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 […]
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What is the proper punishment for #MeToo-era infractions? Demonstrators have been calling for Amar Ramasar’s removal from the cast because of his role in a photo-sharing scandal at City Ballet.
In a letter, top choreographers appeared to threaten a French company that fired its artistic director over his treatment of a dancer who had recently given birth. But some big names say they never signed it.
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 […]
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Cathy Marston’s first main stage commission for the Royal Ballet translates Du Pré’s lyrical presence on the podium into dance, capturing her deep love affair with music
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 […]
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 […]
A young woman struggling with an eating disorder tries to shift from self-loathing to self-loving. By Lauren Covalucci I always liked myself better for what I could be than for what I was — especially when it came to my body. This started at age 3 in dance class, where the other girls, unlike me, […]
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 […]
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