After Thieves Run Off With Nutcracker Costumes, Festival Ballet Providence Finds Nick-of-Time Help

Festival Ballet Providence Nutcracker

Apparently, there’s a black market for Nutcracker costumes. Back in November, Festival Ballet Providence artistic director Mihailo Djuric found himself in a serious bind when a trip to the company’s storage facility in Pawtucket, RI, revealed that 57 costumes for its upcoming Nutcracker production had been stolen. Important items such as a Swarovski crystal-embellished SugarMore »

Kelsey Hellebuyck on Her New Life at Kansas City Ballet

Kelsey Hellebuyck isn’t afraid of new experiences. After dancing with Boston Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, she took a bold leap, joining Kansas City Ballet this fall. Pointe spoke with Hellebuyck about her new home before her KCB debut this weekend in Bruce Well’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   What has this move been like? I’ve already doneMore »

The “Show-Me” Director

“There’s always boxes of color to help with that,” says Kansas City Ballet artistic director Devon Carney when I ask him if the long hours in the studio are turning his hair gray. It’s November, and he’s creating the company’s new $2 million Nutcracker production. “I love it,” he says. “There’s nothing like making something thatMore »

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New Documentary on HBO Takes On the Bolshoi Ballet  From its eerie opening scene to its dramatic closing interview, Bolshoi Babylon—a documentary filmed in the aftermath of the 2013 acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin—creates a distinct sense of tension regarding the iconic company’s future. The dance footage and backstage access featured inMore »

Kansas City Ballet’s New Nut

This season, Kansas City Ballet will unveil its all-new Nutcracker, choreographed by artistic director Devon Carney. Carney has assembled an impressive team, including set designer Alain Vaës, costume designer Holly Hynes (who was the director of costumes at New York City Ballet for 21 years) and lighting designer Trad A Burns. The show will runMore »

Company Life: A Spotlight for Everyone?

For many professional ballet dancers, following the dream means a series of clear upward steps, from corps to soloist to principal. Until last year, you might have said that Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Alissa Dale was right on track.   A trainee with NBT in 2004, Dale got into the corps the next year and advancedMore »

On the Side: Angelina Sansone

Kansas City Ballet’s Angelina Sansone has a flair for drama, so when former KCB member Keelan Whitmore asked her to spend summer breaks working with his offbeat Quixotic Performance Fusion ensemble, Sansone figured she’d be a natural fit. What she didn’t figure was that she’d end up spending so much time in the air. KansasMore »