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How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet

How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet

How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet At 6:30 this morning, I exited the subway in Times Square and walked towards the group of dancers gathered outside the “Good Morning America” studios. The moment I entered the fray, any lingering early morning grogginess disappeared; the energy in the crowd was palpable. By 7 am, the time that “GMA” goes live to millions ... Read More »

"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start.

"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start.

"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start. On this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America,” host Lara Spencer did what the dance community has been clamoring for since last Thursday, when her flippant comments about Prince George enjoying ballet lessons provoked widespread outrage: She apologized live on air. None “The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry,” ... Read More »

When It All Goes Wrong: 5 Dancers Share their Worst Performance Ever

When It All Goes Wrong: 5 Dancers Share their Worst Performance Ever

When It All Goes Wrong: 5 Dancers Share their Worst Performance Ever Sometimes it’s just not your night. You might have warmed up perfectly, sewn every superstitious stitch into your pointe shoes and reviewed your choreography until you could do it—and have, in fact, done it—in your sleep. But despite your best-laid plans, some performances are simply disastrous. You wipe out. You blank. You crash into other dancers. (Or scenery.) That’s not to say these ... Read More »

“Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume”

“Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume”

“Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume” On this day in 1920 in the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdilqeSsAYs Born on this day in 1915 soprano Gré Brouwenstijn. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppw0LBxzwL4 Happy 80th birthday mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn Killebrew. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qip87LNmBL0 Source: Music-2 “Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume” Read More »

By Lenny means necessary

By Lenny means necessary

By Lenny means necessary Born on this day in 1918 composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=422-yb8TXj8 //www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbT4i8VMtOk //www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXdq8BZORLU Today is the 80th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOUTDI9CvIg Happy 79th birthday bass-baritone José Van Dam. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjyhNQt1078 Happy 60th birthday soprano Ruth Ann Swenson. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md712C3ecu8 Happy birthday to soprano Karen Foster. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqmxMqXGhlk Source: Music-2 By Lenny means necessary Read More »

Wien disposition

Wien disposition

Wien disposition Following classic recordings documenting the work of Karl Böhm and Herbert von Karajan. Orfeo’s 150 Years Wiener Staatsoper box moves on to new releases that are seeing their first incarnation on an officially available disc. Although some of these operas can be sourced from pirate companies, Orfeo’s excellent remastering and pristine sound broadens the spatial dimension and the aural experience, even from those broadcasts that originate from the last decade. From 1988, one hears Vienna’s ... Read More »

Three sisters who are not sisters

Three sisters who are not sisters

Three sisters who are not sisters Dell’ Arte Opera Ensemble calls this summer’s final offering “Scenes from the Tower,” although the only actual tower on view appears in Act I of another of its presentations, Princess Maleine. The “Scenes from the Tower” evening is devoted to three operas composed by women, and the metaphorical tower is women’s sequestration from the opera stage. The “Scenes” include a complete performance of Cendrillon, an opera by the great ... Read More »

“We are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race”

“We are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race”

“We are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race” Born on this day in 1945 gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen and transgender pioneer Marsha P. Johnson. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADsuuPd79E Happy 63rd birthday director Francesca Zambello. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNNnOom9GhY Source: Music-2 “We are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race” Read More »

Michelle Dorrance's First Broadway Gig, Plus 9 Other Musicals We Can't Wait to See This Season

Michelle Dorrance's First Broadway Gig, Plus 9 Other Musicals We Can't Wait to See This Season

Michelle Dorrance's First Broadway Gig, Plus 9 Other Musicals We Can&039;t Wait to See This Season What do Percy Jackson, Princess Diana and Tina Turner have in common? They’re all characters on Broadway this season. Throw in Michelle Dorrance’s choreographic debut, Henry VIII’s six diva-licious wives and the 1990s angst of Alanis Morissette, and the 2019–20 season is shaping up to be an exciting mix of past-meets-pop-culture-present. Here’s a look at the musicals hitting Broadway ... Read More »

Fortunate sun

Fortunate sun

Fortunate sun “Open are the double doors of the horizon, unlocked are its bolts.” Bass Zachary James models his brand-new tattoo of the winged sun featured in the Philip Glass Akhnaten scenic design by Tom Pye. Zachary’s tattoo is by Kyle Fitzpatrick of Philadelphia Eddies Tattoo. The bass stars as Amenhotep III in the Metropolitan Opera&8217;s company premiere of Akhnaten on November 8. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6f9kdCULk8 Source: Music-2 Fortunate sun Read More »

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