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5 of the most romantic pas de deux in classical ballet

5 of the Most Romantic Pas de Deux in Classical Ballet

Classical ballets may vary in style, setting and plot, but one theme unites the most famous ballets: love. These five lovely pas de deux—French for “step of two”—are the ballet equivalent of a lacy paper valentine or heart-shaped box of chocolates: sweet, romantic, and perfect to enjoy around Valentine’s Day. The Balcony Pas de Deux […]

Liam Scarlett Suspended From The Royal Ballet Over Claims of Inappropriate Behavior with Students

Yesterday The Times reported that Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett has been suspended from the company since last August, following allegations of inappropriate behavior with students. The company brought in the employment firm Linda Harvey Associates to conduct an independent investigation, which is still underway. No findings have yet been made against Scarlett. […]

What It's Like to Take Ballet Class All Over the World

From Copenhagen, Denmark, to San Francisco, CA, a ballet student’s day starts the same way: with class. Ballet class is a given at schools around the world, but there is a myriad of differences—from the studios to the technique—between them. We decided to pack up our dance bags, grab our passports, and take a trip […]

What Inspires Choreographer Gemma Bond

Gemma Bond’s rise as a choreographer has been not meteoric but steady, characterized by constant creativity and commitment to her craft. Her style is informed by her dancing career—she performed in the corps de ballet of two of the world’s most renowned companies, the Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Because of this, she says, […]

A Natalia Osipova Documentary Is Hitting Theaters Tomorrow

You never quite know what’s going to happen when Natalia Osipova steps onstage—you know you’re in for something extraordinary, but the exact nature of what you’ll get is a mystery until it’s happening. It’s only fitting, then, that we would learn of Force of Nature, a new documentary following a year of the ballet superstar’s […]

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature

When American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that it would be adding Jane Eyre to its stable of narrative full-lengths, the English nerds in the DM offices (read: most of us) got pretty excited. Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel was created for England’s Northern Ballet in 2016, and, based on the clips that […]

ZooNation Versus The Royal Ballet: Dance Battle Edition

Pick one, if you can: Fierce hip hoppers or poised ballet dancers. There’s really no way to choose, is there? And this dance battle between Royal Ballet principal Steven McRae and ZooNation dancer Turbo doesn’t really help. Both companies perform a version of Alice in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House in London. The Royal […]