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  • Talking to Justin Peck about 'New Works,' and what he thinks of Joffrey

    Talking to Justin Peck about 'New Works,' and what he thinks of Joffrey
    The stakes are high but the mood is often light as "it" choreographer Justin Peck, 27, conducts a rehearsal in a Joffrey studio. Two dancers, moving gingerly in what he terms the "sisters' duet" of "In Creases," seem troubled by the partnering. What's up?...
  • Gilberto Gil's long, strange trip

    Gilberto Gil's long, strange trip
    It's nearly impossible to think of Brazilian music without thinking of Gilberto Gil. He helped shape Brazilian popular music through the Tropicalia movement. He went from being a political prisoner in the 1960s to a politician in the 2000s. And he's...
  • Gronkowski parties like rock star in offseason of frivolity

    Rob Gronkowski has perfected how to party like a rock star. He tried to jam like one this month at a video game event — his latest pit stop in an offseason stuffed with bashes, dancing, and even acting — and strummed a few chords on guitar in...
  • First Rehearsal Tonight

    First Rehearsal Tonight
        I meet my professional partner tonight for Dancing With the Lehigh Valley Stars and find out what kind of dance I'll perform badly.    It will be a full week of activity that will include rehearsals every night and a group appearance on WMFZ Channel...
  • $20 million campaign to expand Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

    The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater says it's two-thirds of the way toward raising $20 million to expand a school for aspiring dancers and, hopefully, help sustain the arts group for decades. The ballet plans to break ground on a 14,000-square-foot annex to...
  • CRIS Gala Draws A Sold-Out Crowd At Bond Ballroom

    CRIS Gala Draws A Sold-Out Crowd At Bond Ballroom
    The buzz even before the dancers stepped onto the floor at the Bond Ballroom Saturday was that there were a couple of amateur contestants in the CRIS "Dancing With the Stars" dance-off who were going to be doing a lot more on the floor than just "Stayin...
  • Lehigh Valley 'stars' compete in ballroom dancing to benefit the Freddy Awards

    Six Lehigh Valley notables are defined by their talent in their chosen professions, but when they step onto the dance floor in front of a large crowd, there is no telling what the audience will see. And that's kind of the point. The State Theatre...
  • In 'Neel,' Indian dance gets tangled up in blue

     In 'Neel,' Indian dance gets tangled up in blue
    Hindu mythology meets identity politics in Ananya Dance Theatre's "Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming." Though undeniably passionate in its social and political aims, this Minneapolis-based dance-theater group provides mixed results. "Neel" means...
  • Out of the Blue: Diary of a Mad Drummer

    Out of the Blue: Diary of a Mad Drummer
    Second of two parts. The afternoon sun was highlighting the cavalcade of colorful flags at Aliso Beach. A man had come all the way from L.A. and planted a perimeter of international flags around the drum circle. To promote peace. But not much of a...
  • The art and science of hockey bench management

     The art and science of hockey bench management
    It is a ballet. And a kind of speed chess. It has a basic pattern. But it also has improvisation, created by the coaches' tactical decisions. It has straightforward movement and seemingly chaotic swirl. Bodies leap over boards or race in and out of...
  • For black dancers, it's unequal footing

    For black dancers, it's unequal footing
    As long as there have been ballet companies in the United States, African-American boys and girls have been discouraged from having Sugar Plum Fairy fantasies and "Nutcracker" dreams. They were told they weren't born with the right bodies to form the...