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Buy a $125 Million Island Compound Under an Hour From New York

If the Hamptons are the vacation playground for New York’s rich and famous, the North Shore of Long Island is the backyard for the city’s …

Business

Review: With ‘The Paris Opera,’ a Peek Behind the Curtain

The documentary “The Paris Opera” risks redundancy. After all, Frederick Wiseman, one of nonfiction cinema’s masters, already explored the institution’s ballet company in “La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet” (2009). “The Paris Opera,” which employs similar observational methods, demonstrates the …

The Arts

Robert Fairchild Says Goodbye to City Ballet With Balanchine and Roses

Robert Fairchild bid farewell to the New York City Ballet on Sunday afternoon in George Balanchine’s “Duo Concertant.” In a recent interview with The New York Times, Mr. Fairchild, 30, described the ballet as “tap dancing with ballet shoes, skimming like a stone on water.”<p>Mr. Fairchild, who retires …

Performing Arts

Dancing in Drag: All Male Ballet Redefines Gender Roles

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male dance troupe in New York, brings comedy and gender fluidity to the ballet world.

Entertainment

Upstate NY venue slashes NYC Ballet's residency to 1 week

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City Ballet's summer residency in Saratoga Springs is being shortened — again.<p>Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, told the Times Union of Albany on Sunday that the ballet's 2018 season at the upstate venue will be cut …

New York City Ballet

The Weinstein Scandal Pulls Back the Curtain on Sex Abuse at the Bolshoi

Modern Russia’s artists cannot remember a single famous sexual harassment lawsuit filed by an abused actress.<p>MOSCOW—For as long as anyone can remember, theater and movie directors, rich sponsors of art, dancing masters and acting coaches here in Russia have demanded sex from young actresses, …

Feminism

Les Vêpres Siciliennes review – an electrifying night at the Opéra

Royal Opera House, London Stefan Herheim’s take on Verdi is restless, lurid and saturated with the opulence of the 19th-century Parisian opera house to which the action is relocated<p>There is – to risk sounding obtuse – an awful lot of opera in Stefan Herheim’s take on Verdi’s Les Vêpres …

Royal Opera House

What the Hell Is Going On at the Pennsylvania Ballet?

Corella, right, and Ballet dancers Lillian DiPiazza and Sterling Baca. Corella courtesy of Vikki Sloviter; Le Corsaire courtesy of Alexander …

Performing Arts

PODCAST: Torn Between Two Passions? Choose Both

Listen to the full episode here:<p>If you think you can’t dance with international ballet companies and make physics breakthroughs at the same time, you haven’t met Merritt Moore, this week’s guest on <i>The Limit Does Not Exist</i>. Moore continually jumps from lab coats to leotards and tells us how she …

Performing Arts

This Zombie Ballet Stars Two Gay Leads

A pre-Halloween treat — this unusual ballet company merges the eternal work of Shakespeare with the undead.

Performing Arts

3 Things You’ll Love From Misty Copeland’s New Line of Workout Clothes

Ballerina extraordinaire (and our ultimate girl crush) Misty Copeland has teamed up with Under Armour to bring you her second foray in the world of …

Health

London’s Royal Opera and Ballet Will Kick Off International Screenings With The Magic Flute

Watch an exclusive clip of Sabine Devieilhe’s performance as the Queen of the Night.<p>A series of screenings from London’s Royal Opera House will bring …

Royal Opera House

Corella's three-hour 'Sleeping Beauty' enchants at the Academy of Music

Pennsylvania Ballet's new "Sleeping Beauty" is a glittering gem of crisp dancing, familiar music, and stunning tutus, tiaras, and singlets. But …

Performing Arts

Mipcom: ZDF Renews ‘Find Me in Paris’ for Second Season (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — German public broadcaster ZDF has re-upped for a second season of “Find Me in Paris,” a pioneering time-traveling ballerina series produced …

