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Friday, September 8, 2017

Sewing secrets into every tutu by Sarah L. Kaufman

Costume designer Judith Hansen soothes artist nerves with silk and sequins.

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The rise of strong women: Jessica Lang, Wendy Whelan & lots of ballerinas by Sarah L. Kaufman

Watch for simplicity and grandeur — and a few hairy legs.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Christopher K. Morgan steps into big shoes at Dance Place by Sarah L. Kaufman

“We, as a field, have work to do,” says the new director.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

A timely view of Mexican art and identity in vintage works by Anna Sokolow by Sarah L. Kaufman

In July, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh presents “Frida” and tribute to muralist Siqueiros.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Washington Ballet unrolls a season of world premieres and masterworks by Sarah L. Kaufman

For 2017-2018: Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, live music and return to the Opera House

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dance Place taps Christopher K. Morgan as new director by Sarah L. Kaufman

Choreographer/teacher will replace longtime co-directors at vital Brookland arts center.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Juilliard School names former ballet star Damian Woetzel as president by Sarah L. Kaufman

Woetzel will be the first dancer to lead the prestigious arts institution.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Justin Peck, Misty Copeland curate ‘Ballet Across America’ series by Sarah L. Kaufman

For the first time, the Kennedy Center taps artists to program a showcase of regional dance.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The painful truth about those Noguchi stage designs by Sarah L. Kaufman

Think it’s a joy to work with the famed sculptor’s sets? Ask the Martha Graham dancers.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Washington Ballet leaps — with 4 can’t-wait-to-see programs — into grandeur by Sarah L. Kaufman

The ambition, variety and quantity of works make this a season of historic reach and significance.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mariinsky Ballet’s ‘Little Humpbacked Horse’ is rowdy fun at Kennedy Center by Sarah L. Kaufman

An energizing mix of magic and child’s play is instilled in Alexei Ratmansky’s folk tale.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

A show of virtuosos, ‘Swan Lake’ shimmers with strong women by Sarah L. Kaufman

With fouettes as liberation and Odette as action hero, American Ballet Theatre’s staging is right for these times.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Poetry in motion: Mariinsky Ballet brings Russian fairy tale to the stage by Sarah L. Kaufman

Alexei Ratmansky on storytelling through dance in “The Little Humpbacked Horse.”

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Triumphant ‘La La Land’ demonstrates the power of dance to tell a story by Sarah L. Kaufman

Choreography includes nods to such classics as “West Side Story” and “American in Paris.”

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

In Hollywood’s golden age, no dancer rivaled Debbie Reynolds’s high-stepping joy by Sarah L. Kaufman

Actress wasn’t trained as a dancer but outshone her “Singin’ in the Rain” co-stars.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

After 9,000 miles on a motorcycle, Ethan Stiefel had his ballet figured out by Sarah L. Kaufman

Former ABT dancer's new work, Julie Kent's first commission as director of the Washington Ballet, is set to premiere in May at the Kennedy Center.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Julie Kent heralds an elegant new era for the Washington Ballet by Sarah L. Kaufman

New director seizes the spotlight at 40th Anniversary Celebration with three wardrobe changes — and an announcement.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Julie Kent, sweeping the Washington Ballet forward by Sarah L. Kaufman

As the former ABT dancer readies the first program at her new gig, she eyes the details.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to disband in 2017 by Sarah L. Kaufman

Farrell, the former New York City Ballet star, plans to teach at expanded Kennedy Center.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

The stylish imagination behind Christopher Wheeldon’s “Cinderella” by Sarah L. Kaufman

The fall dance by the San Francisco Ballet features great minds and grand ambition.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

It’s hard to look like a swan when you’re doing a wolf turn by Sarah L. Kaufman

In the pursuit of points for difficulty, gymnasts fail to balance athleticism with artistry.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Bloody toes & besties: In summer, dancers get personal on Instagram by Sarah L. Kaufman

There’s no wider window onto a dancer’s life than Instagram. And in summer, they get personal.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Misty Copeland packs Wolf Trap with the power of love by Sarah L. Kaufman

American Ballet Theatre’s “Romeo and Juliet,” reminding us of tenderness in dark times.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Dancing Juliet: The power, stillness and pain of one of ballet’s greatest heroines by Sarah L. Kaufman

Three ballerinas reflect on what makes Juliet the role of a lifetime.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

ABT ballerina Xiomara Reyes to lead Washington School of Ballet by Sarah L. Kaufman

Another husband-and-wife team from American Ballet Theatre is moving to Washington.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

The American Ballet Theatre circles back to Wolf Trap after 31 years. by Sarah L. Kaufman

The ABT will return to Wolf Trap again this summer with ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Royal Swedish Ballet offers an innovative ‘Juliet and Romeo’: One for today by Sarah L. Kaufman

Mats Ek’s version honors its Renaissance source while tying it directly to our current world.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Mats Ek — the Swedish rebel choreographer who’s ‘allergic to pretty’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

As Royal Swedish Ballet prepares his “Juliet and Romeo,” Ek talks about what moves him.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Paul Taylor’s vintage works and classic joys by Sarah L. Kaufman

Works from 1970s and ’80s feature delight and mystery.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

From Washington Ballet Director Julie Kent, an all-star lineup in 2017 by Sarah L. Kaufman

On the agenda are works by Ashton, Ratmansky and Peck, as well as an Opera House debut.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

With ‘Bowie & Queen’ Washington Ballet brings solace to goodbye by Sarah L. Kaufman

The final program with Septime Webre as artistic director was bittersweet

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