I photographed and filmed a lot of top-notch ballet this summer.
Stand up straight. Pull your belly button in and up. Your stomach is sticking out. Pull it in. Don't be lazy. Suck it in. Tuck your booty under. Pull up. Chin high. Belly in. Squeeze the tushy.
Wendy Whelan, the much beloved principal dancer for New York City Ballet, is already a legend. Her career has spanned an astonishing 29 years during which she has done pretty much everything imaginable.
In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...
I have to hand it to Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Easily the world's most exciting ballet couple, they could probably spend the rest of their careers performing Don Quixote, and still pack houses every night.
Harry's advice to athletes is, "Take dancing as a creative experiment, the more creative you can be outside of your sport the more it will help you. It will start shifting your perspective and you'll start thinking in a different way."
For dancers, the peaks of artistry and athleticism rarely coincide. But when they do, one amplifies the other, and the result is dazzling.
With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.
It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.
The sun shining down on Napa has created a wonderful gravitational pull with the events offered at this year's Festival de Sole.
Enjoy going to a wedding or two this summer. Have fun, drink champagne and eat cake, but don't consume yourself with what someone else's wedding vows mean about your own life. Your life is wonderful, and it is wholly yours.
She is thinking back to that day, four years earlier, when her son asked if he could take up ballet, the art that propelled his parents from this Caribbean island to the United States more than two decades ago. Francisco was 13; she had started her own training at 8.
As I boarded the plane at Havana's José Martí Airport to return to Tampa after a week-long stay in Cuba I felt pulled in two directions.
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Being fit is something we should all strive for, but it shouldn't be an end goal. Enhanced fitness ideally should open doors to a greater enjoyment of life, for a lifetime.
Maybe we didn't react quickly enough and smartly enough regarding Free People Ballet-gate. This one got away from us. So now what?