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Fighting for Legitimacy, Ballerinas Resort to Rented Basements

Fighting for Legitimacy, Ballerinas Resort to Rented Basements

By Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts

WSN speaks to Camille Barbin and Catherine Devine, the faces behind the university's first ballet company, the NYU Ballet Collective.

Ballet Hispanico Examines Dance and Politics

Ballet Hispanico Examines Dance and Politics

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Exuding Latin American pride and a wealth of artistry, athleticism and heritage, Ballet Hispanico made its celebrated return to New York City last Tuesday, April 18 at the Joyce Theater. Under the direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the company presented a triple bill of transcendent works by female choreographers ...

Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Ballet has long been a highly esteemed art form, but it's long past time for its participants to start taking diversity seriously.

NYU Grad Takes Professional Stage

NYU Grad Takes Professional Stage

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Ailey 2 New York season premiere featured Tisch alum Jacoby Pruitt in its New Works program, which presented a musically complex and choreographically collective show.

Profound Drama by New York Theatre Ballet

Profound Drama by New York Theatre Ballet

By Maria Jose Lavandera, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The New York Theatre Ballet's latest presentation of their "Uptown/Downtown/Dance" series this weekend was characterized by impressive versatility and outstanding precision under even the tightest of financial and spatial constraints.

ABT and Royal Ballet School Showcase Talent at Skirball

ABT and Royal Ballet School Showcase Talent at Skirball

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Last weekend, the Skirball Center hosted the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and the Royal Ballet School in an awe-inspiring and "en pointe" night of grace and precision.

“All Balanchine” Ballet Preserves NYCB Legacy

“All Balanchine” Ballet Preserves NYCB Legacy

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

In a worthy tribute to their founding artistic director George Balanchine, the latest New York City Ballet showcase "All Balanchine" stuns and awes audiences with its dancers' skill and precision.

BalletCollective Goes Bigger, Better

BalletCollective Goes Bigger, Better

By Ryan Mikel, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

BalletCollective's recent show at NYU's Skirball Center was an exciting development within ballet, using principal ballerinas that both grew and honored the tradition of the style.

Giamatti as Nijinsky: A Legend Worthy of the Role

Giamatti as Nijinsky: A Legend Worthy of the Role

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Famed ballerina Vaslav Nijinsky's diaries were brought to something more than life on Monday night's reading by actor Paul Giamatti.

Vogue Spain Missed the Pointe

Vogue Spain Missed the Pointe

By Ali Webb, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The performing arts community, amongst other, did not react favorably to Spanish Vogue's latest editorial featuring Kendall Jenner in pointe shoes.

This Weekend: Three Ways to Enjoy the Warmer Weather

This Weekend: Three Ways to Enjoy the Warmer Weather

By Eva Luong, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Features

Keep boredom at bay this weekend with a ballet based on a fairy tale, great deals at sample sale and a delicious hot chocolate festival.

The Weekend: Nov. 20-22

The Weekend: Nov. 20-22

By Natalia Barr, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Features

Exciting events to check out this weekend.

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