Performing Arts

Dancing with the Royal Ballet: bringing world-class dance to marginalised Australia

Acclaimed British company runs workshops with Queensland groups ‘to show people the wonderful form of self-expression dance can be’<p>For the first time in its 85-plus year history, Britain’s internationally acclaimed Royal Ballet is heading to Cairns.<p>More than 160 company members, including 85 …

Ballet

Escondido ballerina, 16, living her New York dreams

To say Danielle Esposito discovered dance at an early age is an understatement.<p>Not long after the 16-year-old Escondido native learned to walk, she …

Ballet

American Ballet Theater Moves to Tchaikovsky

When you think of ballet, you likely hear Tchaikovsky. Though he composed scores for only three ballets, they’ve endured: “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.” (Thanks to the latter, he’s inescapable come Christmas.)<p>This week, American Ballet Theater departs from its story ballet …

Ballet

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for Festival of New Musicals

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the lineup of new musicals for the 29th annual Festival of New Musicals, to be held on …

Musical Theatre

New Works, and a Milestone, for American Ballet Theater’s Fall Season

American Ballet Theater will celebrate its 25th anniversary under the artistic direction of Kevin McKenzie this fall with a season featuring world premieres of works by Alexei Ratmansky, Jessica Lang and Benjamin Millepied, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The season will run at the David H. Koch …

Ballet

Children’s Musical Theater announces lineup for 50th season

Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose — the city’s oldest performing arts group — announced a stellar lineup for its milestone 50th season starting …

Musical Theatre

NY Public Library's Dance Collections Manager Arlene Yu on Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway!

<b>BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into</b> …

Ballet

Watch Highlights from MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway!

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne …

Broadway Theatre

The ballet that caused an international row

The Red Poppy was a staple of Soviet ballet, performed all over the USSR. But when the Soviets’ Chinese allies saw the production, they were not best pleased. On the piece’s 90th anniversary, Eveline Chao looks back.<p>One day in 1926, Mikhail Kurilko, chief designer for the Bolshoi Theatre, noticed …

Ballet

Top 10 dance films & documentaries you need to know

<i>Our wonderful dance historian Caroline Hamilton shares her top dance films and documentaries that you must see:</i><p>As you have probably gathered by now, …

Ballet

Legendary Ballerina Cynthia Harvey’s Second Act as Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School

Cynthia Harvey, the legendary American Ballet Theatre ballerina, is on the edge of her seat. Deborah Wingert, former New York City Ballet dancer and …

Ballet

AP PHOTOS: Students soar at rigorous dance school

Wednesday is the last day of School for New York City public school students, but students in the rigorous Ballet Tech dance program will be back for …

New York City Ballet

Dance advice: Should my daughter dance full-time?

<i>My daughter is 14 years old and really wants to dance full-time next year. Is this a good idea, and how will it affect her ’employability’ later</b> …

Ballet

Boys of The Royal Ballet talk bodies, boyfriends and hitting the big time

<i>This article was first published in the Attitude Body issue, March 2017.</i><p>Watching ballet dancers perform, there’s no doubting their gracefulness, …

Royal Ballet

A night at the ballet under the stars plus champagne, dinner, wine and B&B for just £145

Country Life readers can take advantage of a wonderful offer to go the Covent Garden Dance Company's Hatch House ballet in July.<p>Marsha Rodriguez at …

Royal Ballet

Bringing Whipped Cream to American Ballet Theatre Audiences

ABT's artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky breathes new life into the 1924 Richard Strauss ballet.<p>“I cannot bear the tragedy of the present time. I …

Ballet

This Quirky So You Think You Can Dance Audition Will Make You Smile

It's getting harder and harder to stand out on <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i>, but some contestants are stepping up to the challenge. Enter Kaylee Millis, …

Ballet

How to Pick Song Material for Musical Theater Auditions

Classic musical theater: Make sure you have one Rogers and Hammerstein in your book along with your uptempo and ballad from this pre-1960s time …

Musical Theatre

Take a Sneak Peek at Roundabout's Napoli, Brooklyn

Watch clips from the production, which opens Off-Broadway June 27.<p>Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Meghan Kennedy’s <i>Napoli, Brooklyn</i> …

Broadway Theatre

Arcadia, Birmingham Royal Ballet, review: Beautiful designs

David Bintley, Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet for over twenty years, believes in ballet’s ability to tell a story. Before the turn from …

Ballet

New Study Shows: Men Make More Money on Broadway Than Women, and the Majority Are White

Actors’ Equity has released the results of its first-ever diversity survey showing disparities in hiring in the theatre industry.<p>Actors' Equity has …

Diversity

Michael Moore Gives $10,000 to 'Julius Caesar' Producers

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has pledged to make a substantial donation to the Public Theatre after a controversial Shakespeare production in …

The Theatre

Six FREE things to do in London this week

<i>Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events.</i><p>Boiler Room and the V&A have teamed up for a night of live performances, DJs and workshops …

Ballet

Kids Company musical hits London stage

A show exploring the aftermath of the collapse of the charity Kids Company is being produced by a London theatre.<p>The charity closed in August 2015 amid a row over funding, with its performance and management coming under scrutiny.<p>'Committee' is based on evidence by the charity's founder Camila …

The Arts

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL

Everything Rhymes with Blorange has announced the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official …

Musical Theatre

BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!

<i>Originally published by Bob Rizzo on thedancecoach.com</i><p><b>Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a "Broadway</b> …

Ballet

Growing up with the Millers in O'Neill's comedy 'Ah, Wilderness!'

If there is a practicing alcoholic or addict in your family when you're a kid, you're better off when the boozer is your uncle rather than your dad or mom. If it's your drunk uncle, he can be fun. If it's your mom or dad, fun generally is not the first emotion recalled in your memoirs.<p>That might …

Broadway Theatre

Ballet dancer seriously injured by box truck in hit-and-run

A ballet dancer has been seriously injured by a truck in a Rhode Island hit-and-run but is recovering.<p>Police say the crash happened near Hope High …

Ballet

Global Ballet Companies Prove 'Art Has No Borders' With Production of Balanchine's 'Jewels'

The New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet will perform famed choreographer George Balanchine's 'Jewels' from July 20 to …

Ballet

Ballet Farewells Are the Best Farewells

There are farewells and farewells, but it must be said that ballet farewells are the best farewells. No one pulls off a final performance quite like a famous ballerina, particularly if she is Russian. The performance itself is only the beginning. Then comes the real event: the tears, the piles of …

Ballet