NYCB Principal Chase Finlay talks about taking on the iconic male role in Balanchine’s neoclassic masterpiece Apollo, and how the rehearsal process shaped him as a dancer.
Watch a sneak preview of George Balachine’s “Prodigal Son” with insights from Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, Music Director Scott Speck, coach and iconic Prodigal Son Edward Villella and Joffrey Ballet dancers. Famed dancer Edward Villella sits down with Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss to discuss the… Continue reading Stories in Motion: Prodigal Son Preview
Classical ballet in the United States has an image problem, as dancers at the top companies are almost entirely white. There are very few dancers from minority groups. African Americans are particularly under-represented in the industry. In an attempt to make ballet more diverse, the American Ballet Theatre has launched a new programme to search… Continue reading Ballerinas breaking the racial barriers
On the occasion of Tanz im August Choreography MICHAEL CLARK Lighting design CHARLES ATLAS Costumes STEVIE STEWART & MICHAEL CLARK Dancers HARRY ALEXANDER, JULIE CUNNINGHAM, MELISSA HETHERINGTON, OXANA PANCHENKO, DANIEL SQUIRE, BENJAMIN WARBIS The British dance icon Michael Clark is back in Berlin with his most recent production in which he masterfully returns to his… Continue reading Michael Clark Company – animal / vegetable / mineral
Ballet in South Africa is still predominantly white – partly because the lessons are expensive. There are only a few black professional ballet dancers. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.
Photo: Luis Pons.