Ballet

One of the most famous Russians was a gay man, but the country refuses to admit it

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, often referred to as Peter Tchaikovsky, is among Russia’s greatest cultural exports.<p>He composed Swan Lake, The Nutcracker …

LGBTQ

Ballet program revives a love for dancing, stretches limbs in senior home | Miami Herald

More than a dozen men and women sit in chairs spread in front of a stage in a bright room.<p>Many are chattering. Others sit quietly.<p>Then ballet …

Performing Arts

“Anyone can do it, I promise you!”: meet the BBC’s astronaut-ballerina

Why science needs to be more open to women, minorities - and ballet.<p>Whether dancing on stage with the English National Ballet or conducting an …

Performing Arts

Ballet teacher Lilette Rohe, a link to Russian greats, dead at 95

Lilette Rohe, who taught for more than 40 years at the Lilette Rohe School of Ballet in Evanston, was one of the last remaining links to the great …

New York City Ballet

Feet First

American Ballet Theatre’s <b>Misty Copeland</b> made history when she was named the company’s first black female principal dancer, but that’s just the tip of …

Boston

Big break for Altrincham ballet dancer

THE National Youth Ballet of Great Britain has selected a student from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls to join the cast in their 30th Anniversary …

Manchester

Serebrennikov's arrest is another step in the erosion of Russia's cultural freedom

The detained director is widely known for challenging more conservative forms of theatre.<p>“The play opens amid scenery which has already become, it …

Russia

Review: Story-challenged ‘Leap!’ makes a bad landing

The animated feature “Leap!” pirouettes onto screens this weekend, hoping to snag the attention of young audiences during the dog days of summer.<p>The …

Carly Rae Jepsen

A Decade of Singapore Night Festival

Initiated in 2008 to enliven the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct with nighttime lights and performances, the first edition of Singapore Night Festival was …

Swan Lake

How Princess Diana's sons will mark her death

Prince William and Prince Harry will make a special visit to the Kensington Palace memorial sunken garden to pay tribute to their late mother …

Royal Family

Sézane to Open New York Store, Launch Benjamin Millepied Capsule

The cult French brand is to launch a collaboration with Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project as it prepares to open its first international outpost during New York Fashion Week.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — Sézane — the cult label that was France's first online fashion brand — has teamed up with …

Fashion Week

Local dancer accepted into prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet program

When Quintin Cianci was 9 years old, his mom Kim Reeve asked him if he would like to take a dance class and he said, “why not?”<p>Cianci, who is from …

Canadian News

Russia charges top director with fraud

Russia detained and charged on Tuesday the theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov with fraud in a move that critics denounced as the latest …

Russia

Robert De Niro joins Benjamin Millepied in Ermenegildo Zegna campaign

Both men are pictured in turtleneck jumpers and suit jackets<p><b>Robert De Niro</b> and <b>Benjamin Millepied</b> have suited up for the latest Ermenegildo Zegna …

Celebrity News

Review: In ‘Polina,’ a Ballerina Rebels and Goes Her Own Way

One of the most affecting songs in the musical “A Chorus Line” observes, “everything was beautiful at the ballet.” The amount of sweat, strain and pain that goes into creating that beauty has had its cinematic moments. In the 1948 classic “The Red Shoes” even the most unpretty parts of the process …

The Arts

Lilette Rohe, ballet dancer and teacher, dies at 95

Lilette Rohe began her ballet career dancing in Paris as a teenager and went on to teach classical ballet in the Lilette Rohe School of Ballet in Evanston for more than 40 years.<p>In her school and in her life, she shared her love for and knowledge of ballet, and also shared herself, according to …

New York City Ballet

Sofiane Sylve: Dreams, Disappointments & Why She Intimidates Choreographers

Sofiane Sylve doesn't mince words. "If you are just going through the motions," she says to her trainee class at the San Francisco Ballet School, "we …

Performing Arts

From domestic violence to the Djaadjawan dance group: Women who dance for strength

For the last three years, the Djaadjawan dance group have been competing in the Sydney Opera House’s ground breaking national Indigenous dance …

Sydney Opera House

Remember when Madonna, Britney and Christina kissed during the 2003 MTV VMAs?

You know the phrase, "the shot heard around the world"? Yeah, well in 2003 at the MTV's Video Music Award's, that phrase turned into "the kiss heard around the world."<p>The 2003 VMA's somehow managed to shock us even more than years prior (remember Britney and the snake?) thanks to a stellar and …

AOL

So You Think You Can Dance … and be a man?

My husband and I keep our kids’ lives largely screen-free, but there are occasional exceptions to this rule: the biggest and longest-standing of …

Canadian News

Princess Diana's friend on their last conversation, her passion for Dodi and how dance helped her through "hellish divorce"

Dance maestro Derek Deane stared across the table at his ­glamorous lunch companion and instantly knew this was a woman who had changed for …

Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to soar in India, with ballet production set for Delhi debut

In recent times, the name ‘<i>Swan Lake’</i> brings first to mind not Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, but the psychological thriller <i>Black Swan</i>, for which …

Swan Lake

Oxford physicist and professional ballerina battles to become astronaut in new BBC show

Merritt Moore is not the only small child to dream of becoming an astronaut, ploughing through story books and learning the constellations from her back garden.<p>But she may be the only one on the cusp of realising that dream via a career as a professional ballerina and Oxford physicist.<p>Moore, now …

NASA

SOLD OUT! The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine Print Edition | The Wonderful World of Dance

We will be doing a limited print run shortly.<p>You can pre-order your limited edition copy here.<p>The most beautiful dance magazine in the world!<p><i>So</i> …

Dance

Ballet student Felipe Porro, Scuola di Danza del Teatro dell'Opera Rome

Ballet student Felipe Porro studies at one of Italy’s oldest and most prestigious vocational schools, the dance school of the Opera Theatre of …

Dance

English National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDE

Two works new to English National Ballet's repertoire, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterwork, Song of the Earth and August Bournonville's La Sylphide …

Performing Arts

Tony-Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp Launches The Joyce’s 2017–2018 Season

Twyla Tharp Dance is featured in a world-premiere program set to Bob Dylan music.<p>The Joyce has announced that Twyla Tharp Dance will kick off its …

Performing Arts

Not Yet This Swan's Swan Song

A black swan in Germany lost her partner last year, and Bavarian officials posted an ad looking for a mate. A nearby breeder saw it and offered up a companion.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>Good morning, I'm Ailsa Chang. Here's to a possible second chance at love. After a black swan lost her partner …

Performing Arts

Fall Preview

In the eight years since Pina Bausch’s sudden death, her company, <b>Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch,</b> has soldiered on, performing her emotionally strenuous dance-theatre works. At <i>BAM</i> (Sept. 14-24), the troupe presents two scorchers, “Café Müller” and “The Rite of Spring,” both made in the seventies, …

Performing Arts

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

The cord cutters have spoken: Online streaming services are in.Consumers’ options for binge-watching their favorite TV shows or streaming their …

Public Relations