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American Ballet Theatre

ABT's Isabella Boylston: Defining Space and Being in the Moment

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston defines space around her by moving through it. As she moves, whether on stage or in rehearsal, everything seems to shift and realign itself around her.

Ballet Gets Chic

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Fashion takes a back seat to nothing – not even seriously chilly weather – at New York's fanciest dance gala. And so the...

An Astonishing Performance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Every once in a while I attend a performance that is so remarkable that I forget about ticket sales, fundraising, budget cutting or any other aspect of my job. A recent performance of Le Corsaire by American Ballet Theatre was such a moment.

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

A Smart Joint Venture in Los Angeles

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Reducing staff time and cost is only one of the benefits. The exciting innovation of this new venture is that all member theater companies will also be allowed to borrow the stored items of the other companies, as needed.

Does Ballet Need Sensuality? Tamara Rojo Vows to Bring Sexy Back

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

Rojo's pursuit of outside-the-box sexuality in ballet, or at least her attempt to restore it, is less about the bodily indications of mature themes as it is about the challenge, for both the dancers and audiences.

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.

Merry Christmas, Walt!

John Mauceri | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

During this Christmas Season, I could not help but notice that The New York Times' default metaphor for anything a critic finds objectionable in the arts is none other than Walt Disney. It is as if Uncle Walt was the anti-Christ of Art. When his name appeared once again the other day, I stopped to think about what that might mean.

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Stuns In Beautiful New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Need some fresh inspiration for getting in shape? Well, look no further. American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland has created a stunning 2013 ...

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?

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Holiday Ballet Besides 'The Nutcracker'

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

With American ballet company directors and boards lamenting the low status of ballet in the minds of the general public, what would happen if our ballet companies offered more options during the holiday season? How did we get ourselves trapped in a can of Nuts?

Elad Lassry's 'Untitled (Presence)' Debuts At The Kitchen

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

I don't think Lassry is all that interested in dance. I think he was creating a living sculpture. Perhaps there was a deliberate attempt to mirror the flatness of the photos with a "flat" performance. But why waste 10 world-class dancers on such a task?

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Strikes A Pose For The Launch Of 108 Stitches

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

With Fashion's Night Out a little over 24 hours away, we've been busy finalizing our plan of attack. One of the top stops on our list is the launch of...

The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today's Ballet Stars

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Sadly, many ballet schools and companies do not seem to be doing enough to preserve ballet's greatest asset -- its ability to transport an audience into their world. Ballet technique that explodes with meaning instead of fireworks is vastly lacking.

The Rock Star Of The Ballet World Says Goodbye

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- There are often cheers and shouts of "Bravo!" in the New York ballet audience. But screams? As in, adoring fans at a rock concert? Not oft...

Inside ABT With Susan Jaffe: Shaping the Next Generation

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Isabella Boylston and Sarah Lane are two young soloists at American Ballet Theatre who are working hard to buck the odds and become principal dancers. It's not easy and there are obstacles to overcome.

Review: Isabella Boylston in Swan Lake at ABT

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 09.02.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Isabella Boylston seems ready to make her move and take her place along the great American ballerinas if she continues to build on the great performance she delivered in last Wednesday's matinee.

The Return Of Woody, Fiona And Eggers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

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A Studio Director's Change of Heart: Why Ballet Exams Work

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Surely a regimented single-curriculum training system couldn't be possible in an American studio with varying body types and skill levels. Or could it?

Rooting for the Home Team: American Ballet Theatre's La Bayadère

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

2012-05-29-photopull.jpgBayadère offers ABT's lesser known dancers a chance to shine.

Look Of The Day: Alek Wek Stuns At The Ballet

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: Model Alek Wek WHAT: The South Sudan-born model was splendidly dressed in a V-neck white gown, silk and patent leather clutch, diamond cross...

PHOTOS: Wendy Williams Gets Sultry For The American Ballet Theatre Gala

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Black Voices

Gone are the days when an evening at the ballet meant having to don a gorgeous floor-sweeping gown or dapper penguin-tailed tux. We miss all that pomp...

Managing Cash

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As with all aspects of fixing a troubled organization, celebrate successes. When the entire organization celebrates the shrinking level of vendor debt, everyone becomes more confident that solvency can be achieved.

APAP 2012: 10 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

By the end of this year, globalization in dance won't be an emerging trend... it will be a permanent state of existence, and every company should be aware of their global positioning, even if they've never toured outside of their home city.