As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule and she kept vise-like control over the troupe past her 90th birthday despite being nearly blind for decades.
By Elizabeth Flock
Those who write about dance are trying to capture the specificity and physicality through words. A number of books can change our understanding.
In 2015, artist Prumsodun Ok formed Cambodia’s first all-male and gay-identified Khmer dance company -- in his living room. Part of his mission was to support the revival of an art form all but destroyed by the reign of the…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
One of New York's newest art centers, The Shed, is premiering a dance performance featuring a unique style called "Flexn," which first formed in the 1990s before going mainstream. As much entertainment as self-expression, one of the creators of this…
Hailed as a towering figure of modern dance, Paul Taylor's choreography was often complex and always human. A virtuosic performer who sometimes pushed the boundaries of what was considered dance, his success grew from his unique eye for observation. Taylor…
By PBS NewsHour
"Tap dance is the dance of creating music," says Michelle Dorrance. The founder of Dorrance Dance has helped lead a renaissance in tap, gaining attention for her own exuberant, athletic style. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Dorrance to discuss how…
By Jona Kallgren, Associated Press
A group of Syrian dancers is going on tour across Germany with a show that tells of the plight that made them flee their homeland and of the hopes they have for the future.
By PBS NewsHour
For Choreographer Alonzo King of Alonzo King Lines Ballet, discovering dance made “the outer world dim.” King explains in a conversation at the Aspen Institute’s Spotlight Health conference how dance transformed his life and how it contributes to the balancing…
By Michelle Harven, Dayana Morales Gomez
“I hope that American ballet will continue to evolve in a way that really embraces who we are as artists and Americans,” Copeland said.
By Rocky Mountain PBS
For 25 years, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver has been blending dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations from around the world into a single holiday tradition.
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