Photographer Caitlin Kakigi has kindly allowed me to use some of her photographs from the Vail International Dance Festival where - it seems - several dancers I love are all in the same place at the same time. Above, New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck prepares Robbins' OTHER DANCES with Joaquin de Luz.
Idols: two of the greatest dancers I ever saw onstage: Peter Boal, now the director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Damian Woetzel who heads the Vail International Dance Festival. Both men are former principals of New York City Ballet.
In class, Pacific Northwest's principal ballerina Carla Korbes, with NYCB's Robert Fairchild far right.
West Coast meets East Coast: Carla and Robbie.
Sarah Ricard Orza, PNB soloist in class.
Seth Orza of PNB was recently promoted to principal.
Ariana Lallone and Carla Korbes of PNB rehearsing SERENADE. This picture is just gorgeous!
Carla Korbes and Olivier Wevers of PNB rehearsing SERENADE.
Sokvannara Sar is also at Vail, dancing in a piece by Larry Keigwin.
More of Caitlin Kakigi's Vail images here; I can't wait to see her photos of the Paul Taylor Dance Company!