(105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting

Posted by on 09.04.2018

This week, Rebecca & Michael sit down to discuss this past summer, what we are up to in the coming months, and to discuss the New York City Ballet Artistic Director job description.  Here is the New York Times article by Michael Cooper which we reference.

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We recorded this episode before the devastating news came last week that the dance world lost two greats: Paul Taylor and Peter Frame.  We did not feel it appropriate to publish this week’s episode without mentioning these two who impacted dance on a grand scale and who also impacted our careers directly.

Firstly, we never met Paul Taylor, but we both had the great pleasure of dancing quite a few of his works.  These works offered up some of our most memorable and challenging onstage moments.  We felt as if we got to know Paul through his dances and through his repetiteurs who staged the ballets on us.  We will always treasure the memories of dancing these works.

As for Peter Frame, Rebecca only had a short experience with him when he came to Miami City Ballet to share his solo for ‘Episodes’ that Paul Taylor created on him.  Michael had the pleasure of being his student. Whether you knew him just a short time, or came in contact with him on a regular basis, it was clear to everyone that Peter was a truly selfless, humble, beautiful human being.  He truly wanted to bring joy to any person he touched.  His legacy will live on through the audiences who watched him dance, and the students whom he mentored.
Rest in Peace Paul Taylor and Peter Frame.

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