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  1. dirac

    Friday, November 16

    A review of Ballet Idaho by Dana Oland in The Idaho Statesman.
  2. dirac

    Friday, November 16

    A gala in Cape Town celebrates the memory of Mignon Furman.
  3. dirac

    Tuesday, November 13

    Nutcracker productions are altered to address concerns about ethnic stereotyping.
  4. dirac

    Thursday, November 15

    Canton Ballet presents its Nutcracker with an assist from Sterling Hyltin and Joseph Gordon.
  5. An obituary for June Kerr.
  6. dirac

    Friday, November 16

    Scottish Ballet revives Christopher Hampson's "Cinderella."
  7. dirac

    Friday, November 16

    Notes on the current state of dance in opera by Alastair Macaulay in The New York Times.
  8. dirac

    Tuesday, November 13

    Worthwhile Pittsburgh initiative: dance organizations seek to increase diversity in local ballet troupes.
  9. dirac

    Thursday, November 15

    A new Belgian movie, "Girl," is about a trans ballet student.
  10. dirac

    Thursday, November 15

    The team behind the Cincinnati Ballet's Nutcracker hippo.
  11. dirac

    Thursday, November 15

    More stories on the St. Louis ballet dancer who was found dead in a lake. CNN Fox News
  12. dirac

    Thursday, November 15

    A Forbes interview with Misty Copeland.
  13. dirac

    Wednesday, November 14

    The body of a dancer with the St. Louis Ballet is found in a lake. Related.
  14. dirac

    Eating disorders and ballet

    We have discussions of “Center Stage” and “Black Swan” here and here. As you will note in both discussions, "Center Stage" was also disliked by many dancers. That was certainly true of the Eifman company when I last saw them a few years ago. The girls looked like swizzle sticks, to borrow a line from Paul Rudnick. I'd be interested to know if disorded eating is an issue in Russian troupes. I wouldn't be surprised if it is.
  15. dirac

    Saturday, November 10

    An interview with Mayara Magri of the Royal Ballet.