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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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Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing

Dancing On Our Own: Why White America Ditched Couple Dancing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It’s half past midnight on a Thursday morning and I’m on a double date, walking down Calle Bolívar in the fringes of Mexico City’s Downtown district. Passing gated-up storefronts and overlit hotel lobbies, we stop in front of a sign that reads Dos Naciones: Museo de Tragos y Arrabal, which Google tells me translates to something like Two Nations: Museum of Drinks and Suburbs, though I know that’s probably incorrect.
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Do You Hear the People Sing? Music and Protest in the Street

Do You Hear the People Sing? Music and Protest in the Street | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In a crowd, nuance fades away. When the argument is literally framed by a fence in the street, the question of "which side are you on?" can take on a certain stark, if ultimately artificial, clarit...
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Ferguson Artist Gathering: In Conversation with Jacqueline Thompson and Don McClendon

Ferguson Artist Gathering: In Conversation with Jacqueline Thompson and Don McClendon | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
On Sunday, August 24th at the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, St. Louis-based theater artists Jacqueline Thompson and Don McClendon participated in the #FergusonMoment gathering and workshop with forty-five local artists and five visiting artists. In the workshop, Don's story of a recent moment of racial profiling was the basis of a short play that the group created and investigated. On Tuesday, September 2nd, Jacqueline interviewed Don about his experience in the gathering.
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Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa

Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In Burkina Faso, dancer Salimata Wologem fills the room when she moves. Whatever the choreography, the forcefulness of her dancing depicts an individual conquering the limitations of space and society....
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Fears raised over effects of body criticism on dancers

Fears raised over effects of body criticism on dancers | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Almost three-quarters of dancers have received a critical comment about their body – primarily from a dance teacher – prompting concern about the negative
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How the 'penguin dance' is sweeping Saudi Arabia

How the 'penguin dance' is sweeping Saudi Arabia | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The penguin dance, a perky conga-line of bounces and kicks, is sweeping Saudi Arabia, and videos posted online attest. The hopping dance is a thrill in a land where a strict interpretation of Islamic law means movie theaters and many other diversions are banned.
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Gaga Stigmata

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Established in March 2010 as the first mover in Gaga studies,Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and Art About Lady Gaga is a technological journal that critically-creatively participates in the cultural project of shock pop phenomenon Lady Gaga. Keeping with the spirit of our zeitgeist, Gaga Stigmata moves at the speed of pop.

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The real choice of “The Bachelor’s” Sharleen Joynt: is a personal life harmful to your opera career?

The real choice of “The Bachelor’s” Sharleen Joynt: is a personal life harmful to your opera career? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Unhappy in Germany, a soprano goes on “The Bachelor” — and then weighs the career consequences.
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In musical theatre, it's Twitter that creates the hits – not critics

In musical theatre, it's Twitter that creates the hits – not critics | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
While big musicals with big money behind them are closing in the West End, Phil Willmott has managed to keep his show Lost Boy flying
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Wealthier people are more musical, report suggests

Wealthier people are more musical, report suggests | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Those living in richer postcodes had better melodic memory and beat perception, according to new analysis by researchers
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Luna of Cairo

Luna of Cairo | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
She’s been chased by burly men, sprayed with tear gas, and watched Egypt implode. But bellydancing Luna won’t slow down.
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What Does Ballet Have to Say About Rape Culture?

What Does Ballet Have to Say About Rape Culture? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
 

Paul Taylor is a self titled “ Dance Maker” who is inspired by the natural world, environment, and human interactions. He was also once dubbed “ the naughty boy of modern Dance” by Martha Graham. Throughout the years this t...
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Male Belly Dancers Make a Comeback in Istanbul

Male Belly Dancers Make a Comeback in Istanbul | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Once a mainstay at the courts of Ottoman sultans, male belly dancers, known as ‘zennes,’ are back in vogue.
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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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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?
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Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters

Wagner's Anti-Semitism Still Matters | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music
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In Defense of Schlock Music: Why Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie Are Better Than You Think

In Defense of Schlock Music: Why Journey, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie Are Better Than You Think | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Big corny windswept sentimentality might just be the thing that pop does best.
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When Things Look Dark, Country Music Gets Sunnier

When Things Look Dark, Country Music Gets Sunnier | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
New research finds socioeconomic conditions impact the type of songs that become hits, but in opposite ways for pop and country music.
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60 Minutes/Vanity Fair: Music

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair: Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In this month's poll, many agree this decade has the worst music in the 45 years since Woodstock
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Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line

Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The genre’s audience has grown stronger, wider and younger, and media companies have invested heavily in artists and radio stations with increasingly mainstream appeal.
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Recording industry earns more from fan videos than from official music videos

Recording industry earns more from fan videos than from official music videos | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
YouTube generates more money for record labels through fan-made videos than official music videos, a global recording industry report says.
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In Praise of Polyglot Culture—and Multicultural Belly Dancing

In Praise of Polyglot Culture—and Multicultural Belly Dancing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
There isn't anything wrong with respectful appropriation. In fact, it is usually cause for celebration. 
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La Scala's eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job

La Scala's eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Mariafrancesca Garritano, the La Scala dancer who was fired after writing a book exposing eating-disorders, has been unsuccessful in her appeal.
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