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Thursday, September 2, 2021

‘The Nutcracker’ Returns, With New Rules for Children by Javier C. Hernández

The surge of the Delta variant has prompted many dance companies to retool the holiday favorite. At New York City Ballet, there will be no performers under 12.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lincoln Center Hopes a $20 Million Donation Will Help Fuel a Revival by Javier C. Hernández

Eager for a comeback amid the pandemic, the center will distribute the gift to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Lincoln Center Names Shanta Thake as its New Artistic Leader by Javier C. Hernández

Shanta Thake, a theater executive, faces challenges that include helping the center embrace new genres and attract virus-wary audiences.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

City Ballet Dancer Caught in Texting Scandal Will Retire by Javier C. Hernández

Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer who was denounced by colleagues for sharing vulgar texts, will leave the company in May.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

China’s Communist Party Turns 100. Cue the (State-Approved) Music. by Javier C. Hernández and Joy Dong

A wave of nationalistic music, theater and dance is sweeping China, part of Beijing’s efforts to improve the party’s image and strengthen political loyalty.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Ballet Star and the Russian Magnate: A Feud Roils the Dance World by Javier C. Hernández

Natalia Osipova and the impresario Vladimir Kekhman, formerly known as Russia’s “Banana King,” once worked closely together.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Taiwan Was a Covid Haven for Performers. Then Cases Flared. by Javier C. Hernández

One of the few places where performances continued steadily for much of the pandemic has had to shut down theaters just as they are reopening elsewhere.

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