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Friday, July 12, 2019

At Wolf Trap, a ‘Swan Lake’ with streaks of light by Sarah L. Kaufman

Hee Seo and Cory Stearns lead American Ballet Theatre’s three-night series.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Amid upheavals, there’s good news in Hong Kong: Its ballet thrives  by Sarah L. Kaufman

Under the rebranding efforts of former Washington Ballet head Septime Webre, subscriptions spike and shows sell out.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Washington Ballet let Brooklyn Mack go. The popular dancer landed at the Metropolitan Opera House. by Sarah L. Kaufman

What it’s like to go from jobless dancer to starring with American Ballet Theatre.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women. by Sarah L. Kaufman

As the show about New York’s trans ballroom culture enters Season 2, here’s what the emphasis on self-presentation and voguing means.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

In a Ballet Across America world premiere, even the piano dances by Sarah L. Kaufman

The surprisingly agile instrument is the focus of Pam Tanowitz’s charming “Gustave Le Gray No. 1,” for Miami City Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America, a women’s movement by Sarah L. Kaufman

Dance Theatre of Harlem opened this series with works by female choreographers and musicians.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Why Roger Federer is the most graceful athlete of our time by Sarah L. Kaufman

A dance critic on the pleasures of watching the elegant tennis star, who belongs equally to the realm of aesthetics as to sports.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The dancing, not the words, speaks the loudest in Lucky Plush’s ‘Rooming House’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

Agile, easygoing moves are the hallmark of the Chicago troupe’s dance-theater work at the Kennedy Center.

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Rudolf Nureyev lived a life packed with drama. But turning it into a movie was no easy thing. by Sarah L. Kaufman

“White Crow” director Ralph Fiennes says the dancer’s story resonates with his own artistic quest. 

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Washington Ballet names new top executive by Sarah L. Kaufman

Michael Pastreich, 52, has led the Florida Orchestra for past 11 years.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Everyone needs an editor, even choreographers. Now, they’re finally welcoming more voices in the studio. by Sarah L. Kaufman

“A lot of times, I’m just someone for the choreographer to talk to,” says dance dramaturge Clare Croft.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Bringing Suzanne Farrell back into the New York City Ballet studios is a step in the right direction by Sarah L. Kaufman

Fired by Peter Martins in 1993, the former prima ballerina and Balanchine muse is now coaching dancers in “Diamonds.”

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

An 18-year-old new ballet star salvages an outmoded tale of pirates, slaves and stereotypes by Sarah L. Kaufman

Mariinsky Ballet's “Le Corsaire” is at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The ballet dancers dived into the ball pit. That’s when the evening really took off. by Sarah L. Kaufman

Works by McIntyre, Stiefel and Genshaft end Washington Ballet’s season on a high note.

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Lies, drugs, cheating and all that jazz: Nicole Fosse opens up about her famous Broadway parents by Sarah L. Kaufman

New FX show explores the relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

It’s hit or miss for New York City Ballet in first Kennedy Center program under new directors by Sarah L. Kaufman

Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan took the rare step of addressing the audience before a program of Balanchine, Robbins and Reisen.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Bill T. Jones reveals the power of the human spirit in dance, music and text by Sarah L. Kaufman

First part of “Analogy Trilogy” at the Kennedy Center uses innovative storytelling to depict a Jewish nurse’s heroism.

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Who really controls Balanchine’s ballets? The dance world deserves to know.  by Sarah L. Kaufman

Legal action against the Balanchine Trust puts a spotlight on the fragility of choreography.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018’s best dance: A year when human warmth burned brightly by Sarah L. Kaufman

New York City Ballet and Nederlans Dans Theater were among the companies illuminating the best in us.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Muddy bodies and dusty beauty in Deborah Colker’s ‘Dog Without Feathers’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

In Kennedy Center performance, Brazilian dance company evokes the mangroves and creatures of the Capibaribe River.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

In wake of suit against New York City Ballet, audiences and funders should demand answers  by Sarah L. Kaufman

Three dancers are out, but claims of sexual degradation and a toxic environment must trigger a broader reckoning. 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dancing dads are the new darlings of social media. Here’s why we need more of them. by Sarah L. Kaufman

Father dancing for his sick child is the opposite of embarrassing; it’s beautiful.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Take in a dance-inspired museum exhibit, and museum-inspired dance by Sarah L. Kaufman

Fill your dance card at no charge at the Hirshhorn. Plus, a formal show that won’t break the bank.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Jerome Robbins revolution: He found his angels on the Manhattan streets by Sarah L. Kaufman

The common man and common woman got their due in the New York City Ballet’s tribute program performed at the Kennedy Center.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Turmoil continues even after New York City Ballet chief hands in resignation by Sarah L. Kaufman

Peter Martins faces a new DWI charge as well as misconduct allegations.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes resigns amid misconduct investigation by Sarah L. Kaufman

The unspecified allegation does not involve “the ABT community,” board chair says.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What’s it like to dance ‘The Nutcracker’? It’s a marathon of pain. by Sarah L. Kaufman

Corns, sickness, kids having accidents. But the real killer is the fake snow.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

New York City Ballet leader to take leave amid sexual, violence allegations by Sarah L. Kaufman

Peter Martins, heir to Balanchine, denies claims.

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2017’s best dance: The year when powerful women seized the spotlight by Sarah L. Kaufman

Great moments onstage from Julie Kent, Tiler Peck, Carmen de Lavallade and others.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Red Shoes’: Lovely when focused on what he knows best by Sarah L. Kaufman

The film adaptation is beautifully danced and well-designed, but the storytelling stumbles.

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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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