Ballet

Review: In ‘Onegin,’ Two Star Ballerinas on Contrasting Arcs

One definition of a balletomane is someone who cares more about dancers than about choreography, to or beyond the point of madness. John Cranko’s “Onegin” (1965) — something of a nightmare for connoisseurs of choreography — is balletomane heaven. Last week, American Ballet Theater played it with …

Performing Arts

'Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer': Film Review | Provincetown 2017

Documentary team David Barba and James Pellerito accompany Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes as he crosses the career landmark of his 20th …

Performing Arts

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 14 Spoilers: Kaylee Millis Reveals Why She Auditioned For Show | International Business Times

A 19-year-old dancer named Kaylee Millis will be auditioning in “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 14.<p>While speaking with Cambridge Wicked Local, …

Performing Arts

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers: How a Star Ballerina Says Goodbye

A ballerina’s farewell — especially at American Ballet Theater — is a time-honored drama. Rose petals fall like rain from the rafters, fellow dancers parade out to deliver bouquets, and audience members crowd the aisles, roaring as if at a rock concert.<p>Diana Vishneva’s final performance with Ballet …

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Ballet Gala in Photos

Incredible dance stars and companies performing at the Gala:<p>Kristina Kretova, Marianna Ryzhkina and Andrei Merkuriev from the <b>Bolshoi Theatre</b><br>• Igor Kolb …

Performing Arts

Dance goes digital in an impressive Barak Ballet premiere

In the premiere of “E/Space,” Los Angeles choreographer Melissa Barak and her terrific dance ensemble took the Broad Stage audience on a ecstatic and mind-blowing 30-minute ride Saturday in the closing number on Barak Ballet’s three-piece program.<p>“E/Space” is a delightful melding of music, visual …

Performing Arts

Stars of Theater, Ballet Align in Balmain Spring 2018 Front Row

Maximum star power at Balmain's runway show with the Opera's finest talent and Rousteing's creations.<p><b>DOUBLE DAZZLE:</b> At Balmain, the French stars of …

Performing Arts

Teen From Mumbai Slum Dances Way to New York Ballet School

MUMBAI, India — The son of a welder from this city's slums had a dream few Indians dared to dream — to dance with the New York City Ballet.<p>In a few months, that dream may be a little bit closer as 15-year-old Amiruddin Shah begins four years of training at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre's …

New York City Ballet

From the streets of Mumbai to ballet school in New York: Amiruddin Shah's inspiring story

Watch Full Video<p>Amiruddin Shah, 17, waits in the seating area of the Danceworx Studio in Andheri for his 73-year-old ballet mentor Yehuda Ma'or. He …

Performing Arts

‘The Sleeping Beauty’: Royalist Ballet or Harmonious Ideal?

Many American ballet companies dance “The Sleeping Beauty.” Three, including New York City Ballet, danced the complete ballet between February and April. But why? Isn’t this the most royalist of all ballets? King Florestan XXIV and his queen have a daughter, you see, and the story hinges on her …

Performing Arts

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Ballet

I always wanted to dance. Growing up, I wished to be enrolled in ballet but at the time, my parents couldn't afford to send me. My older sisters had gone before me but financial fortune was not on my side. Once I hit high school and my parents could afford it, I started classes right away. When I …

Performing Arts

L.A. Dance Project’s Run At The Joyce Is Worth Attending Twice

Anyone who’s ever lived in Southern California can tell you it’s an uphill struggle to build a dance troupe there. That Benjamin Millepied has …

New York City Ballet

Lauren Lovette Is Flying High, And She's Not Afraid Of Falling

The New York City Ballet principal dancer believes that not trying is worse than failing. “What’s the worst that can happen, you fall on the floor?”<p>WASHINGTON ― Lauren Lovette has taken thousands of ballet classes in her life. The New York City Ballet principal dancer, 25, started ballet at age 10, …

New York City Ballet

The Controversial New Ballet Legging Trend

Are you maybe asking yourself, <i>What could a controversial legging trend that you don't need a shirt for be?</i> Well, allow me to explain. Last month, I …

