Ballet

Balanchine's Mystery Woman

The dancer who might have set the course for 20th-century ballet

After the Soviet revolutions of 1917, the czar was gone but ballet remained. A fascinating history of how George Balanchine helped remake ballet for the people—and just who helped him do so.

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The International Olympic Committee recently voted to restore wrestling to the Olympic Games in 2016. One activity that’s never been put before the committee: ballet.

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The Crisis in Contemporary Ballet

How emotion left dance

It is mystifying to find choreographers today taking form so seriously but leaving feeling behind. Is this a slow trailing off from modernism or a misconceived tribute to the idea of abstraction, or is it the beginning of a new way of thinking?

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Steps, Steps, Steps

Ballet as a conservative art form.

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