Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades

Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-carolina-school-of-the-arts, #winston-salem-nc

How Disney Created the Hit Single ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto” is a surprise chart topper and TikTok darling. Here’s how Disney created its biggest smash since “Let It Go.”

#animated-films, #dancing, #encanto-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #music, #walt-disney-company, #we-dont-talk-about-bruno-song

Reggie Wilson Explores the Power of Moving Together

The choreographer continues his research into African American worship and the Black Shakers in “Power” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

#black-people, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #fist-and-heel-performance-group, #hancock-shaker-village, #power-dance, #religion-and-belief, #wilson-reggie

San Francisco Ballet Appoints Tamara Rojo to Artistic Director

Rojo, who has given the English National Ballet a new allure, succeeds Helgi Tomasson as just the fifth director to lead the San Francisco company.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #english-national-ballet, #hiring-and-promotion, #rojo-tamara, #san-francisco-ballet, #tomasson-helgi

From Northern Ireland, Dance as a ‘Physical Prayer’

Oona Doherty, a rising star in Europe, brings a Belfast-inspired piece to New York. “This is about kinetic trauma,” she says. “This is about you, as well.”

#belfast-northern-ireland, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #doherty-oona, #hard-to-be-soft-a-belfast-prayer-dance, #irish-arts-center

Britney Spears Has Always Fought Back. By Dancing.

Before, during and now after the conservatorship that oversaw her life for 13 years, the pop star has used dance to assert her power and connect with her audience.

#dancing, #instagram-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney

12 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2022

‘Better Call Saul’ returns, Cecily Strong stars in a one-woman show, and Faith Ringgold gets an overdue retrospective.

#art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #better-call-saul-tv-program, #carnegie-hall, #casel-ayodele, #comedy-and-humor, #dancing, #don-carlos-opera, #downton-abbey-a-new-era-tv-program, #eggers-robert-filmmaker, #fellowes-julian, #flying-lotus, #movies, #music, #odenkirk-bob, #opera, #ringgold-faith, #saba, #strong-cecily, #tanowitz-pam, #television, #the-northman-movie, #the-search-for-signs-of-intelligent-life-in-the-universe-play, #the-thing-about-pam-tv-program, #theater, #tomlinson-taylor-1993, #two-thousand-twenty-two, #verdi-giuseppe, #zellweger-renee

Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2021

These are the pictures that defined an unpredictable year across the worlds of art, music, dance and performance.

#art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #dancing, #movies, #music, #photography, #television, #theater, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Harnessing an Unusual Kind of Natural Energy: Dancers’ Body Heat

The power of dance? It’s literal at a Glasgow arts center that is installing a geothermal heating and cooling system that runs on heat from dancing bodies.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #dancing, #fleming-brown-andrew, #geothermal-power, #glasgow-scotland, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #sustainable-living, #townsend-david-energy-executive, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

What Is ‘West Side Story’ Without Jerome Robbins? Chatty.

Justin Peck takes over choreographic duties in the Steven Spielberg adaptation of the 1957 musical in which words, not bodies, rule the screen.

#dancing, #movies, #peck-justin, #robbins-jerome, #sondheim-stephen, #spielberg-steven, #west-side-story-2021-movie

Brigitte Lefèvre, Ballet’s Disciplined Rebel, Takes Her Next Steps

Lefèvre, a former director of the Paris Opera Ballet, is stepping down from running the Cannes Dance Festival. What next? “I want to dance.”

#cannes-dance-festival, #dancing, #lefevre-brigitte, #paris-opera-ballet

A Ballerina Who Adds to the ‘Palette of What’s Possible’

Chyrstyn Fentroy was a star at Dance Theater of Harlem before joining Boston Ballet, where she has been promoted to the top rank of principal.

#black-people, #boston-ballet, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #fentroy-chyrstyn

2021’s Bespoke ‘Nutcracker’ at City Ballet Meant Costume Changes

After the pandemic pause, nearly 130 costumes had to be remade for a cast that’s older and taller. Built in? Ways to adjust them back down in size.

