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By Julia Griffin
Golden State Ballet principal dancer Tara Ghassemieh is used to taking command of the stage. But recently, the Iranian American ballerina has stepped into a new role: pacifist-activist.
During the past twelve months of war, Ukrainians have demonstrated their courage and resilience in countless ways. One group of artists is responding in the best way they know how. Through dance, they are bringing their work and stories to…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
As COVID-19 rages this winter, the Miami City Ballet continues to dance, preparing to perform “Swan Lake” in February, under the careful eye of celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. Jeffrey Brown spent a day with Ratmansky and dancers to see how…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
Renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland and choreographer Kyle Abraham share a deep connection that shines brightly through in their creative collaborations. In 2019, Abraham choreographed an innovative solo performance that challenged expectations set for both Copeland and black dancers generally.
By Jeffrey Brown, Amber Partida
We take a moment to look back at the career of dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who died Sunday at age 86 in his Manhattan home following complications from a stroke. His work with the New York City Ballet, on film and…
By Joshua Barajas
The new children’s book by ballet star Misty Copeland is filled with direct nods to real people in her life who have encouraged her talent over the years, but also the more universal ways that dance friends become sources of…
Misty Copeland has been a major star in American cultural life for much of the last decade. As principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, she became the first Black woman to achieve that position in the company’s 75 year…
“The Nutcracker” is a beloved tradition for the holiday season, but it's also vital to the financial well-being of ballet companies all over the country. But with this year's pandemic closures, dance companies everywhere face an enormous threat. Jeffrey Brown…
By Shana Fischer
For the million people living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States, medication is the most common form of treatment. But some doctors are now prescribing dance as a way to slow the symptoms -- and bring joy to patients…
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