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Akram Khan moves into classical ballet with Giselle - BBC News

Akram Khan moves into classical ballet with Giselle - BBC News | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan is to create his first full classical ballet with a new version of Giselle, which will open in Manchester in 2016.
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Philip Martin-Nielson: an autistic life transformed by dance

Philip Martin-Nielson: an autistic life transformed by dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
He was told his autism meant he could never have an independent life – but the non-verbal world of dance changed everything
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Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
She becomes the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
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How dancers learn their steps: music, muscle memory and mystery

How dancers learn their steps: music, muscle memory and mystery | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
When ballerina Jenifer Ringer took on a new role at the New York City Ballet, she had to train her ear for the composition and her body for the moves – then let her imagination take flight
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Philip Martin-Nielson takes the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo by storm

Philip Martin-Nielson takes the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo by storm | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Trockadero member Philip Martin-Nielson talks about overcoming autism through ballet, finding the right pointe shoe and more
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Residential school abuses told in Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance

Residential school abuses told in Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Historical abuse and violence in Canada's residential schools will be part of what viewers see in Going Home Star — Truth and Reconciliation when debuts at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Wednesday.
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New Center at N.Y.U. Focuses on Dance and the Arts

New Center at N.Y.U. Focuses on Dance and the Arts | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Four years after warning that ballet is dying, a historian has founded a center at New York University that will enlist arts professionals and scholars to examine its future.
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Girls From Brazil's Favelas Find Escape In Ballet

Girls From Brazil's Favelas Find Escape In Ballet | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back t...
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Dance Conductors Keep Watch While They Keep Tempo

Dance Conductors Keep Watch While They Keep Tempo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Conductors for ballet troupes keep an eye on the action as well as an ear on the music.
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Joan Acocella: A Resurgence of Ballet in Opera

Joan Acocella: A Resurgence of Ballet in Opera | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
On Friday, at the 92nd Street Y, Edward Henkel, the associate director of the Harkness Dance Center, will oversee a panel on the role of dance in opera.
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Tamara Rojo's all-star war dance for English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo's all-star war dance for English National Ballet | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
ENB's artistic director and the choreographers Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan discuss Lest We Forget, their reflection on the first world war
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Dance of the belle époque on film – moving memories

Dance of the belle époque on film – moving memories | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A collection of films from the great Paris exhibition of 1900 have been restored, bringing back the brio and charm of performers such as Carlotta Zambelli and Little Tich, writes Judith Mackrell
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Matthew Bourne's New Sleeping Beauty: Sex, Dance and Vampire Fairies

Matthew Bourne's New Sleeping Beauty: Sex, Dance and Vampire Fairies | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Like the heroine Aurora, waking from a century of sleep to find a prince by her side, Tchaikovsky would be pleased to find his ballet score for Sleeping Beauty still a fanciful muse for a certain gentleman today, 120 years after its premiere. 

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Here's What Real Ballet Dancers Think Of "Flesh And Bone"

Here's What Real Ballet Dancers Think Of "Flesh And Bone" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
As a lover of ballet and depictions of dance onscreen, I've been eagerly anticipating Starz's new ballet show Flesh and Bone. When the show finally premiered last night, I was a bit disappointed. It's on a premium cable channel, so naturally I expected sex and nudity. What I didn't expect is a show
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Crowd-sourced Choreography

Crowd-sourced Choreography | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Although #instaballet seemed “a really whacky idea and risk” at first, it has worked better than imagined.
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Elevated visions: how William Forsythe changed the face of dance

Elevated visions: how William Forsythe changed the face of dance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Forsythe’s 1987 ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated was commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev and starred the young Sylvie Guillem – and it electrified the ballet world. So what made this work so revolutionary? A new revival by the English National Ballet looks set to provide the answer. By Sarah Crompton
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Why I’m so over dancers as athletes (or, why Misty Copeland is an artist)

I’m so over branding dancers as athletes. What is wrong with celebrating dancers as artists? Why the raging inferiority complex about dance? It's an art. Let's get past that whole macho-athlete-branding thing. Take a look a this gorgeous dance by Sergei Polunin to the Hozier hit “Take Me to Church."
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A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classic ballet performances that countdown to a whole new season of dance across the world. In h...
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Dance on Video From Many Corners of the Web

Dance on Video From Many Corners of the Web | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The Internet abounds with sites offering dance on video. Four critics for The New York Times pick their favorites.
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17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today

17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

danBallet has long suffered from a diversity problem. "Classical ballet celebrates pale princesses and fair swans," Olivia Goldhill and Sarah Marsh wrote in The Guardian in 2012. "It's a world where dancers cake their limbs in white powde...

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My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin

My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Li Cunxin is the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet in Australia. He trained as a ballet dancer in China before the country opened up to the outside world and defected to the United States after getting the opportunity for a summer scholarship in Texas.

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Jean-Christophe Maillot of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Shakes Up "Swan Lake"

Jean-Christophe Maillot of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Shakes Up "Swan Lake" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
“When it comes to how my work is received, I am often more interested in the opinion of the non-dancer – the husband or boyfriend who is dragged to the show against his will,” Jean-Christophe Maillot, the director of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
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Winnipeg choreographer uses dancers as sculptures

Winnipeg choreographer uses dancers as sculptures | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
By the time he was 14, Peter Quanz had choreographed his first ballet. He eventually got accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school he says, because of his choreography. He has created a work based on sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel.
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