#dancing, #fashion-and-apparel, #happel-marc, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #parsons-meares-ltd, #the-nutcracker-ballet

The Breakout Stars of 2021

In a year that offered glimmers of hope across the world of arts, these performers and creators rose to the occasion.

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Broadway Is Canceling Shows Due to Positive Covid Tests

Broadway, where cancellations were once vanishingly rare, has seen a raft of them as positive coronavirus tests among cast and crew members have upended productions.

#actors-equity-assn, #ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #aint-too-proud-the-life-and-times-of-the-temptations-play, #aladdin-play, #broadway-league, #chicago-play, #chickenbiscuits-play, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #freestyle-love-supreme-music-group, #harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-play, #little-shop-of-horrors-play, #metropolitan-opera, #miranda-lin-manuel, #mrs-doubtfire-play, #new-york-city, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #st-martin-charlotte, #theater, #theater-development-fund, #theaters-buildings, #tina-the-tina-turner-musical-play, #tkts-booth-nyc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Witty Mastermind of Les Ballets Trockadero Comes Home

Peter Anastos returns to the comedic troupe he helped found for “Nightcrawlers,” a Jerome Robbins sendup at the Joyce Theater.

#anastos-peter, #dancing, #joyce-theater, #les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo, #nightcrawlers-ballet, #robbins-jerome

Nai-Ni Chen, Whose Dances Merged East and West, Dies at 62

Ms. Chen, who founded the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in 1988, died while swimming in Hawaii, where she was vacationing.

#chen-nai-ni-1959-2021, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #nai-ni-chen-dance-company, #taiwan

Marjorie Tallchief, Acclaimed Ballerina, Is Dead at 95

A versatile artist who performed with the Paris Opera Ballet, she was the younger sister of the famed dancer Maria Tallchief.

#balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #tallchief-maria, #tallchief-marjorie

Ailey’s New Secret Weapon: The Heroically Unmannered James Gilmer

His days as a ballet prince are in the past. Now this regal member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings his own drama to the stage.

#ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #gilmer-james

Exploring the Dimensions of Black Power at Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to New York City Center with stage premieres by Robert Battle and Jamar Roberts and a stunning “Lazarus.”

#ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #battle-robert, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #for-four-dance, #gilmer-james, #harris-rennie, #holding-space-dance, #lazarus-dance, #new-york-city-center-theater, #revelations-dance, #roberts-jamar

Mothers of Reinvention: The Lab Pivots as Studios Close

In a strategic feat of survival, the Lab, a Los Angeles dance studio stalwart, has transformed itself into a creative agency and “lifestyle brand.”

#calkins-carrie, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #lab-the-dance-co, #lalau-sienna, #los-angeles-calif, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ramirez-valerie-entrepreneur

Best Dance of 2021

A year of uncertainty was capped by a happy ending: a rush of performances this fall, including standouts by masters (Twyla Tharp) and breakout stars (LaTasha Barnes).

#ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #aunts-before-your-eyes-inc, #barnes-latasha-1980, #being-a-ballerina-the-power-and-perfection-of-a-dancing-life-book, #black-dance-stories-web-original-program, #brown-camille-a, #casel-ayodele, #charles-melanie-jean-baptiste, #dancing, #deadbird-dance, #emory-devynn, #evans-moriah-a-1979, #farrish-kayla, #herstory-of-the-universe-dance, #iridescent-dance, #larsen-gavin-1974, #michelson-sarah, #new-york-city-ballet, #paz-jimena, #roberts-jamar, #tanowitz-pam, #tharp-twyla, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #warren-charmaine

‘The Mood Room’ Review: 1980s Anomie, California Style

In Big Dance Theater’s new work, premiering at BAM Fisher, Annie-B Parson melds her sensibility with that of the Conceptual artist Guy de Cointet.

#big-dance-theater, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #dancing, #parson-annie-b, #the-mood-room-dance

A Choreographer Gives ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ a Makeover

In the postponed premiere of “Wednesday” at New York Live Arts, Raja Feather Kelly asks: “Who has the right to tell anyone’s story?”

