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ALESSANDRA FERRI: DANCE IS NOT MY CARRER… IT IS MY LIFE

ALESSANDRA FERRI: DANCE IS NOT MY CARRER… IT IS MY LIFE

  By A. Nia Austin-Edwards Published on October 14, 2014 Courtesy of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company   Dance is often perceived as a career without longevity. Endless tales of body aches or hip and knee [...]

ALEXANDRA ANSANELLI: THE AFTERLIFE OF A BALLERINA

ALEXANDRA ANSANELLI: THE AFTERLIFE OF A BALLERINA

BY ALICE ROBB – OCT 17, 2016 At age 16, Alexandra Ansanelli was anointed a prodigy. By 22, she was a principal for the New York City Ballet. At 26, she was a principal for the [...]

Paris Opera Ballet Picks Outsider for New Director

Paris Opera Ballet Picks Outsider for New Director

Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and a former principal at New York City Ballet, will be the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, starting in September 2014. The announcement was made at the Palais Garnier [...]

MOSCOW: VIOLENCE REACHED THE ARTS

MOSCOW: VIOLENCE REACHED THE ARTS

  Moscow doctors are fighting to save the Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin’s sight after he was attacked with acid outside his home late last night by a masked assailant. The assault is being linked to [...]

THE 2012 BESSIES: NY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

THE 2012 BESSIES: NY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Bessie Schonberg December 27, 1906 – May 14, 1997) The Bessies: New York Dance and Performance Awards Monday October 15, 2012 at 8 pm Apollo Theater 253 W. 125th Street PROGRAM: Hosted by Elizabeth Streb, special [...]

BESSIES AND THE NON-DANCE!

BESSIES AND THE NON-DANCE!

What makes a dance a dance? It’s a loaded question, especially when many experimental choreographers — in something of a return to the ’60s — have abandoned traditional frames of presentation. It is not uncommon now [...]

Nakedness in Dance, Taken to Extremes

Nakedness in Dance, Taken to Extremes

Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Benjamin Asriel, left, and Burr Johnson in “Fort Blossom revisited.” HOW do you react to the look of a naked body onstage? Thirty-four years ago, as part of a friend’s bachelor [...]

FIRST PALESTINIAN MALE BALLET DANCER BATTLES PREJUDICES

FIRST PALESTINIAN MALE BALLET DANCER BATTLES PREJUDICES

As the young ballet dancer stretches backwards lifting his leg over the barre and rising up on to demi-pointe, beads of sweat appear on his forehead. The two hour-long routine takes place daily in south London [...]

SERGEI POLUNIN RESIGNS FROM THE ROYAL BALET

It was with con­sid­er­able sur­prise that the bal­let world received the news of the depar­ture of 21-year-old Ukrain­ian Sergei Polunin from the Royal Bal­let. He was pro­moted to prin­cipal just two years ago, and was mak­ing [...]

JOHN NEUMEIER TURNS 70 WITH THE HAMBURG BALLET

In 2013 Hamburg’s ballet director looks back at 40 years as head of THE HAMBURG BALLETOn February 24th, John Neumeier celebrates his 70th birthday. The director of THE HAMBURG BALLET was born in Milwaukee/Wisconsin (USA) in [...]