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Former dancers are brought in to coach their old roles at New York City Ballet.

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When Mr. Martins was in charge, Balanchine alumni outside of the artistic staff were mostly kept out of the studio. “Part of it was he wanted to protect his ballet masters who were there when Balanchine was there, as opposed to bringing in someone else who might have different opinions,” Mr. Stafford said. “But we have so many new ballet masters here who need this information so that we can pass it on for generations to come. And our dancers need this information so they can pass it on.”

 

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An interview with Isaac Hernández.

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Who was or still is your mentor?

My father. Our relationship has gone past father and son to teacher and friend. He has guided me morally throughout my life. I have run into people who are quite special in our profession. Hans van Manen is the last great master choreographer — he is 86 and has made 120 ballets. He helped develop my perception of dance.

 

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Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre holds its third annual Gala en Pointe.

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The Northwest Michigan Ballet has a mission of helping dance students gain additional performance opportunities and to share live ballet theater with northern Michigan.

 

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A WNYC item on the meaning of "Oklahoma!"'s dream ballet.

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Part of that explanation is for obvious reasons: "Oklahoma!" reminded people of all the good things they were fighting for, like love and community and the land itself. But another reason is the dark, shadowy strand that runs through the musical, which is best captured in the nightmarish dream ballet, conceived of and first choreographed by Agnes de Mille.

 

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Mary McCartney donates prints of Royal Ballet dancers to the new V&A Photography Centre.

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The 2004 images capture candid moments in the lives of dancers, showing performers smoking in between acts and soaking their feet in baths. Four of the images will feature in the centre’s inaugural display Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital, which will open on October 12.

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Taken in 2004, McCartney’s seminal series captures unguarded, behind-the-scenes moments of ballet dancers as they prepare for performances at The Royal Opera House. After a long fascination with ballet, it was a 2004 night out in London’s Soho with Royal Ballet dancer, Sian Murphy, that inspired McCartney to reveal unseen aspects of the ballet world, including "the highs and lows and the prestige and chaos behind the scenes".

 

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A story on the post-ballet career of Miko Fogarty.

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This summer, KQED found Miko, now 21, in an unexpected place: working part-time as a cancer research assistant at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus.

This fall, Miko enrolled in UC Berkeley. She’s majoring in biology and plans to become a doctor.

 

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A review of Program 1 of Fall for Dance by Marianne Adams for danceviewtimes.

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Elo’s work, danced cleanly by the Boston Ballet to live accompaniment by cellist Sergey Antonov, was a sequence of five duets, each of which presented a different emotional flavor before they each dissolved into group dances. The differences among them were subtle, and it took focus to discern some of the more subdued loveliness of each couple’s dance, but for those seeking elegance and classicism the work was palate-pleasing.  There were intricate interactions with many crossed arms in the first duet, weaving the dancers into turns and out into balances, baroque twists in the hips for the group dance that followed, and meticulously timed and precise accenting placed on jumps and pauses in the subsequent scenes. Not all of it was unique – having dancers prolong pauses between movements seems a common feature in choreography to Johannes Bach’s slower passages – but it was still a solid opener for the night.

 

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Photo gallery from Pennsylvania Ballet's fall gala.

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The  2018 Fall Gala was a Masquerade Ball theme, where guests donned beautiful masks to compliment their gowns. 

 

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A review of Pennsylvania Ballet in "Romeo and Juliet" by Ellen Dunkel in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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For a ballet with a woman's name in the title, MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet focuses heavily on the men. But Lillian DiPiazza as Juliet was the highlight of Thursday night's premiere, especially her range of emotions. Her Juliet is a young teen who still plays with dolls and hides behind her nurse's skirts yet grows up in front of our eyes when she meets Sterling Baca's Romeo.

 

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