#dancing, #jones-bill-t, #kelly-raja-feather, #new-york-live-arts, #theater, #wednesday-dance

As ‘Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians

Ballet companies are reworking the holiday classic partly in response to a wave of anti-Asian hate that has intensified during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #boston-ballet, #butler-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #discrimination, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #pacific-northwest-ballet, #race-and-ethnicity, #scottish-ballet, #the-nutcracker-ballet, #tulsa-ballet

Ballroom Takes Root in Colombia. But Who Is It For?

As the scene expands, so too have concerns about cultural appropriation and inclusion.

#black-people, #bogota-colombia, #colombia, #dancing, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Wakefield Poole, Pioneer in Gay Pornography, Dies at 85

He gave up a dance career to create a crossover, and now classic, hit film in 1971 that had both gay and straight audiences, and celebrities, lining up to see it.

#dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #fire-island-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #movies, #poole-wakefield, #pornography

This Year’s ‘Nutcracker’ Kids: Taller, Older and Savoring It All

The return of New York City Ballet’s holiday classic will look a little different this season, with children 12 and above and new costumes for the party scene.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #dancing, #happel-marc, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet, #stafford-jonathan, #the-nutcracker-ballet

‘Everything Went Black’: The Children Caught in a Christmas Parade Tragedy

A child died on Tuesday, and scores of other children were injured when an S.U.V. barreled through the parade on Sunday in Waukesha, Wis.

#dancing, #parades, #waukesha-wis, #waukesha-south-high-school-waukesha-wis, #waukesha-wis-holiday-parade-attack-2021

‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose Is Always Ready for Her Next Role

After dancing in ‘Hamilton’ and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg’s new musical adaptation, the actress has her sights on a part entirely her own.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #debose-ariana, #moreno-rita, #movies, #spielberg-steven, #theater, #west-side-story-2021-movie, #west-side-story-play

The Little Lad? Berries and Cream? Call It Performance Art.

Jack Ferver, the creator of a well-regarded body of dance-theater works, has also become a TikTok phenomenon because of a Starburst ad from 2007.

#dancing, #ferver-jack, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Twyla Tharp: ‘Each One of the Dances Is My Hope for a Perfect World’

In “Twyla Now,” a program of works featuring ballet stars and a youthful ensemble at New York City Center, Tharp merges the past with the present.

#baryshnikov-mikhail, #dancing, #fairchild-robert, #mearns-sara, #new-york-city-center-theater, #tharp-twyla, #twyla-now-dance-non-ballet

A New Kind of Native American Dance Troupe

Indigenous Enterprise is rooted in tradition but also has hip-hop influences, discernible in footwork, bounce and especially attitude.

#arizona, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #indigenous-enterprise-dance-co, #indigenous-liberation-dance, #native-americans, #phoenix-ariz

New York’s Irish Arts Center Upgrades to a ‘Flagship Hub’

The $60 million building in Hell’s Kitchen, which will present theater, dance, music and more, is scheduled to open in December.

#culture-arts, #dancing, #ireland, #irish-arts-center, #irish-americans, #new-york-city, #theater

Ballet Theater Gives the Stage to This Pianist’s Drag Persona

Lypsinka, the alter ego of John Epperson, a longtime pianist for Ballet Theater, will perform as part of the company’s inaugural Pride Nights.

#american-ballet-theater, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #epperson-john, #music, #transvestism

For This Artist, the Medium Is the Body

Cassils adds a dance piece to a body of multidisciplinary work that interrogates gender and the treatment of transgender people.

#art, #cassils-artist, #dancing, #human-measure-dance, #photography, #transgender-and-transsexuals

An Unassuming Prince Dons the Velvet Cloak at Ballet Theater

Thomas Forster, promoted to principal dancer during the pandemic, makes his New York debut in “Giselle” as the company returns to Lincoln Center.

#american-ballet-theater, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #forster-thomas-1986, #giselle-ballet

How ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Brought Step to the Met

The opera’s choreographer and co-director, Camille A. Brown, talks about the legacy of the African diaspora and influence of “School Daze” in her dances.

