Review: A portrait of Rudolf Nureyev in ‘The White Crow’

Entertainment 04/24/19, 13:43

The great Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev does not come across as particularly likable in "The White Crow ," Ralph Fiennes' elegant biopic of his early years.Nureyev is arrogant, cruel, entitled, irritable and deeply resentful of his modest, peasant upbringing. Yet this prodigy of dance and voracious consumer of the ...

NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

U.S. 04/19/19, 15:19

The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday.The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro, who were both named in a lawsuit by a woman ...

Moves like Jagger: Mick’s partner debuts Stones-themed dance

Entertainment 04/19/19, 09:58

Talk about your "Moves Like Jagger." The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage Thursday evening to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs.It was Hamrick's first work as choreographer. Jagger arranged the score of three ...

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

America 04/15/19, 11:30

In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing.In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve arms."When I dance I forget ...

Abuse accusations stir up Vienna State Opera ballet academy

Entertainment 04/10/19, 08:21

The director of the Vienna State Opera on Wednesday called for allegations of abuse at its renowned youth ballet academy to be cleared up in full, expressing shock at "unacceptable" events.Austrian magazine Falter reported a day earlier, based on interviews with former students and staff, that students at the academy ...

City Ballet names its #MeToo-era leaders: a man-woman team

Entertainment 02/28/19, 15:02

It's a pas de deux: New York City Ballet has chosen two former dancers — a man and a woman — to lead the company in the #MeToo era, following the scandal that ended with the retirement of longtime artistic director Peter Martins.Former ballerina Wendy Whelan, beloved by fans and ...

John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92

Politics 02/08/19, 10:08

Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is said to have felled the animal ...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Amazing 11/22/18, 08:45

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows Archie, a Yorkshire Terrier who has performed in more than ...

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls flat

Entertainment 10/31/18, 20:25

So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from "The Nutcracker." Is this what we're doing now? We're making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at all? Talk about low-hanging fruit: It's a sugar plum."The Nutcracker and the Four Realms " is ...

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