Cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theaters

Entertainment 05/01/19, 11:32

In a non-descript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic seamstresses are hemming outfits in a 20,000 square-foot costume shop. They are all part of a company that puts on more ...

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 ...

New Mexico cheerleading contest may end over sportsmanship

Sports 04/16/19, 09:51

A statewide high school cheerleading and dance competition in New Mexico may be terminated thanks to a rash of terrible sportsmanship.The Albuquerque Journal reports New Mexico's high school sports governing board is considering canceling the 2020 State Spirit Competition following death threats and inflammatory social media posts.New Mexico Activities Association ...

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 ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 22:41

Dancers in traditional Korean "Hanbok" attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor's era called "Reiwa," or "Beautiful Harmony," which will come into force ...

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

Entertainment 03/31/19, 23:11

Winter came to Las Vegas.Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones" were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the recognizable theme song before one of the colossal beasts ...

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 ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 02/14/19, 23:12

Young Buddhist novices attend a dance festival as part of Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, South Korean high school seniors clad in traditional attire bow during a joint graduation and coming-of-age ceremony in Seoul.Thousands of students and faculty from the ...

Feds tell Alfonso Ribeiro he can’t copyright ‘Carlton’ moves

Entertainment 02/14/19, 20:28

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro's lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, the makers of NBA 2K16, which Ribeiro ...

Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run this year

Sports 02/08/19, 10:57

First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn't lost her nerve — or her resolve.The professional dancer told "CBS This Morning" on Friday she won't be able to run this year's race because she ...

Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon

Entertainment 02/05/19, 09:51

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.WILLIAMS RETURNSMichelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years. She's playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, whose career aspirations were supplanted by her ...

Michelle Williams returns to TV in ‘Fosse/Verdon’ series

Entertainment 02/04/19, 20:05

Michelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years, playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon whose career aspirations were supplanted by her marriage to choreographer-director Bob Fosse.Oscar winner Sam Rockwell plays Fosse in the eight-episode FX series "Fosse/Verdon," debuting April 9.Williams' last TV work was the ...

India’s top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

Entertainment 01/17/19, 05:59

India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago.The court ruled that the bars featuring young women paid to wear sexy clothing and dance to Bollywood ...

Disabled Venezuelans reach new heights through dance

America 12/25/18, 00:01

A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic.But now the young Venezuelan dancer is pursuing her lifelong passion in a wheelchair — and hoping to put her career back on track — ...

Ailey troupe marks 60 years by looking back at its founder

Entertainment 12/20/18, 13:30

It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers and presented a one-night show of his own works.In the audience at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan was 18-year Sylvia Waters, who was ...

Chen overcomes mistakes, takes 1st at Grand Prix Finals

Sports 12/08/18, 03:05

Nathan Chen made some mistakes at the Grand Prix Finals, yet was good enough to win the gold medal.Chen, the first American men's world champion since 2009, overcame a fall on his quad Lutz in Friday's free skate, but still took the top spot with a combined score of 282.42.Americans ...

Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically

U.S. 10/27/18, 19:06

Thirteen years ago, mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc traveled the country leading a mixed-race troupe of male exotic dancers — he ran scams and had a temper, but a fellow dancer who is African-American said he never expressed racism or homophobia.Years later, working as a pizza driver, Sayoc would often ...

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