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Dance: Major promotions and other notables to watch

Before we start to look ahead to the 2017-18 season, let’s look at the close of the 2016-17 dance season and the news from many companies who announced major promotions. … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dance: Is Hiplet a win or a loss?

    ¬† It started back in the spring. That’s when Hiplet, the hybrid of hip hop and ballet popularized by Chicago’s Homer Bryant, leapt onto the national scene thanks … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance: NYCB soloist Craig Hall takes final bow at Lincoln Center

New York City Ballet soloist Craig Hall is set to retire from the company at the end of the summer. He’ll become a ballet master with the company in the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance: Skimpy Misty documentary airs tonight

“A Ballerina’s Tale,” the Nelson George directed documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland airs tonight on PBS stations. Check your local listings for airtimes. This is a very basic primer about … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance:Inaugural special black ballerina search

While there’s still no word on what positions were offered in the inaugural black ballerina search sponsored by the International Association of Blacks in Dance, it does appear that the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dance: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Make History With “Swan Lake”

We know, we know. It’s been a while since we’ve posted. But if ever there was a reason to get back to the blog, it would be last week’s landmark … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Pierre Lockett To Leave Joffrey; Longtime Joffrey Figure Transitioning to Expanded Community Role in Chicago

After 25 years with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Pierre Lockett has announced that he is stepping down from his position as the Joffrey’s Director of Community Engagement. He plans … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Three Days Left for Kickstarter Campaign Supporting Animated Short About Ballerina Janet Collins

A Kickstarter campaign to support the making of an animated short about ballerina Janet Collins is to end in just three days. The project is headed by Sweet Blackberry, an … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland to Make Her Debut This Summer as Swan Queen with ABT

Finally! Misty Copeland will get her chance to be one of American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Queens this summer. According to Australia-based blogger Deborah Jones, Copeland is to make her debut … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Eric Underwood in the Spotlight

The UK-based website Black Ballad has posted an insightful interview with Royal Ballet soloist Eric Underwood. In the interview, the Washington, D.C. native tackles a number of topics including talking … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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