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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

The Rosin Box with Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz

The Rosin Box gives you the opportunity to listen in on candid conversations with members of the New York City Ballet. Hosted by NYCB Soloist Aarón Sanz and recently retired Soloist Claire Kretzschmar, these episodes take you behind-the-scenes, offering you exclusive insight into the lives of the Company’s dancers.

New Combinations with Wendy Whelan

During our performance season, New York City Ballet showcases recent works from some of the most influential choreographers working today. Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan hosts the New Combinations episodes, where she talks to the choreographers and other artists behind the unique new works premiering this season at New York City Ballet.

Hear the Dance 

Explore our expansive repertory, from the earliest Balanchine works to more recent classics, with an insider’s take on the Company’s rich history with Hear the Dance. Taking on a new ballet each episode, the host is joined by many key players, from original cast members to ballet masters to current NYCB dancers, who share their personal experiences performing and coaching works from our illustrious repertory.

See the Music with Andrew Litton

In See the Music, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton takes us off the stage and into the orchestra pit, giving listeners an in-depth look at the scores from some of our most notable ballets, featuring discussions with both orchestra members and commissioned composers.

Feb 10, 2020

This episode of City Ballet The Podcast is the first ever Hear the Dance recorded live from a recent Inside NYCB presentation hosted by Silas Farley on the uniquely fruitful collaboration between George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky. Silas is joined on stage by Company members and musicians from the NYCB Orchestra for demonstrations of excerpts from the Stravinsky/Balanchine partnership, as well as conductor Clotilde Otranto and Kay Mazzo, Chairman of the Faculty School of American Ballet and a former NYCB principal dancer, to discuss the music and choreography of the two titans’ careers. (56:06)

Reading List for Hear the Dance Live: Stravinsky & Balanchine

Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention by Charles M. Joseph
Stravinsky’s Ballets by Charles M. Joseph
Stravinsky Inside Out by Charles M. Joseph
An Autobiography by Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky: A Creative Spring: Russia and France, 1882-1934 by Stephen Walsh
Stravinsky: The Second Exile: France and America, 1934-1971 by Stephen Walsh
Stravinsky: Chronicle of a Friendship by Robert Craft
Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories by Robert Craft
The Stravinsky Festival of The New York City Ballet by Nancy Goldner
Holding on to the Air by Suzanne Farrell with Toni Bentley



Apollo (1928) by Igor Stravinsky
Danses Concertantes (1942) by Igor Stravinsky
Agon (1957) by Igor Stravinsky
Firebird (1910) by Igor Stravinsky
Violin Concerto in D (1931) by Igor Stravinsky
Duo Concertant (1932) by Igor Stravinsky