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CultureZohn: Tiler Peck And Robert Fairchild: Dancing As Fast As They Can

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.

An Expanding Universe: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

Paul Taylor, who celebrates his 83rd birthday this year and whose total body of work now eclipses 140 dances in his lifetime, is a Godfather to American Modern Dance.

REVIEW: Royal New Zealand Ballet at The Joyce

Meghan Feeks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

While dance for dance's sake is not new in ballet, neoclassical works, such as Millepied's, typically make the body an instrument of the music.

Spectral Ballerinas: On a Pedestal, Written Out of History

Emily Coates | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Emily Coates

When women are not promoted into positions of leadership, we stop hearing their voices.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

When Street Art Infiltrates The Ballet World, The Results Are Pure Magic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The New York City Ballet has developed a crush on the contemporary art world, and we couldn't be happier about it. Last year the dance institution...

Why It Takes 8,500 Pairs Of Pointe Shoes To Put On 'The Nutcracker'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style

Everyone is fascinated by what goes on onstage during a ballet, but we wanted to know what happens backstage. How long does it take the ballerinas to ...

Is Romance Within A Ballet Company Inevitable?

Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

The tight ensembles, the undulating bodies, hours upon hours of practice... it doesn't come as a big surprise that ballet dancers in the same company ...

How Much Of A Ballerina's Work Is Physical Vs. Mental?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

In this week's episode of city.ballet, the talented dancers of the New York City Ballet explore the physical and mental battles they are forced to end...

Peek Inside The Cutthroat World Of The New York City Ballet

Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

Whether or not you actually intend on wearing toe shoes within your lifetime, you can briefly experience the high-intensity life of a ballet dancer in...

Pushing Back the Cultural Desert

Phil Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

There is no one question that our country is currently experiencing a drought of dance in mainstream American culture. Then how do we replant dance in American culture and push the desert back?

City.Ballet Is Basically 'Center Stage' IRL

Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

If your heart beats faster for all the drama, drive, talent and tiny buns in "Center Stage," prepare yourself for the webseries of your dreams. Th...

Life Inside The New York City Ballet Is Even Crazier Than You Imagined

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

Welcome to the New York City Ballet, where competition is cutthroat, dancing is like breathing and Sarah Jessica Parker narrates everything. A new...

This Ballet Dancer's Easy Trick To Prevent A Sunburn

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad and Raydene Salinas | Posted 10.17.2013 | Style

There is something about ballet dancers that is so alluring. Maybe it's their graceful nature, or perhaps it's their amazing off-duty style, but one w...

Ballerinas Explain Those Leg Warmers And Other Ballet Style Secrets

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Since the 1930s, George Balanchine's dancers have occupied the Upper West Side, gracing the streets with their heads up high, shoulders back and feet ...

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

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.

WATCH: This NYC Ballet Performance Will Make You Cry

Posted 09.20.2013 | New York

Here's a video of two New York City Ballet dancers, Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour, performing at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center ea...

NYC Ballet's Ashley Bouder at the Peak of Her Career

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

She knows herself that she was not given a perfect instrument. Nonetheless, Bouder is perennially one of NYCB's most popular dancers. Certainly it's true that she's probably the fastest dancer in the company but that's not what makes her so popular. It's her happiness.

A Beautiful Escape

Sara Mearns | Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Rehearsal In The Raw

Sara Mearns | Posted 08.16.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

A Ballet Dancer's Road To Recovery

Sara Mearns | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Barre None: Concrete Jungle Explorations

Sara Mearns | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

Barre None: First Vacation Ever

Sara Mearns | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...

London Inspires A Ballet Dancer

Sara Mearns | Posted 09.19.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...