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Onstage and Online: Here Are Some Exciting Performances Happening in October

Autumn is officially here, and with it comes a slew of fall season openers. Check out some of the exciting world premieres, dancer debuts and streaming events happening in October. Live-Performance Premieres at Joffrey Ballet Joffrey Ballet’s Home: a Celebration runs October 13–24 at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House and features performances of works created during […]

8 Virtual Dance Performances to Watch in May

As we push into May, the ballet world presents another lineup of exciting digital performances. We’ve rounded up a few of the season finales, collaborations and special programs coming up this month. Check them out below! National Ballet of Canada Harrison James and Ben Rudisin in Jera Wolfe’s Soul. Courtesy NBoC This month, National Ballet […]

Netflix’s “Tiny Pretty Things” Faces Ballet Stereotypes Head-On

The pilot of Netflix’s dance-centric series “Tiny Pretty Things”—based on the YA novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton—will leave you breathless. It touches on, well, everything: love, murder, racism, competition, jealousy, girl cliques, sexual experimentation, eating disorders. And the intricate plot is propelled by equally breathtaking ballet sequences. Here are the basics of that […]

Defining and Refining Musicality: How to Tune In and Develop Your Artistic Voice

Ask a hundred people what musicality is, and you’re likely to get a hundred different answers. “Musicality is where an artist’s personality shines brightest,” says Smuin Contemporary Ballet member Ben Needham-Wood. For American Ballet Theatre soloist Skylar Brandt, “it’s what distinguishes one dancer from another. It helps me express myself more vividly and emotionally.” Teachers […]

Standout Performances of 2019: Audience Favorites

Over the past 12 days, we’ve been releasing our Standout Performances of 2019. Now, just hours before 2019 comes to an end, we’re sharing what our readers loved this year. We were flooded with responses, so we’re highlighting 10 of your submissions (plus an extra 15 honorable mentions). Read on for Pointe readers’ favorite companies, […]

Onstage This Week: Catherine Hurlin Stars in Joshua Beamish's Innovative @giselle, Traverse City Dance Project Takes NYC, and More!

Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. Joshua Beamish’s New Reimagining of “Giselle” Stars Catherine Hurlin September 5-7 marks the world premiere of Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY’s @giselle, a reimagining of the classic work set in the technological age. This new ballet, which looks at the famous story through the lens […]

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