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Friday, February 26, 2021

Alexei Ratmansky: From Hibernation to Bubble Bernstein by Marina Harss

One of the busiest choreographers in ballet is back in the studio, thanks to bubble protocols. “For what I do, and for the language I use, the stage is needed,” Ratmansky said.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Transcendent Spirits: Lift 40 Voices and Dance by Marina Harss

Streaming highlights: the New York Chorale Society, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and City Ballet’s ‘Prodigal Son.’

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Juan Carlos Copes, Who Brought Tango to Broadway, Dies at 89 by Marina Harss

Mr. Copes, along with his partner María Nieves Rego, helped take tango out of the social club and make it an international craze. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Michelle Dorrance Makes Noise at the American Ballet Theatre by Marina Harss

Marina Harss writes about Michelle Dorrance, a tap innovator working with the American Ballet Theatre who wants to bring a little noise to ballet.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Dancing to Improve the World by Marina Harss

Buck and Boogz are idealists who want to bring dance to new audiences. Their stage show, “Love Heals All Wounds,” takes on contemporary social ills.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Basil Twist’s Fantastic Feathered World (With Tinsel and Berlioz) by Marina Harss

The musical puppetry of Mr. Twist’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” returning to HERE for a three-month run, blurs the line between eye and ear.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Spring Dance Preview: New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre’s Duelling Seasons by Marina Harss

The two big New York-based ballet companies perform at Lincoln Center, and Dance Theatre of Harlem returns.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Robert Fairchild: From God to Monster (and Choreographer) - The New York Times by Marina Harss

Not too long ago, Robert Fairchild played a young god — Apollo — at New York City Ballet. Now, just two months after retiring from the company to try his luck in musical theater, he find…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bill T Jones: legendary choreographer leaps into the unknown by Marina Harss

Springing from the New York avant-garde scene of the 70s, Jones has spent 40 years exploring narratives from Abraham Lincoln to Aids in dance. Now he’s turned to the work of WG Sebald – …

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Misty Copeland's success shows ballet leaping in the right direction by Marina Harss

For years, the ballet world has been overwhelmingly white, but Copeland’s well-deserved promotion will inspire legions of young people who feel excludedAfter much conjecture and a barrage …

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dancing as Juliet, Young and Old by Marina Harss

Ask any young female ballet dancer what role she’d most like to dance one day, and the answer is almost always the same: Juliet. “Swan Lake” may be the Mount Everest of the profession,…

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Joseph Brodsky, in a Song of Exiled Russians by Marina Harss

The dancer discusses the one-man show “Brodsky/Baryshnikov,” which layers poems by his late friend, the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

‘All That Jack (Cole),’ a Homage to a Forgotten Choreographer by Marina Harss

A Museum of Modern Art retrospective highlights 18 films featuring dance numbers by Jack Cole, a performance coach to Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Misty Copeland's success shows ballet leaping in the right direction by Marina Harss

For years, the ballet world has been overwhelmingly white; Copeland’s entirely deserved promotion will inspire legions of young people who feel excludedAfter much conjecture and a barrage …

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Man to Man by Marina Harss

Last week, the studios at American Ballet Theatre, in New York, were an island of quiet and peace, far from the news. Most of the dancers were still away, enjoying the third week of their po…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Save a Small Ballet School by Marina Harss

For Ballet School NY and the New York Conservatory of Dance, a looming eviction might also mean extinction.

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