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English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella

44 minutes agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

My First Ballet: Cinderella National Tour 6 April – 30 July 2017 Performance times and ticket prices vary (see below for details) English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

English National Ballet | Bausch / Forsythe / van Manen In Pictures

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English National Ballet’s Triple Bill opened this week at Sadlers Wells in London   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Singers in uproar over new British director

Solists at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet are in uproar over leaked plans by the incoming general director, Annilese Miskimmon, to cut the number of singers maintained on staff. The anxious performers have posted a bellicose picture on their Facebook page. They are also concerned about their diminishing pension fund. Ms Miskimmon starts work […]

This Queer Black Choreographer Has Turned Nelson Mandela's Life Into a Ballet

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Jeremy McQueen's Madiba is part of the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America, a weeklong series illustrating the nation's most creative and exciting dance, curated this year by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck.

The Truth Will Set You Free

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Pinocchio" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts March 11, 2017 by Denise Sum copyright © by Denise Sum 2017 Advertised as "the perfect outing for march break", Will Tuckett's frenetic production of "Pinocchio" premiered on a frigid Saturday to an audience ready for a feel-good escape. Show More Summary

'It’s dance or die': The ballet dancer forbidden to perform by Islamic State

Facing death threats, Ahmad Joudeh risked everything to give Damascus children dance lessons. Now the Palestinian dances for the Dutch National Ballet Half a year ago, ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh was giving dance lessons to orphaned children in war-torn Damascus. Show More Summary

Lincoln Center Publishes Statement on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts

Yesterday, Lincoln Center — the world’s largest performing arts center, which famously hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Juilliard, and much more — published an open letter defending the National Endowment for the Arts against Donald Trump’s threats to defund […]

What Makes A Ballet Really Canadian? A Few Lumberjacks

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Yes, Will Tuckett has included some lumberjacks - and beavers and a Mountie, too - in his new Pinocchio for the National Ballet of Canada. Here's a video peek at rehearsal for the piece, which premieres next month.

The Rock joins Under Armour-sponsored athletes in opposing CEO’s pro-Trump comments

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland and wrestler turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor Under Armour supporting U.S. President Donald Trump. On Tuesday,...

A Bold, Beautiful Victory For Ballet At The British National Dance Awards

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Chase Johnsey, of the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (the Trocks), "faced off competition from the likes of Vadim Muntagirov and Alexander Campbell, both principal dancers at the Royal. Johnsey’s win is not only a celebration of his talent, but also a celebration of the fact that ballet, however rigorous its traditions, has […]

Ballelt Blowing Hot & Cold

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Snow Queen" Finnish National Ballet Operaen, The Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen, Denmark January 28, 2017 by Alexander Meinertz copyright © Alexander Meinertz 2017 On the eve of Kenneth Greve’s tenure as artistic director of the...Show More Summary

The Ballet School In Africa's Largest Urban Slum

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

A photo journal of a visit to the Kibera ballet school in Nairobi, where the best students get chances to perform at Kenya's national theatre.

These dancing excavators at the Warriors’ new arena groundbreaking are probably evil robots

Don’t be fooled. The ballet isn’t something we cover often here at SB Nation, but every once in a while, dance becomes sport, and we find ourselves forced to write about high art and culture. Such was the case at the groundbreaking of...Show More Summary

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