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Ballet West

Setting the Record Straight: The Nutcracker Comes to America

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.18.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The clichéd rivalry between the East and West Coasts of the United States confounds those of us who grew up in distant lands. When it comes to ballet, in particular, many American balletomanes appear oblivious to the bustle outside the precincts of New York City.

Review: Ballet West - Mixed Repertory Program at the Auditorium Theatre

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As the piece unfolds, dancers pair up and present themselves to the audience in a series of dances that give the impression of the day unfolding gradually. The mood is initially light, but begins to shift as the black box starts to take the focus -- and then the ritual begins.

When Dancers Speak: In Support of Breaking Pointe's Allison DeBona

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

When Breaking Pointe premiered its second season on July 22nd, the standing ovation came in part with mixed reviews.

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Institutional Marketing and Reality Television

Phil Chan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

To understand the impact, let's view "Breaking Pointe" as the ultimate institutional marketing campaign; all of a sudden Ballet West has become a household name beyond their geographic region.

Breaking Pointe Season Two -- A Look Ahead With Dancer Allison DeBona of Ballet West

Adria Rolnik | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Dance fans loved seeing ballet dancers in a different light than what they see in performance, and wanted more. So now... Breaking Pointe is coming back! What's in store for us balletomanes in Breaking Pointe season two?

One Sentence: How to Watch Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

I am often asked by new audience members of all ages, but especially young people, what should they look for at a dance performance. I decided to ask my colleagues to answer this question in one sentence.

A Look Back at Breaking Pointe With Dancer Allison DeBona of Ballet West

Adria Rolnik | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Allison DeBona is one of the seven featured dancers on the series. Here's her look back on Breaking Pointe as we approach the season finale.

Just Dance

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 08.25.2012 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

Whether you're struggling to get your foot in the door, your feet on the floor, or to keep your spot on top, Bunheads and Breaking Pointe will give you a look at what lies beyond the ballet slippers and leotards.

Breaking Pointe: Behind the Scenes Ballet?

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

Dance lovers everywhere have been anxiously awaiting the debut of the CW's new series, Breaking Pointe, but the opening episode appears to be more of an introductory piece, rather than a true insider look at the ballet world.