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Thursday, May 26, 2022

New Effort Aims to Bring More Contemporary Music to Orchestras by Javier C. Hernández

An initiative by the League of American Orchestras will enlist 30 ensembles to perform works by six living composers, all of them women.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

City Ballet Plans Ambitious Season to Help Dancers Get Back Up to Speed by Javier C. Hernández

The company will present a mix of new and old works, including a full-length premiere to Aaron Copland by Justin Peck.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Brooklyn Academy of Music Plans a Global Season by Javier C. Hernández

The company’s spring offerings include the British choreographer Akram Khan’s “Giselle” and the Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

American Ballet Theater Plans a Return to Met Opera Stage by Javier C. Hernández

After repeated delays caused by the pandemic, the company plans to perform at the opera house next summer for the first time in three years.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

As ‘Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians by Javier C. Hernández

Ballet companies are reworking the holiday classic partly in response to a wave of anti-Asian hate that has intensified during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Cultural Center Opens in Chelsea, Aiming to Help Artists in Pandemic by Javier C. Hernández

Chelsea Factory will offer residencies in music, dance, theater and film at its 14,000-square-foot space in Manhattan.

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American Ballet Theater Taps Beyoncé Associate as Chief Executive by Javier C. Hernández

Janet Rollé, general manager of Beyoncé’s entertainment firm, will lead the dance company as it works to recover from the pandemic.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

At Bessie Awards, Dancers Gather to Celebrate Pandemic Art by Javier C. Hernández

The annual awards show recognized performers across a variety of genres, including hip-hop and flamenco.

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Brooklyn Academy of Music Plans a New York-Focused Season by Javier C. Hernández

In its first full season since the start of the pandemic, the organization will feature a mix of new and familiar works in dance and theater.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

‘The Nutcracker’ Returns, With New Rules for Children by Javier C. Hernández

The surge of the Delta variant has prompted many dance companies to retool the holiday favorite. At New York City Ballet, there will be no performers under 12.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lincoln Center Hopes a $20 Million Donation Will Help Fuel a Revival by Javier C. Hernández

Eager for a comeback amid the pandemic, the center will distribute the gift to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Lincoln Center Names Shanta Thake as its New Artistic Leader by Javier C. Hernández

Shanta Thake, a theater executive, faces challenges that include helping the center embrace new genres and attract virus-wary audiences.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

City Ballet Dancer Caught in Texting Scandal Will Retire by Javier C. Hernández

Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer who was denounced by colleagues for sharing vulgar texts, will leave the company in May.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

China’s Communist Party Turns 100. Cue the (State-Approved) Music. by Javier C. Hernández and Joy Dong

A wave of nationalistic music, theater and dance is sweeping China, part of Beijing’s efforts to improve the party’s image and strengthen political loyalty.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Ballet Star and the Russian Magnate: A Feud Roils the Dance World by Javier C. Hernández

Natalia Osipova and the impresario Vladimir Kekhman, formerly known as Russia’s “Banana King,” once worked closely together.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Taiwan Was a Covid Haven for Performers. Then Cases Flared. by Javier C. Hernández

One of the few places where performances continued steadily for much of the pandemic has had to shut down theaters just as they are reopening elsewhere.

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