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Gymspiration: What Drives Principal Lillian DiPiazza's Workouts

Lillian DiPiazza knows how to prioritize. This May, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in urban studies, having squeezed …

Exercise

Why Pina Was an Inspiration Like No Other

In 1984, New York was introduced to a choreographer who would influence generations of dance artists: Pina Bausch. Tanztheater Wuppertal stunned …

Beginner’s Guide to Writing Confessions

Those who are avid readers of my blogs already know that I’m a huge advocate of writing for healing when used in conjunction with talk therapy. …

Watch Isabella Boylston Hilariously Put a Refinery29 Editor Through Ballet Boot Camp

To be honest, we never tire of watching non-dancers tackle a day in the life of the pros. From athletes to average Joes, these videos always give us …

Meet the Ballerina Who's Also a Quantum Physicist

Merritt Moore is a ballerina who just so happens to be graduating from Oxford University with a PhD in quantum physics. Is she even human? The jury …

Oxford University

Paris Review - Jack Kerouac, The Art of Fiction No. 41

Interviewed by Ted Berrigan<p>Issue 43, Summer 1968<p>Jack Kerouac, ca. 1956. Photograph by Tom Palumbo<p>The Kerouacs have no telephone. Ted Berrigan had contacted Kerouac some months earlier and had persuaded him to do the interview. When he felt the time had come for their meeting to take place, he …

The Doors Issue Cease-and-Desist Letter to Jenners Over T-Shirts

The Doors have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Kendall and Kylie Jenner over the pair’s controversial new line of T-shirts featuring the pair’s …

The Challenge Faced by High-Quality Literary Journals

Over the last year, I have consulted with a range of literary journals at very different stages of development. Here’s a description of three of …

Creative Writing

Why Dancers' Skills Are More Valuable Than Ever

It's not uncommon to hear dancers planning for their "second act": what they will do after their performance career ends. Wrapped into this term is …

Artificial Intelligence

Have we been taught poetry all wrong?

“I have a confession to make: I don’t really understand poetry.”<p>So goes the opening line of poet Matthew Zapruder’s forthcoming book “Why Poetry,” …

Literature

On Ekphrastics

<i>by Gerry LaFemina</i><p>For the last few years, I’ve been working with the Italian photographer Leila Myftija, writing poems in dialogue with her …

Inside Lillian DiPiazza's Dance Bag

Pennsylvania Ballet principal Lillian DiPiazza is all about efficiency: Her head-to-toe routine is chock-full of dancer-friendly hacks. For instance, …

Performing Arts

Christopher Childers - Translations from Propertius

<b>Christopher Childers – Translations from Propertius</b><p><b>1.2</b><p>Why step out, love, with labyrinthine hair,<br>swishing your Coan silks, light as the air,<br>or oil …

War

9 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)

Often people tell me they are too old to become a writer. Sometimes these people are in their thirties or forties, sometimes they are in their …

Why Soviet-Era Vaganova Method Still Guides Ballerinas Today

Giuseppina Bozzacchi as Swanhilde in “Coppelia.” Paris, 1870<p>Who was Agrippina Vaganova?<p>Agrippina Vaganova graduated from the Imperial Ballet School …

Travel Guides

UNP Spring 2017 E-Newsletter

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Watch Beauty Unfiltered | Produced with Walgreens | Beauty Lessons We Can All Learn From Ballet Dancer Isabella Boylston | SELF Video | CNE

Beauty Lessons We Can All Learn From Ballet Dancer Isabella Boylston<p>Isabella Boylston, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, shares her …

7 Contemporary Poets That Will Restore Your Faith in Poetry

Post Views: 211<p>Everyone had that one teacher in high school who was way too excited about Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost, and made you analyze every …

Coming Soon

Too-tall ballerina finds a new job with a company that highlights diversity

Sara Michelle Murawski, the ballerina fired from the Pennsylvania Ballet in December because she was too tall, has been hired by a new company -- one …

Ballet

30 Athletes Who Inspired Us This Year

In 2017, Capezio is commemorating its 130th anniversary. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a list of 30 Capezio Athletes who continue to push the dance …

Ballet

A portrait of imperfection and insecurity – VikTory

Since the young age of 3 I took ballet classes in my small hometown Gumpoldskirchen, back in Austria.<p>I never had the goal to “be a ballerina” all I …

Ballet

When Your Collaborators Actually Live in a Different City

For artists working outside of cities with well-established arts scenes, the lack of a creative community can be disheartening. To combat that, …

Dance

Calls For Submissions

Dancer Isabella Boylston's incredible leg exercise will make your jaw drop

By now I think pretty much everyone knows that ballerinas are athletes. However, if anyone still has a friend or a weird uncle that has somehow yet …

About

Karolina Kuras is a Toronto based ballet and portrait photographer, creator of The Company Project and photographer with the National Ballet of …

Ballet

No. 1: The half-marathon-running dog

During the end of the 2015 football season, a Philadelphia Eagles fan commented online that his team had "played like they were wearing tutus!!!" He …

Intimate Photos Take You Inside The Bedrooms Of NYC’s Ballerinas

Take a peek at where dancers live across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey.<p>Onstage, ballerinas are focused and poised, translating an explosive amount of energy and emotion into perfectly crafted characters and movements. At home, in their bedrooms, things are a little different.<p>For the …