The Leonard Lopate Show

The Leonard Lopate Show

  • Dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov on Creating an Academy of Classical Ballet

    Apr 16, 2014 | 34 min
    Legendary ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, Michael Chernov, talk about creating The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. They discuss ballet’s role in the city’s culture, the history of classical ballet, how they came together, and their own individual paths in dance. Their new production of “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented in mid-May at the Schimmel Center at Pace University and their new summer camp begins at the end of June.
  • MoMA Director Glenn Lowry

    Apr 16, 2014 | 17 min
    Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, explains what goes on behind-the-scenes to organize major exhibitions, such as the current “Gauguin Metamorphoses” show, the museum’s transformation over the past two decades, and MoMA’s place in the cultural landscape in New York and around the world.
  • Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Dancing in the New York City Ballet

    Apr 16, 2014 | 31 min
    Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns, principal dancers with the New York City Ballet, talk about their careers as dancers, and the demands and rewards of dancing in the NYCB.
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, a Novel by Anthony Marra

    Apr 16, 2014 | 18 min
    Anthony Marra discusses his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. It’s set in Chechnya and explores the transcendent power of love in wartime.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker Guest Hosts

    Apr 15, 2014 | 34 min
    Sarah Jessica Parker fills in again for Leonard Lopate. World-famous ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, Michael Chernov, talk about the history of classical ballet and about launching the Gelsey Kirkland Conservatory of Classical Ballet. Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns tell us what it’s like to be principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. Anthony Marra discusses his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. And Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, describes what goes into MoMA’s major shows and talks about the future of museums. s

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