International Ballet News

February 9th
In somewhat of a surprise announcement, Septime Webre, the Washington Ballet's dynamic artistic director for the past 17 years, said he will be leaving the company in June to focus on creating new works and directing. Webre has turned the Washington Balle…
February 9th
The School of American Ballet announces the 2016 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 14, 2016, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels for the ninth consecutive year. Cocktails begin at 7pm an…
February 8th
I've been looking forward to director Jared Masters' exploitation flick Ballet of Blood since reading Staci Layne Wilson's interview with the guy last year. Masters' love of old-school exploitation seems to have heavily influenced the film, which takes a …
February 8th
For some doe-eyed couples, Valentine's Day means sitting across from your squeeze at a rickety, dimly-lit table, eating overpriced, under-cooked food at a restaurant specially bedecked for the occasion with pink tinsel and the strains of 1980s power balla…
February 8th
Sergei Prokofiev's shivery score for "RomA©o et Juliette" is what yearning sounds like. And Jean-Christophe Maillot's ballet, back at Pacific Northwest Ballet through Valentine's Day, is what yearning, and that exquisite flush of first love, looks li…
February 8th
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago present four World Premieres in the sixth annual "Winning Works" program, the culmination of Joffrey's 2016 Winning Works Choreographic Competi…
February 8th
Diablo Ballet's Rosselyn Ramirez and Raymond Tilton in a photo of George Balanchine's "Apollo," performed at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek on Friday, February 5. Photo by BA1 2renger Zyla less Diablo Ballet's Rosselyn Ramirez and Raymond Tilton in…
February 8th
Charlotte Amos battled anorexia nervosa for six years, surviving on a diet of chewing gum and fruit for weeks on end An anorexic teenager given two weeks to live claims dancing saved her life after she was banned from classes for fainting because she refu…
February 8th
If you think #OscarsSoWhite, consider the world of elite ballet. And if you want to understand why the current conversation over the lack of diversity among this year's film academy nominees is just one thread of a much larger tapestry, watch Nelson Georg…
February 8th
Despite today's wishy-washy worship of multicultural diversity, not all those cultures were equally worthy - some espoused slavery, human sacrifice, cannibalism or polygamy, for example. And in America, some of the touchstones of alternative cultures - li…

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