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Breaking Pointe

What's Ballet Been Up To?: Clicking Like, Filling Seats and What's to Come

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

In a time when most people would rather text and twerk than see a live classical performance, companies and dancers around the world are growing more innovative in the pursuit of a connection with their audience.

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?

Ballerinas: Special, But Expendable....

Kimberly Peterson | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home
Kimberly Peterson

Dancers are in a state of fear, constantly worried about who may upstage them, who may take their role, who may be better than them and how they can improve to fight to dance another year. They dance on borrowed time, knowing full well that in their world, you have until about the age of 30-35 before you are done. Not because of any outright ageism, but because the body changes and ballet does not.

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.

Ninjas, Liars, People Who Think They Can Dance: It's 2012's Top 10 Summer TV Shows

Hulu.com | Posted 08.05.2012 | Comedy
Hulu.com

It's summer, but we're not out of TV shows. Here are 10 that will keep you busy enough to stay out of trouble.

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.

What To Watch On TV This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.31.2012 | TV

Even though the 2011-2012 TV season is basically over, the networks still have plenty of summer fare lined up to entertain you all the way until Septe...