 
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<BR>Press release dated May 1, 2001 from New York City Ballet:<P><B>CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON NAMED RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER FOR NEW YORK CITY BALLET</B><P>Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet, announced today that Christopher Wheeldon has been appointed to the post of Resident Choreographer for New York City Ballet, beginning with the 2001/2002 season. In making the appointment, Mr. Martins noted that the arrangement is very much in keeping with New York City Ballet's long tradition of encouraging new choreography. "This position will provide Chris with an ongoing relationship with New York City Ballet, and provide a wonderful opportunity for our dancers and audiences alike," said Mr. Martins.<P>Referring to his new appointment Mr. Wheeldon said, "New York City Ballet is home for me now. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue to make ballets for the company I admire and love."<P>Although New York City Ballet has, throughout its history, invited many choreographers to create here on a regular basis, Mr. Wheeldon will be the first choreographer to hold the title Resident Choreographer with the Company.<P>Mr. Wheeldon is currently completing his tenure as New York City Ballet's first-ever Artist in Residence, a year-long residency program initiated during the Company's 2000/2001 season. As part of this residency Mr. Wheeldon has created two ballets for NYCB. The first, Polyphonia, premiered during the winter repertory season, and the second, Variations Sérieuses, will premiere at the Company's Spring Gala on Thursday, May 10.<P>A native of England, Mr. Wheeldon trained at The Royal Ballet School and began his dance career with The Royal Ballet in 1991. In 1993 he was invited to join New York City Ballet's corps de ballet, and was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1998. Last spring, Mr. Wheeldon retired from dancing to devote himself to choreography full time. <P>In addition to his work with New York City Ballet, Mr. Wheeldon has also created ballets for Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and The Royal Ballet and School, among others. In addition, Mr. Wheeldon choreographed ballet sequences for the feature film Center Stage, and will choreograph the stage version of The Sweet Smell of Success, which is scheduled to open on Broadway in 2002.<P>New York City Ballet's 2001 spring season opens on Tuesday, May 1 and continues through July 1 at the New York State Theater.<P><BR>


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2001 12:44 am 
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<B>Parody en pointe</B> <P><BR>By ELLEN DUNKEL previews a new piece by Christopher Wheeldon in The Record<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Artists can be temperamental, as anyone who has ever read a gossip column well knows. Ballet dancers are no different, but their antics are less publicized.<P>Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, artist in residence at New York City Ballet, is bringing some of these antics to the forefront in his new ballet, "Variations Serieuses."<P>The piece, he says, focuses on "the problems we encounter in a daily rehearsal." The dancers are "all caricatures of how we behave in the studio."<P>The result is a ballet in three parts. The first is a rehearsal. The second prepares the stage for the performance. And finally, there's the performance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.bergen.com:80/previews/nyc04200105043.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A> <BR>


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2001 2:39 am 
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<B>THE RIGHT STEPS</B><P>How to become a choreographer, after Balanchine. <P>JOAN ACOCELLA for The New Yorker looks at the work of Christopher Wheeldon<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Even when George Balanchine was still alive, people wondered why he seemed to have bred no successors. Since his death, in 1983, they have been wondering harder. In a recent article in Ballet Review, Jeffrey Edwards, a former New York City Ballet dancer, proposed an answer. To work for Balanchine, he said, was to absorb his style to the point where it became automatic. This was good if you wanted to perform his ballets, less good if you wanted to choreograph your own.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.newyorker.com/THE_CRITICS/ON_TELEVISION/" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2001 9:12 pm 
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An article from Time Magazine:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Thinking on (and with) his Feet to Create Magic <BR>Christopher Wheeldon is shaking up classical ballet<P>JENNIE JAMES, Time<P>Choreographing a ballet may be all about grand vision, but for Christopher Wheeldon, it's also very much a step-by-step process. Rather than sticking to a preordained plan into which his performers must obediently slot, the ginger-blond Briton, 28, who last month was appointed the New York City Ballet's first resident choreographer, first tries to get to know the dancers with whom he is working. He then constructs a piece designed to let both his choreography and their abilities shine through.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.time.com/time/europe/2001/summerculture/dance/wheeldon.html target=_blank>More</a>


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