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"Flesh and Bone" Has Started Filming

We’ve been hearing the hype for months now: Starz network will air a new ballet drama “Flesh and Bone” sometime in 2015. While I’m estatic that dance is coming back to television after the fall of “Bunheads” and “Breaking Pointe,” I must admit that it’s hard to see some of our favorite dance stars leave […]

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McGregor on Mason As Monica Mason’s directorship of The Royal Ballet winds down, resident choreographer Wayne McGregor reflects on her achievements. Outgoing Royal Ballet artistic director Monica Mason, who will be succeeded by Kevin O’Hare this July, had been dubbed a “safe pair of hands” for the company because of her deep classical roots. But […]

Kiwis Become Wilis

Ethan Stiefel’s only been in charge of the Royal New Zealand Ballet for a year, but he’s already brought his signature pizazz to the company. The former ABT star is currently co-choreographing and producing a new Giselle with The Royal Ballet’s Johan Kobburg—and the rehearsals and performances are being recorded for an upcoming feature film. […]

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The Next Chapter Jenifer Ringer’s memoir, Dancing Through It, describes her struggles with eating disorders. New York City Ballet principal Jenifer Ringer never thought she’d write a book about herself. But after the fallout from New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay’s now-infamous 2010 comments about Ringer looking like she’d “eaten one sugar plum too many,” […]

Starz's Ballet Drama Has a Name—and Some Big Stars

It was nearly a year ago that Starz announced it was working on a scripted drama exploring “the dysfunctional underbelly of the ballet world”—and the network has been auditioning professional-level ballet dancers for months. Now we finally have more details about the television series. Titled “Flesh and Bone,” it will star former American Ballet Theatre […]

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Liam Scarlett’s New York Debut The Royal Ballet’s wunderkind makes his first work for NYCB. Soon after Liam Scarlett’s Viscera premiered at Miami City Ballet in January 2012, he got a call from New York City Ballet director Peter Martins. “I think a lot of directors were looking at that MCB piece as a test,” […]

The Secrets to a Great Partnership

What makes a great ballet partnership? To most of us, it seems to be some mysterious combination of sweat and magic.   Earlier this week, The New Zealand Herald posed the question to Gillian Murphy, who’s currently starring as Odette/Odile in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s tour of Swan Lake. She says commincation and diplomacy […]

Dancers On Assignment: The First Year

While many dancers dream of leading roles with a great ballet company, for most, the climb to the top is a gradual one that begins in the corps de ballet. In May, Pointe magazine advisory board member and master teacher Nancy Bielski spoke with three dancers in the midst of their first year as corps […]