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|Frances Chung, San Francisco Ballet|
|Celine Gittens, Birmingham Royal Ballet|
An Evening with Alexei Ratmansky and Myles ThatcherTHURS, APRIL 30 | 6 PMClassical ballet is not frozen in the past but is a living, evolving art – this conviction provided a shared faith for mentor Alexei Ratmansky and protégé Myles Thatcher. After working together through Rolex’s Mentor and Protege program, Ratmansky and Thatcher come to the Library to talk about the living art of dance.An Introduction to the George Balanchine Foundation Video ArchivesTHURS, MAY 21 | 6 PMFor 20 years, the George Balanchine Foundation’s Interpreters Archive has recorded the creators of important Balanchine roles, as they teach and coach the roles with dancers today. Join us for a celebration of the Balanchine Foundation "Interpreters Archive," with rarely seen clips of coaching sessions, and testimonials from great dancers, past and present.Willa Kim: Made in New YorkTHURS, JUNE 4 | 6 PMBobbi Owen, curator of the Library's new exhibition The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers, presents a close examination of Willa Kim’s costumes in motion. See Kim’s innovative designs captured in performance footage from Will Rogers Follies, Elliot Feld’s Variations on America and Paper Tiger, plus other works preserved in the Library’s theatre and dance moving image archives.The NYPL Dance Division and the Queer QuotientTHURS, JUNE 25 | 6 PMHow is dance history a form of queer history? In what ways is the Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts an archive of LGBTQIA+ lives and experiences? In connection with Pride Month at NYPL, dance scholar Paul A. Scolieri explores responses to the above questions focusing on the research for his recent biography of Ted Shawn.