In Philadelphia, Ballet Neighbors Divided by Style

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In Philadelphia, Ballet Neighbors Divided by Style

New York TimesMar. 9, 2018
Matthew Neenan, a founder of BalletX and a continuing choreographic contributor to it, has for several years been the resident choreographer for Pennsylvania Ballet. Both companies tour extensively, often appearing in New York at the Joyce Theater. (BalletX is due back at the end of June.).
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Sean Lavery, Former New York City Ballet Star, Dead at 61

U.S. News & World ReportMar. 1, 2018
In a larger article on Martins, the Times reported in January that a ballet corps dancer had received a payment as part of a confidential agreement after reporting inappropriate behavior by Lavery. Neither Lavery nor the dancer commented on the report at the time. Lavery’s sister, Alsedek, said she had not …
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Get an Up-Close Look at the Ballet’s Most Treasured Tutus

Houstonia MagazineFeb. 26, 2018
As a childhood ballerina, half the appeal of my chosen craft was the tutu. The ability to plié, jeté, and, most importantly, twirl across the slick, hardwood floor of my dance studio in a tulle skirt never lost its thrill. Plus, the older—and better—you got, the more beautiful your garments became. Principal dancers …
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A tribute to Peter Herrndorf in Ottawa and a ballet gala in Toronto​

The Globe and MailMar. 20, 2018
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Houston Ballet Staff Share Their Harvey Recovery Story At National …

Houston Public MediaMar. 15, 2018
Mary Elsey, the Ballet’s associate production manager, and Travis Richardson, its technical director, tell Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty about how the ordeal has changed the way they work and what advice they plan to give other arts organizations around the country to help them be better …
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The Play-Goer: Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Aladdin

Bay WeeklyFeb. 25, 2018
Cuatto emphasizes the theater in Ballet Theatre of Maryland because the performance goes beyond dancing, especially in a story ballet like Aladdin. In Aladdin, the stories “reward us with hope,” she says, “that we can make changes that are needed.” Cuatto, who grew up on movies like Sinbad the Sailor, …
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Cinema and smart phones: the art of increasing audiences for opera …

The Conversation UKMar. 7, 2018
Watching an opera, play or ballet has become an increasingly cinematic experience. “Livecasting” performances directly onto screens is now a major part of these kinds of production. London’s Royal Opera House has an upcoming “Cinema Season” which includes live relays of Carmen and Swan Lake.
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Antoine Douaihy: Hopeful healing

University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News6 hours ago
He wanted to be a classical ballet dancer. … His passions have motivated him since he was a young ballet dancer in France — during his time at a local dance studio in Syracuse, New York, when he came to … He values the trust that his patients have in him, so he was reluctant to share specific stories.
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Video: Point View’s Petrides Says ‘Political Risk’ is Back in Market

TAPinto.netMar. 24, 2018
This 8-WEEK class will be focusing on the classical technique of ballet in a fun and easy to understand manner. You can expect a full ballet class experience from working at the ballet barre, to leaping across the floor! No experience is necessary to participate. Easy to move in clothes, and socks or ballet …
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Madonna Set to Direct Film Adaptation of Michaela Deprince’s …

BillboardMar. 13, 2018
Madonna was announced on Tuesday as the director for the upcoming MGM film Taking Flight, a movie based on ballet dancer Michaela Deprince’s memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. The plot centers around Deprince, who spent her childhood as an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone, …

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