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The Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform works by women only for a year.

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“Why not? There’s been all-men years for the past 150 years where only men choreograph,” says Patricia Barker, the company’s artistic director, who has scheduled works by the legendary American choreographer Twyla Tharp and established New Zealand names, along with shows by up-and-coming creators, in the season that begins in February.

 

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The Royal Ballet School was not told of the allegations against Liam Scarlett until this week, reports The Times.

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The disclosure that the allegations against Liam Scarlett were not passed to the school will put pressure on Kevin O’Hare, the director of the Royal Ballet, who is also a governor of the school.

 

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A review of Alexei Ratmansky's "Voices" for New York City Ballet by Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.

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But at New York City Ballet, the years seem to melt off him as he makes dances for the modern day that unfold more like lines of poetry inspired by the dancers in the room: individuals, each of a different shape and aura. As movement flows out of them, you sense not just the persistence of their bodies, but also of their minds.

 

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