Posts Tagged "Alastair Macaulay"

(277) The dance world’s reaction to the Russian-Ukraine war with Alastair Macaulay

Posted by on 03.23.2022

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(263) Alastair Macaulay on ‘The Nutcracker’

Posted by on 12.07.2021

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(201) Alastair Macaulay

Posted by on 09.14.2020

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(120) Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa

Posted by on 12.17.2018

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Alastair-on-Petipa.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by the chief dance critic of the New York Times, and one of our most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair, an expert on dance history, has previously guided us through histories of Balanchine’s classic ballet ‘Serenade’ and the work of Frederic Ashton. This week he delves into the true history of one of ballet’s most revered choreographers, Marius Petipa. We take a look at what works...

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BONUS: Alastair Macaulay on his departure from the New York Times

Posted by on 09.21.2018

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Alastair-Macaulay-NYT.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are bringing you a┬áspecial bonus episode, with one of of most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Today, Alastair has announced his decision to step down from his post as chief dance critic of the New York Times. In his years writing for the Times, Alastair’s reviews became events unto themselves, illuminating the performances he saw for many avid readers. Today we talk to Alastair about the artists whose...

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