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1 hr ago | Bride's Magazine

Behind-the-Scenes Video of Our American Ballet Theatre Photoshoot

It really couldn't have been more perfect: six stunning ballerinas in the esteemed American Ballet Theatre engaged at the same time. All of them, set to float down the aisle in their best costume yet - a wedding dress ! Naturally, we had to seize the moment, and, lucky for us , we were able to shoot all six dancers in dream bridal gowns.

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2 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Tokyo Ballet's 'Don Quixote' revels in its Russian roots

Based on an episode from the fancifully sprawling 17th-century Spanish novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes, it was originally choreographed by the Frenchman Marius Petipa, scored by Austrian composer Leon Minkus and premiered at the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1869. However, the basis for modern productions is a version of Petipa's original that was reworked by the Russian choreographer Alexander Gorsky and first staged at the Bolshoi in 1900.

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Related Topix: Arts, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, Moscow, Russia Travel, Dance

3 hrs ago | Town Topics

ARB Ballet Company's "Our Town" Has Many Princeton Connections

GROVER'S CORNERS: Mary Barton, shown here with Richard Kondras in the 1995 production of Philip Jerry's "Our Town" by American Repertory Ballet, coaches current dancers by relaying the late Mr. Jerry's direction "almost word for word."

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Related Topix: Arts, Rider University, Princeton University, Lawrenceville, NJ

3 hrs ago | Loquitur

Breaking down ballet barriers - Misty Copeland

Tutus, shiny satin shoes, grace and elegance are synonymous with ballet. Ballerinas are seen as lithe dolls that can make a string of pirouettes look effortless.

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4 hrs ago | Patch.com

Walnut Hill School Forms Partnership with Ballet School

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an independent boarding and day high school dedicated to the education of intellectually engaged young artists, and Ballet Austin today announced a strategic partnership to provide students and teachers of dance at both organizations expanded teaching, learning, and performance opportunities through shared resources, facilities, and professional expertise, including choreography. This is Ballet Austin's first formal partnership with an independent high school and underscores Walnut Hill's position as a leading institution for students aspiring to professional careers in dance.

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8 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

Firebird returns to Carolina Ballet as a sizzling season opener

Fletcher Opera Theater 2 E South St., Raleigh, 919-996-8700 www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com Through Sept. 28 Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird revolves around a magical bird that saves the day when the hero cannot do it on his own.

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9 hrs ago | Bournemouth Echo

Al Murray to African ballet: diverse line-up revealed for Lighthouse this autumn

CLASSIC comedy, African ballet and the Pub Landlord are some the highlights of the new autumn season at a theatre in Poole. A diverse array of shows is on at the Lighthouse from the start of October with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

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12 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Kidlington dancer Charlotte's in a winning lyrical spin

The Gosford Hill School pupil, from Kidlington, was one of the first to make it through to the British Theatre Dance Association finals in ballet and tap, and competed in the regional finals last weekend to secure her place for the lyrical and Greek categories. She said: "Lyrical is very floaty and elegant, you have to wear dresses and there are lots of leaps and spins in it.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

LA Weekly

The DIY Grind and L.A. Roots - of Atlanta Rap Star Makonnen

The sixth AxS Festival , themed Curiosity, represents the spot where art and science meet in contemporary culture. It's inspired by Pasadena's rich history of innovation in design and engineering, and its equally rich history of supporting modern and contemporary art.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Pasadena, CA, Theater, Arts, Livingston, CA

Hispanic Business

Montgomery Ballet names DuBose artistic director

As a choreographer, Foye has created works for . About his career, DuBose told the Advertiser in 2005, "I'm a teacher first and foremost.

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MLive.com

Local ballet student competes in prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition

A junior at Loy Norrix High School, Isabella Cowles spent her summer preparing for the Genee International Ballet Competition. The Genee will be held in Antwerp, Belgium September 18-27.

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NEWS.com.au

Double dream season for Adelaide ballet fans

THE Australian Ballet will bring two very different productions to Adelaide for back-to-back seasons next year to meet growing audience demand. Instead of the usual one show, it will remount former artistic director Maina Gielgud's acclaimed version of Giselle at the Festival Theatre from July 2-6, followed by The Dream, a triple-bill of works by the late British choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton on July 8 and 9. "Adelaide has become such a growing market for us in the last couple of years - we have added more performances and we've just had such a great response,'' said the company's current artistic director David McAllister.

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My FOX Chicago

Hotel employees take ballet class with Joffrey to improve skills

And now, if the JW Marriott in chicago has anything to say about it, you should expect to find it here too. The hotel has paired up with the Chicago-based ballet company to enhance their employees with the skills that transfer from a ballerina, to a server.

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Iol.co.za

World-class ballet in your backyard

JOBURG Ballet's production of La Bayadere is a triumph on various levels. Against all odds, this company has again persisted through the paucity of financial aid.

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Halifax Courier

VIDEO: Stars of ballet and TV waltz into Halifax to open dance school

Two of the ballet world's top stars were among the guests at the opening of a new dance academy in Halifax.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NEWS.com.au

A beauty for the ballet

KATIE Price said she struggled to choose a name for her daughter, but six weeks later, she's finally decided. And if you think it's bad, wait until to see the ones that didn't make the cut.

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BroadwayWorld.com

BALLETBOYZ Present theTalent 2014 at Linbury Studio Theatre, Now thru Sept 27

BalletBoyz are to present theTalent 2014 in a brand new triple bill at the Linbury Studio Theatre today, September 16-27 as part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, the contemporary arts festival curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery. Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, co-founders and artistic directors of BalletBoyz will present works by Christopher Wheeldon , Kristen McNally and Alexander Whitley .

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The Times of Trenton

Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop: 'A Place to Dance' opens in East Windsor

East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov joins members of council, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello and A Place to Dance owner Melanie Jones in opening the dance studio last month. EAST WINDSOR - Children and teens now have access to a new East Windsor studio to learn how to twirl their torsos, point their toes, stretch their arms and discover the art of dance.

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Related Topix: East Windsor, NJ, Arts, Island Heights, NJ

BroadwayWorld.com

American Ballet Theatre Launches YouTube Channel

American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Royal New Zealand Ballet NamesFrancesco Ventriglia New Director

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company's new artistic director. Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process.

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