Ballet

FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical "Chicago" at the 51st annual Tony Awards on June 1, 1997, in New York. Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2020 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager,...
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FILE - Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses for a photo with young dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest ballet scholarship competition, on April 18, 2019, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, "Porte Rouge" (Red Door). Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres this week. The event will treat ballet-starved fans to dancers from America’s top companies performing excerpts of classical ballets like “Romeo and Juliet, “The Nutcracker” and “Don Quixote.” (AP Photo/ Jocelyn Noveck, File)
December 14, 2020 - 4:53 pm
Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. As the months have gone by, dancers have worked hard to stay relevant,...
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This combination photo shows John Krasinski, from left, Dolly Parton and Christian Siriano. They are among those in the entertainment industry who took the initiative to make the best out of a challenging year. (AP Photo)
December 11, 2020 - 12:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. Some like singer Dolly Parton donated money to fight...
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FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
November 25, 2020 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters...
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This Sept. 24, 2020 photo released by CLI Studios, Inc. shows ballet dancer Tiler Peck during a portrait session. Peck, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, has curated a virtual evening of dance, "A New Stage," that begins streaming on Friday, Oct. 16. (CLI Studios, Inc. via AP)
October 16, 2020 - 12:32 pm
When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and keeping in touch with dance fans — she initially thought maybe 20 people would tune in. She was startled to discover that thousands of people were joining, from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, people walk by the Royal Opera House in central London. Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
October 05, 2020 - 1:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for...
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La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 27, 2020 - 9:25 am
MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...
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FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo shows Carnegie Hall in New York. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2020 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Carnegie said Thursday that all performances...
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Lilitha Jiphethu, 11, sings in her first language, Xhosa, inside her home in Orange Farm, South Africa, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. “I have a friend in Jesus. He is loving and he’s not like any other friend. He is not deceitful. He is not ashamed of us. He is truthful, and He is love.” (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 27, 2020 - 5:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavirus. A girl in Australia sees a vibrant future, tinged with sadness for the lives lost. A Rwandan boy is afraid the military...
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Indonesian dancer Nala Amyrtha performs during a video recording for '"Saweran Online" program on Indonesia Dance Network YouTube channel, at EKI Dance Company studio in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, May 14, 2020. Two Indonesian choreographers are helping fellow dancers who lost their jobs due to the new coronavirus outbreak in the country by setting up aYouTube channel as a platform where dancers, choreographers and dance teachers can perform, then receive donation from viewers. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
May 25, 2020 - 1:00 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Before the coronavirus pandemic arrived, 2020 seemed fated to be a great year for Siko Setyanto’s dance career: touring Germany and South Korea, performances in Indonesia, classes and more classes. Now this man in motion has spent more than two months holed up at home with...
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