Posts Tagged ‘ballerina’

December 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Jacob’s Pillow Four-Season Studio
❱ Gift Leads to Doctoral Program in Dance Education
❱ It’s Good to Be the Ballerina Boss
❱ Hip-Hop Arrives at NYPL

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August 2016 | Moving Images

Videos of note (new and not)
1. A Ballerina’s Tale
2. The Winter’s Tale
3. Focused: Creative Youth in the Empire State
4. Jardi Tancat

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November 2015 | Page Turners

Books of note (new and not)
1. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
2. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (3rd revised ed.)
3. Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet
4. Ballet Shoes

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July 2015 | Page Turners

Books of note (new and not):

1. Swine Lake
2. Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers
3. Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2nd ed.)
4. Shall We Dance? The True Story of the Couple Who Taught the World to Dance

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May-June 2015 | Page Turners

Books of note (new and not):
1. Giraffes Can’t Dance
2. Dance + Fashion
3. To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel
4. Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

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October 2013 | FYI

  What’s up in the dance community Old Pointe Shoes Find New Life When Cary Ballet Conservatory dancers need a bit of artistic inspiration, all they have to do is look up. Hanging in the North Carolina school’s foyer is a mobile made of 164 pointe shoes. “It’s such a beautiful piece, like a jeweled…

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May-June 2013 | Ballet Scene | Passing It On

George Balanchine once referred to Kyra Nichols as a “slow-baked potato” in her career trajectory. Nichols, who danced with New York City Ballet for 33 years, says it took her a while to absorb Balanchine’s ideas and technique. But from the spectators’ standpoint, once she did, the results were phenomenal. And today it’s evident, when watching her work in the studio, that she possesses empathy for all students, including those who are slow to develop. She’s patient but insistent.

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January 2013 | Ballet Scene | Moving With the Mouse

Angelina Ballerina may be an 8-year-old British mouse at Camembert Academy, but she’s already an astute businesswoman and a worldwide celebrity. And now she’s branching out into the dance world. As of September 2012, 117 dance studios in the United States and Canada have signed on to the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy program, targeted at children ages 3 to 6.

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A Ballerina’s Gift

I was exhausted and wanted nothing more than a hot bath and bed, but something kept me from brushing this girl off. All I had left were my warm-up shoes—de-shanked and shabby—but on impulse I dug into my ballet bag, pulled them out, and offered them to her. The huge smile that instantly transformed her face brought a smile to mine as well, and I asked for her sister’s name so I could sign the shoes.

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