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Margot Fonteyn: An Enduring Magic and Majesty

Ken Ludden | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

What to Do if a Season Is Boring

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is the mark of the well managed institution that it addresses its problems head on, and refocuses the attention of its family members on the exciting programming to come. It is when we ignore our problems that our family members tend to drift away.

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.

TONIGHT: Henry Rollins At 9:30 Club

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 1. Henry Rollins: Capitalism At 9:30 Club A spoken word/stand up/guerrilla journalist report from the former Black F...

Trick-Or-Treat!: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Wednesday, October 31

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.01.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 1. Trick-Or-Treat Sandy can't stop this sugary tradition. 2. 11th Street Halloween Extravaganza Thirteen Colum...

Ballet Costumes Can Be Scary

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The world's hippest ballet had its premiere last week and the reviewers all stuck a single hand out and flipped it side to side in the universal gestu...

Ballet Costumes Can Be Scary

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

The world's hippest ballet had its premiere last week and the reviewers all stuck a single hand out and flipped it side to side in the universal gestu...

Mark Ronson Is Scoring A Ballet

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

Mark Ronson is the latest in a growing line of musicians to wander over to the high culture side of the playing field. The DJ/producer, known for his ...

Star Ballerino Resigns, Shocking The Dance World

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

LONDON — What made the ballet dancer jump? The dance world is spinning after one of ballet's brightest stars walked away from Britain's prestig...

My Trip to England: The Ministry of Culture

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

The importance of cultural tourism in England is astonishing, the level of theater, opera, symphony and dance performance is extraordinary, the museums are crowded and the export of arts of all kinds is thriving.

One Approach to Reducing Health Care Costs: The Discipline of Dance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaiser

Children who dance are far more likely to appreciate their own physical selves. Dance training helps address the obesity problem currently facing our nation.