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These Photos of Ballerinas Eating Our Favorite Foods Are Making Us Hungry

These Photos of Ballerinas Eating Our Favorite Foods Are Making Us Hungry

These Photos of Ballerinas Eating Our Favorite Foods Are Making Us Hungry One of the biggest myths about ballet dancers is that they don’t eat. While we all know that, yes, there are those who do struggle with body image issues and eating disorders, most healthy dancers love food—and eat plenty of it to fuel their busy schedules. Luckily for us, they’re not afraid to show it: New York City Ballet principal Sterling Hyltin sorts ... Read More »

Astrid Varnay at 100

Astrid Varnay at 100 The great Swedish-American soprano would have been one hundred today. Her centenary is receiving considerably less hoopla than that of her compatriot Birgit Nilsson, which arrives on May 17. Indeed, as far as I can tell, it is receiving no hoopla at all. This is a pity, because Varnay was to my way of thinking the deeper, more substantial artist. I couldn't really construct a rational argument to contest the claim ... Read More »

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S.

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S.

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S. What does a superstar like Carlos Acosta do after bidding farewell to his career in classical ballet? In Acosta’s case, he returns to his native country, Cuba, to funnel his fame, connections and prodigious energies back into the dance scene that formed him. Because of its top-notch, state-supported training programs and popular embrace of the art of dance, Cuba is brimming with talented dancers. ... Read More »

Speaking ill of the dead

Speaking ill of the dead

Speaking ill of the dead “Get it over with already!” The Metropolitan Opera honored the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (four hundred and two years ago on Monday) with a revival of Bartlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. However, with a libretto that stunts Shakespeare’s genius dramatic structure, it was hard to see the opera as an appropriate homage. And that’s despite a capable cast and functional direction.  Jules Barbier and Michel Carré’s libretto ... Read More »

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of soprano Astrid Varnay.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vICgUdPS0k When Varnay was eight years old, Puccini’s opera Turandot premiered in Milan. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwJA1b2l7g Also today marks the Birthday anniversaries of bass Italo Tajo (1915), singer Ella Fiztgerald (1917) , soprano Irene Jordan (1919) and bass Fritz Hübner (1933). Happy 72nd birthday tenor Seppo Ruohonen, and 69th birthday mezzo-soprano Cynthia Clarey. Source: Music-2 Mehr ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College There’s so much more to the dance world than making and performing dances. Arts administrators do everything from raising money to managing companies to building new audiences. With the growing number of arts administration programs in colleges, dancers have an opportunity to position themselves for a multifaceted career on- or offstage—and to bring their unique perspective as artists to administrative work. Why Should You ... Read More »

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive these shoes are! Pro tip: The heel is centered under ... Read More »

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