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Introducing: Joshua Beamish, Choreographer

Ken Ludden | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Philanthropists and visionary entrepreneurs must sustain companies which will allow brilliant choreographers like Beamish to create their body of work without distraction. This type of support is a necessary step to creating The Coming Golden Age of Fine Art.

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classi...

A Date With the San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a World Series hitter, a dance critic today must be prepared not only for the customary fastballs and curveballs, but also the dreaded change-up.

Lee Wilson on Memoir, Ballet, Broadway, Editors and Choreaographers

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors met Lee Wilson at a Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books) at a fantastic bookstore called pages: a book store, in Manhattan Beach, California. She was so warm, funny, passionate and professional. And she had excellent posture! Turns out that was no accident.

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.

Through A Lens, Darkly

George Heymont | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Have you ever sat through a full-length feature that could have ended several times? Or been trimmed by at least 20 minutes? If so, you might find a treasure trove of cinema in the recent crop of short films, including some that were chosen for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival.

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

The Legendary Ballet Master Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Reflecting Nureyev's lifelong obsession with the details of fabric, decoration, and stylistic line, the costumes in this exhibition represent every period of his long career.

Michael Uthoff and the Hartford Ballet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

The Hartford Ballet and its school were a source of pride for Michael Uthoff and Enid Lynn, who had worked very hard to build it over 20 years.

Life Lessons From Rudolf Nureyev

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 04.19.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In 1975 the knees of the formerly world's greatest male dancer would no longer straighten completely. He was nearing the end of a spectacular career t...