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Steps Toward Diversity: Youth America Grand Prix

Phil Chan | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

Low-income families and geographically underserved students (disproportionately students of color) who have little access to local resources receive few opportunities to explore the important benefits of the arts. This sends a very strong message: Classical ballet is not for you.

Artistry vs. Technique: Cool Thoughts on a Hot Issue

Larissa Saveliev | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts
Larissa Saveliev

Artistry is not dead -- nor is it dying. Yet contemporary life makes it more and more challenging. To make sure that artistry continues to reign supreme despite these challenges, we need to keep the dialogue alive among dance professionals.

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.