#black-people, #blanchard-terence, #brown-camille-a, #dancing, #fire-shut-up-in-my-bones-opera, #metropolitan-opera

Rising Out of the Pandemic, City Ballet Ushers in a New Era

The fall season comes to a close at New York City Ballet, with a flurry of farewells and new beginnings.

#angle-tyler, #chaconne-ballet, #dancing, #kowroski-maria, #la-cour-ask, #lafreniere-isabella, #lovette-lauren, #mejia-roman, #new-york-city-ballet, #opus-19-the-dreamer-ballet, #other-dances-ballet, #phelan-unity, #stafford-abi

Dancing Cheek to Cheek Again: New York’s Tango Scene Rebounds

The pandemic was disastrous for tango. But milongas are thriving around the city now, capped by the return of Queer Tango Weekend.

#dancing, #perez-walter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sardella-leonardo, #tango

Farewell to a Ballerina With Borscht Belt Humor and ‘Legs of Life’

Maria Kowroski, the reigning principal of New York City Ballet and the last company member to have worked with Jerome Robbins, takes her final bow.

#amaria-ballet, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #kowroski-maria, #new-york-city-ballet

An ‘Allegory for Our Times’: The Royal Ballet’s ‘Dante Project’

Wayne McGregor’s full-length work, a collaboration with Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean, opens at a moment of purgatorial relevance.

#ades-thomas, #art, #classical-music, #dancing, #dante-project-ballet, #dean-tacita, #mcgregor-wayne, #paris-opera-ballet, #royal-ballet, #watson-edward-1976

The Road Back: ‘How Am I Ever Going to Dance Again?’

We talked to three New York City Ballet dancers — Megan Fairchild, Jovani Furlan and India Bradley — in the months leading up to their return to the stage.

#bradley-india, #brazil, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #fairchild-megan, #furlan-jovani, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance

A Dance Show on a Cruise Ship? It’s Not What You Think.

These artists doubted Virgin Voyages would want what they had to offer. But their show, part revue, part night out at a club, is about to set sail.

#cruises, #dance-cartel, #dancing, #hitt-sunny-min-sook, #pinkleton-sam, #taj-ani, #untitled-danceshowpartything-dance, #virgin-voyages-virgin-cruises-intermediate-ltd

‘I Feel an Abundance’: A Composer Dips Into the Dance World

The choreographer Andrea Miller chose Lido Pimienta — “she’s a superstar” — to score her new piece for New York City Ballet. They talk about breaking new ground.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #gallim-dance, #miller-andrea-j-1982, #music, #new-york-city-ballet, #pimienta-lido, #sky-to-hold-dance

After a Choreographer’s Suicide, Ballet Confronts Tough Questions

Liam Scarlett killed himself after he was accused of misconduct. Now the dance world is grappling with the aftermath.

#dancing, #royal-ballet, #scarlett-liam, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Review: With Balanchine and Confetti, City Ballet Is Back

New York City Ballet opened its fall season on Tuesday with its first full-scale performance since the pandemic began. It felt like a rainbow.

#angle-tyler, #balanchine-george, #danchig-waring-adrian, #dancing, #fairchild-megan, #gordon-joseph-dancer, #koch-david-h-theater, #kowroski-maria, #la-cour-ask, #mearns-sara, #new-york-city-ballet, #serenade-ballet, #symphony-in-c-dance

Balanchine, the Teacher: ‘I Pushed Everybody’

He used to say he would be remembered more for his teaching than his ballets. The film “In Balanchine’s Classroom” provides a glimpse of that.

#balanchine-george, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hochman-connie, #in-balanchines-classroom-movie, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet

BTS Took Center Stage at the U.N. Over One Million Fans Watched Live.

The boy band’s seven members accompanied President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who designated them as special presidential envoy for future generations and culture.

#bts-music-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #general-assembly-un, #k-pop, #moon-jae-in, #music, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #united-nations, #youth

JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing on the Stars.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #dance-moms-tv-program, #dancing, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #siwa-jojo, #teenagers-and-adolescence