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Alastair Macaulay

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

Take Heart Women of America: You Can Have That Extra Sugarplum This Holiday Season!

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Donna Fish

Anyone catch Jennifer Ringer, the New York City Ballerina on the Today Show this morning? She was on to talk about the recent review in the New York ...

WATCH: BALLET: NYC Ballerina Jenifer Ringer Responds To Body Criticism In NY Times Review

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

New York City Ballet dancer Jenifer Ringer appeared on the Today Show this morning to respond to a comment made about her weight in a recent NY Times ...

NY Times Critic Alastair Macaulay: Judging Bodies in Ballet and Beyond

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

When we speak of fat, chubby or plump ballet dancers, we are referring to dancers certainly below medically recommended weight. Let us not forget we have a responsibility to the vast number of young dancers watching and reading about dance.

NYT Critic Defends Weight Comments, Says 'Body In Ballet' Is Relevant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Last week, we wrote about New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay's review of "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" and his sentence that could be cons...

Nutcracker: Alastair Macaulay, Senior Dance Critic for the New York Times

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay's recent review of The Nutcracker has stirred up quite a controversy due to a line saying one dancer "looked as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many".

NYT Critic Makes Fun Of Ballerina's Weight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay recently reviewed "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" and he took what could be interpreted as a jab at one b...