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Violette

In this video, the divine Violette Verdy (and a very fine Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux) dance Sonatine, a pas de deux made for them by Balanchine on the occasion of the 1974 Ravel festival. Her musicality, and sense of style, are astonishing.

Edward Villella, Unplugged

Edward Villella at a café in his new 'hood, Hamilton Heights. Photo by yours truly.
Edward Villella at a café in his new ‘hood, Hamilton Heights. Photo by yours truly.

Edward Villella is back in town, unbowed by his Miami City Ballet experience and ready to begin the next chapter of his life. I sat down with him recently at a café around the corner from his Hamilton Heights brownstone to talk about his life in dance, Balanchine, his experiences in Miami, and his plans for the future. You can read the interview here, in DanceTabs.