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Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

Stella Abrera: Ballerina on a Double Mission

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet history is usually made in the august opera houses of St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris and New York. But these days historic moments in ballet are taking place elsewhere as Misty Copeland made her debut in Swan Lake.

Uniquely Asian, Uniquely Modern, Proudly Classical: Ballet Philippines to Tour U.S., Canada

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

For its 45th "Sapphire" anniversary season, current Artistic Director Paul Morales has chosen an eclectic program, which opened in July with Agnes Locsin's historic La Revolucion Filipina, a controversial and thought-provoking examination of the events around the Philippine revolt against Spain.

Margot Fonteyn: An Enduring Magic and Majesty

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Margot Fonteyn was a simple dancer. She wanted urgently to live up to the expectations of others, placing no limit on how hard she would work to do that. In 1935, just 16, she danced her first leading role in The Sleeping Beauty.

Val Caniparoli's "Tears": A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.22.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Program two at San Francisco Ballet opened this week with a triple-bill of works commissioned by the company including the world premiere of Val Caniparoli's Tears and an encore of two more from the previous season.

Giselle and Titania and more to come: SF Ballet's programming banquet

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I've seen the first two programs of San Francisco Ballet's new season--that is, Program One (Giselle) and the visiting Hamburg Ballet's Midsummer Night's Dream--and it strikes me that together they represent what SF Ballet continues to offer us, year after year. Lucky, lucky us.

Thrills and Chills: San Francisco Ballet in Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

San Francisco Ballet unveiled its latest Parisian import in Giselle on Sunday afternoon at the War Memorial Opera House, less than 24 hours after fielding a much-adored veteran in the same role in its season opener. With three more principal ballerinas poised to rotate through the iconic role through February 2, the fan clubs are buzzing.

PHOTOS: Guess Which Supermodel This Adorable Baby Grew Up To Be?

Posted 07.12.2013 | Style

Before she was a Victoria's Secret Angel and deemed Forbes' "most powerful" model in the world, Gisele Bundchen was just another adorable toddler in B...

Gisele Is Such A Cute Mom

Posted 07.01.2013 | Celebrity

Gisele Bundchen's idea of a perfect Sunday? Sitting on the floor with her two children and playing trains. The glamorous supermodel posted an adorable...

WATCH: Gisele Bundchen Mocks Hollywood In Vogue Video

Posted 06.03.2013 | Style

We've become strangely immune to Hollywood's bizarre beauty tricks. Whether it's Jennifer Aniston debuting cupping marks, Kim Kardashian broadcasting ...

Gisele Bundchen: Photoshop Hides What Makes Women Unique & Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.28.2013 | Style

These days, unless a brand specifically states that it didn't use Photoshop, it's safe to assume that every ad you see has been given a hefty dose of ...

PHOTOS: We Should Have Seen Gisele Bundchen's New Gig Coming

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.04.2013 | Style

In news that we should have seen coming: Gisele Bundchen is the new face of Chanel cosmetics! The Brazilian supermodel has pretty much dominated ev...

The Value of Ensemble

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

So much great art is dependent on the need for ensemble. The great orchestras and dance companies are great not simply because of the agglomeration of talented artists but also because of the amount of time these artists have worked together to create an aesthetic.

A Rambling Look at the Paris Opéra Ballet's New York Season

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

To indulge in a few stereotypes: Russian ballet is lush and expansive. Balanchine ballet is fleet and musical. French ballet is perfect, and perfection is limiting.

The Parisians Show Us How It's Done

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- When one of the most highly regarded dance troupes in the world hits New York for the first time in 16 years, there's bound to be a lot of...

Gisele's 56 Most Bombshell Looks

The Huffington Post | Shana Honig | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

Gisele Bundchen made her mark strutting in Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows wearing gigantic wings and sky-high heels. But the Brazilian supermodel env...

Gisele's 56 Most Bombshell Looks

The Huffington Post | Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Gisele Bundchen made her mark strutting in Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows wearing gigantic wings and sky-high heels. But the Brazilian supermodel env...

'The Josh Groban Effect': Our 'Giselle' Giveaway Winner Knows It Well

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

You played your part, and now we've done ours: we've finally decided on a winner for our "Giselle" giveaway. If you're not up to speed, through the ge...

Win Tickets To 'Giselle' At Lincoln Center

Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

Heard of Huff Post's in-the-works app, GPS for the Soul? The multi-disciplinary technology seeks to give users the means to center yourself in times o...

The Australian Ballet's Infinity at the Koch Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Maybe TAB's dancers just needed to forget for a moment that they were ballet dancers, subject to ballet's oppressive standards -- because it was when they put on face paint and body paint, loincloths and headdresses, that they looked most like a world-class ballet company.

Bears' D.J. Moore Discusses Tom Brady's 'Choices In Women'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The impressive 9-3 Chicago Bears face a stiff challenge this weekend, playing the equally sharp-looking New England Patriots. At 10-2, the Pats are ti...