Newsletter – March 2016
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Center News & Event Highlights
Spring 2016 Fellows
We are happy to welcome our Spring 2016 Fellows, choreographer Melissa Barak, scholar Juliet Bellow, scholar Julia Foulkes, poet Emily Hoffman, journalist Gia Kourlas, artist Nick Mauss, scholar Avital Ronell, scholar Marsha Siefert, scholar Deborah Steiner, and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan to the Center. 
Pictured, left to right, Emily Hoffman, Nick Mauss, Deborah Steiner, Melissa Barak, Gia Kourlas, Juliet Bellow, Julia Foulkes, and Preeti Vasudevan. Not pictured: Marsha Siefert and Avital Ronell.
Open Class with Alonzo King

Thursday, March 31
6:00 PM
The Joan Weill Center for Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Join us for our inaugural Open Class, in which Alonzo King will teach members of LINES Ballet a full ballet technique class before an audience. The class will be followed by a Q&A session with King, led by Jennifer Homans.
Dancer Adji Cissoko from LINES' newest work: The Propelled Heart.  Photo Credit: RJ Muna.
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Alumni Fellow Updates
Joseph Horowitz (Fall '15) collaborated on Dvořák and America with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra on March 6 at the Washington Pavilion. Read more here.
Tarik O' Regan (Fall '15) composed sections of the score for the new ballet Mata Hari as part of his project at the Center. The Dutch National Ballet premiered the work on February 6 in Amsterdam.
Scott Wheeler's (Spring '15) new collaboration with poet Paul Muldoon will be featured on April 2 at the Tenri Cultural Center by the Brooklyn Art Song Society.
Advisory Council News
We are pleased to announce the addition of poet
Paul Muldoon 
to the Center's Advisory Council. At Princeton University, Mr. Muldoon is the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, Director of the Princeton Atelier, and Professor of Creative Writing.
Highlights from Past Events
On February 22, the Center for Ballet and the Arts co-hosted with NYU's China House

Ballet in China: From Swan Lake to "Red" Ballet

The Public Talk featured Mme. Ying Feng, Artistic Director, National Ballet of China and a demonstration by some of her dancers.

Advisory Council
Ulrich Baer
Elizabeth Diller
Oskar Eustis
William Forsythe
John Guare
Alma Guillermoprieto
Paul Holdengräber
Michael Ann Holly
Nicholas Hytner
Alonzo King
Reynold Levy
Lourdes Lopez
John Mauceri
Isaac Mizrahi
Mark Morris
Paul Muldoon
Catherine Oppenheimer
Avital Ronell
Simon Schama
Arlene Shuler
Ellen Sorrin
Alistair Spalding
Leon Wieseltier
Frederick Wiseman
Larry Wolff
Upcoming Events from the Center

Ballet and Tap Dancing: Oil and Water? the History of Attempts to Mix Ballet and Tap
A Talk on Ballet by Brian Seibert
May 9, 2016
16 Cooper Square
The Center for Ballet and the Arts

Upcoming Events from our Friends

Special Panel of Physical Theatre in the Arts
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 11, 2016

Click here to learn more

Contemporary Ballet: Exchanges, Connections, and Directions

A Society of Dance History Scholars Special Topics Conference
May 20 - 21, 2016

Click here to learn more.

To inquire about internship or volunteer opportunities please contact Kali Crandall at

Special thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their ongoing support. 
The Center for Ballet and the Arts is made possible by additional support from New York University. 
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