First Rehearsal with the Orchestra

First rehearsal with the orchestra! This is really happening!!!! #sitzprobe #inspired #LittleDancerDC Enjoying my first sitzprobe with Boyd Gaines (Degas), Rebecca Luker (Older Marie) and Karen Ziemba (My mother, Martine). Definitely in good company!!! The amazing musical director David Loud introducing the orchestra to us

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the world-premiere production of Little Dancer. Set in the harsh backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, the new musical is a fictionalized look at the life of the young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world. Here, the cast (including Rebecca Luker as Adult Marie van Goethem, New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck as Young Marie van Goethem and Boyd Gaines as Edgar Degas) runs through four of the show’s Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen…

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The cast and creative team behind Little Dancer, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Click below for interviews with the company and four performance previews! Excerpts were performed by four-time Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines, three-time Tony Award-nominee Rebecca Luker, New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, and Kyle Harris. Inspired by the obscure ballerina who posed for the famed Edgar Degas sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1879-81), this new musical follows the young dancer Marie Van Goethem as she struggles in the Paris Opera…

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From Dance Magazine – Catch a Preview of Tiler Peck’s New Musical

Works & Process at the Guggenheim will host a live stream featuring excerpts from the new musical Little Dancer. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and starring Tiler Peck, the musical tells the story of the ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Tune in here on October 5 at 7:30 pm to catch a preview of the show, which opens at the Kennedy Center this month. - Dance Magazine

Inspiration of the Day

Picture and inspiration of the day a Degas sketch.