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Prince William Turns 35: Looking Back at His Parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, When They Were His Age

Happy birthday to you, <b>Prince William</b>!<p>The Duke of Cambridge turned 35 today and celebrated by attending the Royal Ascot alongside <b>Kate Middleton</b>. We're …

Royal Family

The standout dance of summer 2017

Tap thunders into new territory, 25 performers make 10,000 moves, Lady Macbeth is laid bare and a young boy goes on a journey through gender transition<p>• Summer arts preview 2017: TV | Comedy | Film | Pop | Classical | Theatre<p>KnowBody II<p>A welcome return for this charming programme that celebrates …

Romeo and Juliet

My Winter Bucket List - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

I’ve heard of the Bucket List where we make a list of all the things we want to do before we die. However, my friend Leslie from Once Upon A Time & …

Royal Ballet

American Ballet Theatre New York Tickets

Whether you're buying or selling tickets on our site, we safeguard your transaction.<p><b>You will receive a 200% refund for your tickets if:</b><p>Your order was …

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Married ballet stars Robert Fairchild, Tiler Peck split

NEW YORK (AP) — The real-life fairy tale marriage of ballet stars Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck is over.<p>Representatives for the New York City Ballet principal dancers tell The Associated Press the couple is splitting: "We can confirm that Tiler and Robbie have decided to part ways. They wish …

New York City Ballet

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Emily Adams' Laden premieres as new dance commission in concert featuring Ballet West artists

Since being established in 2011, the Utah Arts Festival’s dance commission program has brought forward a tremendous partnership with Ballet West …

Performing Arts

A Timeline of Dance Highlights at The Met

MetLiveArts just announced its first choreographer as the 2017–18 Artist in Residence, Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance. In celebration of this …

New York City Ballet

Review: National Ballet puts contemporary spin on Swan Lake

<i>Swan Lake</i> purports to be a love story, but I’ve never been able to think of it that way. Tchaikovsky’s grieving Act 2 <i>pas de deux</i> music (a slaying melody you’ll be humming for days after leaving the theatre) sounds less like romance than a long, mournful lament, and I think this tone points to the …

Swan Lake

Benjamin Millepied on the L.A. Dance Project and Why He’s Bored With Ballet

Benjamin Millepied knows ballet — after 16 years with the New York City Ballet, he went on to choreograph for major companies (and <i>Black Swan</i>) and …

New York City Ballet

Review: Sara Mearns Joins Isadora Duncan’s Maenads and Nymphs

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) may be the most influential dancer who ever lived — the one who did the most to change how others danced. Ballet changed course because of her; she was perhaps the main reason modern dance came into being.<p>Yet how did she dance herself? We have many telling illustrations …

The Arts

Summary of “Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods)” in 3 Minutes - Opera Synopsis

 Home > Twilight of the Gods<p><i>Wagner, R. (1813-1883)</i><p>Gotterdammerung<p>Twilight of the Gods<p>Composed 1865-1874.<br>First performed August 17, 1876.<br>Libretto by …

Photos: L.A. Dance Company Re-Staged Forgotten Versions Of Old Ballets

The American Contemporary Ballet brought old ballet to new eyes this past weekend at the BLOC downtown. [ more › ]

Performing Arts

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival launches year-round choreography center

At a time of grave concern among arts groups, with federal funding for the arts hanging in the balance, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is ramping up. Director Pamela Tatge announced today a five-year plan to open the Becket, Mass., site year-round for choreographer residencies, the creation of …

New York City Ballet

My Body Changed Dramatically When I Started Adult Ballet but Not From Weight Loss

Image Source: Unsplash / Kiersten Ramshaw<p>First position: plié. Once, twice. Relevé, and hold. Balance, plié. Repeat in second, then fifth. What once …

Performing Arts

How I became a hijabi ballet dancer

Egyptian Engy El Shazly always loved ballet. But she didn't let her traditional Islamic headscarf (hijab) get in the way of her becoming a professional ballerina.

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