Ballet

This photo provided by The Museum at FIT shows the “Dying Swan” tutu, head piece, and pointe shoes worn by iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, that are part of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The exhibit features 90 items, including ballet costumes, high fashion and athletic wear, or what we call today “athleisure.” (Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but. Worn by the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in her most famous role, the Dying Swan,...
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In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed "heART Couture" in Bucharest, Romania. Children with Down syndrome staged a fashion show and performed along a ballet ensemble, two milestone events for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Romania's social life, 30 years after the fall of communism following a violent uprising at the end of 1989.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
January 04, 2020 - 5:06 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social interactions. Recent shows in which children with Down syndrome had the starring roles illustrate how much that...
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Young dancers perform on stage during a rehearsal of Vladimir Issaev's rendition of The Nutcracker ballet on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 20 dancers of Venezuelan origin were playing various roles on a recent performance of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Some of these dancers are here seeking asylum after fleeing their crisis-torn nation, which is plagued by shortages of food and medicine. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 25, 2019 - 10:44 am
MIAMI (AP) — Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her native Venezuela descended into an economic crisis. On a recent night, Hernandez appeared on a South Florida stage in a burgundy gown for the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in a scene from "Cats." (Universal Pictures via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 7:09 pm
There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs, and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s forget the much-discussed “digital fur...
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Members of the national ballet of Cuba stretch while they watch a practice directed by Viengsay Valdes in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Valdes, the new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet, says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
December 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. In an interview with The Associated Press,...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, photo provided by the American Ballet Theatre, Herman Cornejo lifts Twyla Tharp during the curtain call of the celebration of Herman Cornejo's 20th Anniversary with American Ballet Theatre in New York. Cornejo has been a favorite of New York ballet audiences ever since he set foot on the American Ballet Theatre stage 20 years ago. (Kyle Froman via AP)
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October 28, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night full of balletic leaps, the most joyous came during curtain calls, when iconic American choreographer Twyla Tharp bounded into the arms of dancer Herman Cornejo to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the New York stage. Cornejo, a dashing figure with a mop of dark hair and...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Cuba's Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso receives the Star of the Century award from the Latin Music Institute in recognition of her contribution to ballet and culture, during a ceremony in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's national ballet has reported that Alonso has died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 17, 2019 - 3:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Lara Spencer attends the Forbes 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty in New York. Spencer has apologized for throwing some shade on Prince George taking ballet lessons. The “Good Morning America” host on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, said she “screwed up.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for her "insensitive" comments about Prince George taking ballet lessons. Spencer discussed the backlash against her comments Monday, saying she has learned the "bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance."...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved "Angelina Ballerina" picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, "Angelina Ballerina," comes out this month, with more reissues and new releases to follow. The series by...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SPELLING OF NAME TO CATAZARO - FILE - This May 24, 2017 file photo shows ballet dancer Amar Ramasar when he attended a screening at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, in New York. An arbitrator has ordered New York City Ballet to reinstate fired dancers Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts. The pair were named in a lawsuit by a former student at the company's affiliated school. City Ballet said it believes it was within its rights to fire the dancers but will abide by the ruling. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator has ordered the New York City Ballet to reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts. The arbitrator ruled Friday that the company should not have fired Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro in September. They were...
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