Ballet

FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Cuba's Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso receives the Star of the Century award from the Latin Music Institute in recognition of her contribution to ballet and culture, during a ceremony in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's national ballet has reported that Alonso has died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 3:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Lara Spencer attends the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York. Spencer has apologized for throwing some shade on Prince George taking ballet lessons. The “Good Morning America” host on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, said she “screwed up.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for her "insensitive" comments about Prince George taking ballet lessons. Spencer discussed the backlash against her comments Monday, saying she has learned the "bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance."...
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In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 photo, an AileyCamper rehearses the opening routine for a performance later that night at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro, Ga. Some dancers had never received professional training prior to attending the camp. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
July 22, 2019 - 1:22 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Like other summer camps, AileyCamp helps its participants to learn valuable leadership skills. But it has something that others probably don't: choreography. Founded by world-renowned dancer, director and choreographer Alvin Ailey, the six-week camp provides professional dance...
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April 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday. The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo, who were both named in a...
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Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses with dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, on Thursday, April 18, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, “Porte Rouge” (Red Door), based on classic Rolling Stones tunes arranged by her partner, Mick Jagger. The Stones frontman, recovering from medical treatment, watched from backstage and addressed the audience briefly via microphone before the show. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
April 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about your "Moves Like Jagger." The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage Thursday evening to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs. It was Hamrick's first work as choreographer...
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In this April 2, 2019 photo, young ballet students stand in first position in a dance studio at a public school in the Chorrillos neighborhood, a poor part of Lima, Peru. A former National Ballet of Peru dancer is bringing classical ballet dancing to children from impoverished communities where leotards and shiny pink pointe shoes are seldom if ever seen. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing in a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury. In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve...
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Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, center, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, take a guided tour of the historical area of Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 25, 2019. The royal couple began the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration's strategy of economically isolating the communist island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
March 25, 2019 - 8:34 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The heir to the British throne arrived in...
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FILE - This June 17, 2015 file photo shows Wendy Whelan at the premiere of "A Little Chaos" in New York. The New York City Ballet has chosen two former dancers to lead the company after the scandal that ended with the retirement of longtime artistic director Peter Martins. The new artistic director is Jonathan Stafford. Whelan, a beloved dancer who performed with City Ballet for three decades, was named associate artistic director. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a pas de deux: New York City Ballet has chosen two former dancers — a man and a woman — to lead the company in the #MeToo era, following the scandal that ended with the retirement of longtime artistic director Peter Martins. Former ballerina Wendy Whelan, beloved by fans and...
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FILE- In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The story behind it also helped: The Michigan Democrat is...
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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2008 file photo, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, accompanied by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before retiring in 2014, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in Dearborn, said his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
February 07, 2019 - 11:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 years before...
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