Performing Arts

Zachary Catazaro Promoted to New York City Ballet Principal

The Swan Lake dancer has been a soloist at NYCB since 2014.<p>New York City Ballet’s Zachary Catazaro has been promoted to principal dancer. Peter …

Performing Arts

Halloween Nutcrackers Are Apparently a Thing and We Love Them

Wait until you see the "Red Devil" one.<p>We thought it couldn't get any better than Halloween Christmas trees, but you can also break out the nutcrackers early this year. The traditional Christmas decoration is now available in Halloween-themed variations. After all, why should the winter holiday get …

Halloween

Mikhail Baryshnikov to perform in Toronto

Show One and Luminato are bringing the legendary ballet dancer to the Winter Garden Theatre in January with four poetic performances of …

Canadian News

Elisabeth Moss to Produce Documentary About Ballerina Tiler Peck

THE HANDMAID'S TALE actress Elisabeth Moss and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions are set to produce a new documentary about New York City Ballet's …

Elisabeth Moss

Trend to Try: The Best Head-to-Toe Navy Looks Under $100

Navy for fall? Groundbreaking (we know). But we’re not just talking about the standard, sedate navy sweater or pants. The navy that’s trending this …

Sarah Jessica Parker

Meet the Ballerina Who's Not Letting Her Height Get in the Way of Her Dancing

<i>At 5' 10.5", Sara Michelle Murawski stands taller than most people, let alone most ballerinas. As a student, Murawski was always told her height was</i> <i>a</i> …

Performing Arts

For Cal Ballet's Toshiro Abbley, once only a dream, now a reality

Throughout his career, dancer Toshiro Abbley has received a lot of advice.<p>Sometimes it was encouraging, but at other times, it was a slap of harsh …

Performing Arts

Fortysomethings Are the New Club Kids

Night spots tout after-dinner dancing, disco music and pricey booze to draw in older patrons<p>When Annabel Samimy, 47, agreed to visit a dance club with friends she wasn’t sure she could keep up with the 20-somethings. Luckily, she didn’t have to.<p>Retroclubnyc’s throwback theme—Long Island Iced Teas …

Performing Arts

California, MacArthur Foundation, World Cup: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>• “Zero percent contained.”</b><p>That’s how one official described the two largest fires in Northern California, which have consumed more than 52,000 acres in wine country. Blazes have stretched almost the …

News (U.S.)

Carolina Ballet takes on the haunted with ‘Sleepy Hollow’ debut

For Halloween, Carolina Ballet presents its version of Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” not only with Ichabod Crane and …

Performing Arts

At 83, Gene GeBauer still hoofing — and teaching tap, too

His story could be made into a Broadway musical.The year is 1958, and 24-year-old Gene GeBauer hitchhikes to New York City from Oregon in hopes of …

Denver

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Books

Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Red Shoes’: Lovely when focused on what he knows best

Sexism and mistreatment of women in the entertainment business: This enduring moral rot can take so many different forms. Bullies aren’t limited to tyrant movie moguls. They can also be manipulative ballet directors, like the fictional Boris Lermontov, whose desire to control his favorite …

Entertainment

The Incredible True Story of the Ballerina Who Became a Cookbook Author

Tanaquil Le Clercq was one of the greatest dancers of her generation until her career was cut short. 50 years ago, she published a cookbook that …

Dance

Sorry, I Can't Dance Tonight's Ballet! The Dog Ate My Pointe Shoes

Olivia Trevino, 12 years old, woke up on a Tuesday morning in May and screamed. Her new $125 pointe shoes were badly chewed.<p>The aspiring ballerina’s black Labrador ran off after hearing Olivia’s reaction, tail between his legs. “I had fallen asleep with my pointe shoes on my nightstand,” Olivia …

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The national tour of “An American in Paris,” now playing at downtown Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater, is dazzling.<p>Stunning dancing coupled with …

Salt Lake City