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Friday, November 22, 2019

Cheap wine and cheese puffs are only the beginning of this ‘Happy Hour’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

Monica Bill Barnes & Company performance is part dance performance, part vaudeville act.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Washington Ballet opens its new season with three eye-catching, yet incomplete premieres by Sarah L. Kaufman

The company performs new works by Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham at Harman Hall.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Janet Jackson hired her as a backup dancer. Instagram made her a star. by Sarah L. Kaufman

How teenagers Kidathegreat, Kaycee Rice, Taylor Hatala and others are changing how we see and think about dance in the digital age.

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Touring with a star used to be a dancer’s dream. Now it’s all about getting social media followers. by Sarah L. Kaufman

How teenagers Kidathegreat, Kaycee Rice, Taylor Hatala and others are changing how we see and think about dance in the digital age.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Parents, you’re enrolling your little ones in the wrong kind of dance class by Sarah L. Kaufman

The best choice? A box of scarves. And no rules.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mariinsky Ballet’s ‘Paquita’: Glittering dancing but a skimpy story by Sarah L. Kaufman

Viktoria Tereshkina dazzles in the three-hour ballet, yet its plot doesn’t merit such a long exploration.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

‘Merce Cunningham at 100’: Beautiful but missing a spark by Sarah L. Kaufman

Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine performs “Beach Birds” and “BIPED” at the Kennedy Center.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

The crazy, joyful, uninhibited moves of the choreographer who is changing how we see dance by Sarah L. Kaufman

Ryan Heffington, who created the moves in “Chandelier” and the “Transparent” musical finale, wants to shake your world. And you.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

‘Cats’ the musical proves again it has way more than nine lives by Sarah L. Kaufman

Powerfully sung and flashy, the touring version of the 2016 Broadway revival is at the Kennedy Center through Oct. 6.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bob Dylan, bare-chested swans, a dancer in her 80s: Two unorthodox ‘Swan Lakes’ for today by Sarah L. Kaufman

Michael Keegan-Dolan and Matthew Bourne knock the classical ballet sideways.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Lara Spencer apologizes for ridiculing Prince George and ballet, but the damage has been done by Sarah L. Kaufman

The ‘GMA’ host’s remarks last week were just the latest in a string in the bullying of boys who dance.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

How sign-language interpreters convey the raw emotion of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

“That’s the beauty of ASL — there are so many ways to represent words in the hands and the face.”

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Friday, July 12, 2019

At Wolf Trap, a ‘Swan Lake’ with streaks of light by Sarah L. Kaufman

Hee Seo and Cory Stearns lead American Ballet Theatre’s three-night series.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Amid upheavals, there’s good news in Hong Kong: Its ballet thrives  by Sarah L. Kaufman

Under the rebranding efforts of former Washington Ballet head Septime Webre, subscriptions spike and shows sell out.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Washington Ballet let Brooklyn Mack go. The popular dancer landed at the Metropolitan Opera House. by Sarah L. Kaufman

What it’s like to go from jobless dancer to starring with American Ballet Theatre.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women. by Sarah L. Kaufman

As the show about New York’s trans ballroom culture enters Season 2, here’s what the emphasis on self-presentation and voguing means.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

In a Ballet Across America world premiere, even the piano dances by Sarah L. Kaufman

The surprisingly agile instrument is the focus of Pam Tanowitz’s charming “Gustave Le Gray No. 1,” for Miami City Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America, a women’s movement by Sarah L. Kaufman

Dance Theatre of Harlem opened this series with works by female choreographers and musicians.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Why Roger Federer is the most graceful athlete of our time by Sarah L. Kaufman

A dance critic on the pleasures of watching the elegant tennis star, who belongs equally to the realm of aesthetics as to sports.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The dancing, not the words, speaks the loudest in Lucky Plush’s ‘Rooming House’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

Agile, easygoing moves are the hallmark of the Chicago troupe’s dance-theater work at the Kennedy Center.

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Rudolf Nureyev lived a life packed with drama. But turning it into a movie was no easy thing. by Sarah L. Kaufman

“White Crow” director Ralph Fiennes says the dancer’s story resonates with his own artistic quest. 

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Washington Ballet names new top executive by Sarah L. Kaufman

Michael Pastreich, 52, has led the Florida Orchestra for past 11 years.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Everyone needs an editor, even choreographers. Now, they’re finally welcoming more voices in the studio. by Sarah L. Kaufman

“A lot of times, I’m just someone for the choreographer to talk to,” says dance dramaturge Clare Croft.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Bringing Suzanne Farrell back into the New York City Ballet studios is a step in the right direction by Sarah L. Kaufman

Fired by Peter Martins in 1993, the former prima ballerina and Balanchine muse is now coaching dancers in “Diamonds.”

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

An 18-year-old new ballet star salvages an outmoded tale of pirates, slaves and stereotypes by Sarah L. Kaufman

Mariinsky Ballet's “Le Corsaire” is at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The ballet dancers dived into the ball pit. That’s when the evening really took off. by Sarah L. Kaufman

Works by McIntyre, Stiefel and Genshaft end Washington Ballet’s season on a high note.

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Lies, drugs, cheating and all that jazz: Nicole Fosse opens up about her famous Broadway parents by Sarah L. Kaufman

New FX show explores the relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

It’s hit or miss for New York City Ballet in first Kennedy Center program under new directors by Sarah L. Kaufman

Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan took the rare step of addressing the audience before a program of Balanchine, Robbins and Reisen.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Bill T. Jones reveals the power of the human spirit in dance, music and text by Sarah L. Kaufman

First part of “Analogy Trilogy” at the Kennedy Center uses innovative storytelling to depict a Jewish nurse’s heroism.

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Who really controls Balanchine’s ballets? The dance world deserves to know.  by Sarah L. Kaufman

Legal action against the Balanchine Trust puts a spotlight on the fragility of choreography.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018’s best dance: A year when human warmth burned brightly by Sarah L. Kaufman

New York City Ballet and Nederlans Dans Theater were among the companies illuminating the best in us.

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