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Beyond the Lashes: Matthew Poppe and the Trockaderos

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The history of Western society's obsession with women's looks can be traced through the often peculiar, but revealing, history of gender representation on the ballet stage. Ballet's twin aesthetic of ethereal beauty and youthful sexual allure -- with an idealized view of women at the focal point -- has been achieved over centuries of restrictive body ideals and a monastic discipline.

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.

La Bayadère at the Met: The Russians Invade

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This week Ballet to the People settled into the Met for three back-to-back performances by a beloved ABT veteran, a 22-year-old Bolshoi sensation and an established star of the Mariinsky Ballet.

Kitri Basilio Barcelona

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Never have Santo Loquasto's elegant designs looked so perfect as in this glittering, yet intimate, setting, and the opening night audience seemed to take feisty Cuban ballerina Xiomara Reyes to their hearts.

Americans Bring Russian Don Quixote Home to Spain

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Will performing in the homeland of Miguel de Cervantes add even more Spanish brio to this spirited, madcap Russian ballet?

WATCH: '9 To 5' Meets 'Single Ladies' In Boston Ballet Star's New Video

Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" meets the '80s camp classic "9 to 5" in this new video starring one of the Boston Ballet's principal dancers. JbDubs, al...