Ballet

In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed "heART Couture" in Bucharest, Romania. Children with Down syndrome staged a fashion show and performed along a ballet ensemble, two milestone events for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Romania's social life, 30 years after the fall of communism following a violent uprising at the end of 1989.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
January 04, 2020 - 5:06 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social interactions. Recent shows in which children with Down syndrome had the starring roles illustrate how much that...
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Young dancers perform on stage during a rehearsal of Vladimir Issaev's rendition of The Nutcracker ballet on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 20 dancers of Venezuelan origin were playing various roles on a recent performance of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Some of these dancers are here seeking asylum after fleeing their crisis-torn nation, which is plagued by shortages of food and medicine. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 25, 2019 - 10:44 am
MIAMI (AP) — Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her native Venezuela descended into an economic crisis. On a recent night, Hernandez appeared on a South Florida stage in a burgundy gown for the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in a scene from "Cats." (Universal Pictures via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 7:44 pm
There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the much-discussed “digital fur...
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Members of the national ballet of Cuba stretch while they watch a practice directed by Viengsay Valdes in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Valdes, the new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet, says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
December 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. In an interview with The Associated Press,...
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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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