Yvonne Mounsey, who danced major roles for George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins with the New York City Ballet in the 1950s and went on to found an influential West Coast ballet school, has died. She was 93.
When dancers of the New York City Ballet grace the stage at Lincoln Center for this year's fall gala Thursday night, they'll be wearing extraordinary costumes by Valentino _ and not many people can say that these days.
Edward Villella, the artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, has abruptly left the company after nearly a year of financial struggles and management shake-ups that threatened to overshadow the troupe he founded and built into an internationally recognized company.
Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs are of some of the most epic events of the last century, beautifully printed in black-and-white. The vast majority of those gelatin silver prints were made by one man between 1967 and 1997. He was Voja Mitrovic, a master printer at Paris' celebrated Picto photo lab.
If you've ever seen choreographer Matthew Bourne's version of "Swan Lake," you already know his birds aren't the usual delicate, fluttery ballet swans.
If you've ever seen choreographer Matthew Bourne's version of "Swan Lake," you already know that his birds aren't the usual delicate, fluttery ballet swans.
For so many American kids, it's their first _ and sometimes only _ exposure to ballet: A holiday performance of "The Nutcracker," that classic tale of a little girl's dreamlike encounters with battling mice and toy soldiers, a dashing prince, a growing Christmas tree and a land of sweets.
The American Ballet Theatre has returned to Moscow for the first time since the 1960s and the first time since the defection of Mikhail Baryshnikov, who left Russia's famed Bolshoi Theatre to bring his luminous star power to the U.S. ballet company.
When it comes to praise, dancers often find their contributions taking a back seat to the buzz about the latest choreographic offerings. In 2007, however, the spotlight beamed on dancers whose incandescent performances left an indelible impression.