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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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Monday, April 16, 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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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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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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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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