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Another Female Founder and Artistic Director to Step Down As a Man Takes Her Place

Business World: Petition against BP’s new artistic director finds support NEWS that a Russian will become the new artistic director of Ballet Philippines (BP), replacing National Artist Alice Reyes after her term ends in March, has sparked a social media uproar in cultural circles, inspiring a Change.org petition and a demand that the appointment be […]

Pointe: Ingrid Silva Stars in New Nike Video Series Celebrating Black History Month (Plus, Serena Williams Narrates)

By Chava Lansky Yesterday, the first of Nike’s new Common Thread video series dropped, and we were thrilled to see that it featured dancers; namely, Dance Theatre of Harlem member (and June/July 2017 Pointe cover star) Ingrid Silva, and Florida-based ballet student Alex Thomas. Even better, it’s narrated by tennis phenom Serena Williams. This series of short videos celebrates Black […]

The Atlantic: Classical Music Has a ‘God Status’ Problem

By Ashley Fetters, J. Clara Chan, and Nicholas Wu Sarah Hubbard knew something was off about her interactions with a piano professor at the Berklee College of Music—they had a “haunting and unsettling” quality, she remembers. Hubbard, who studied violin at Berklee until she graduated in 2016, remembers that sometimes when they crossed paths, he seemed to […]

Chicago Tribune: Review: The Joffrey’s new ‘Times Are Racing’ is great, except for the fluff piece ‘Commedia’

By Lauren Warnecke Remember that scene in the movie “Footloose?” The one where Kevin Bacon drives into a warehouse in his VW bug, pulls a cassette tape out of the glove box, drinks a beer and dances like heck? I don’t know if Justin Peck was thinking about Kevin Bacon when he made “The Times […]

Pointe: Onstage This Week: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Frida” at Dutch National Ballet, Atlanta Ballet Gets Jazzy, and More!

By Chava Lansky Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Explores the Life of Frida Kahlo for Dutch National Ballet In 2016, prolific choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa created Broken Wings for English National Ballet, a short piece diving into the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Soon after, Dutch […]