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The School of American Ballet Docuseries “On Pointe” Is Coming to Disney+

We've been dying to hear more about "On Pointe," a docuseries following students at the School of American Ballet, since we first got wind of the project this spring. Now—finally!—we know where this can't-miss show is going to live: It was just announced that Disney+, the new streaming service set to launch November 12, has ordered the series.


Otherwise, "On Pointe" remains fairly mysterious. We've heard that there will be six episodes, following a year in the life of a group of SAB students, including their prep for New York City Ballet's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. We know that its crew got unprecedented access to SAB, and that its producers include bold-faced names like Ron Howard. We know that this most recent news puts "On Pointe" in excellent dance company, since Disney+ is also home to the much-anticipated "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series."

All of which to say we're still very much hoping "On Pointe" will fill the "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in our hearts. (Pretty, pretty please!)

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What It Was Like When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was in the Audience—or Backstage

The 27 years that Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent on the U.S. Supreme Court were 27 years that she spent as one of Washington, D.C.'s most ardent, elegant and erudite supporters of the performing arts. The justice, who died on September 18 of metastatic cancer, was also an avid cultural tourist, traveling to the Santa Fe and Glimmerglass operas nearly every summer, as well as occasionally returning to catch shows in her native New York City.

Ginsburg's opera fandom was well known, but her tastes were wide-ranging. Particularly in the last 10 years of her life, after Ginsburg lost her beloved husband, Marty, it was not unusual for the petite justice and her security detail to be spotted at theaters several nights a week. She saw everything, from classic musicals to serious new plays, plus performances that defied classification, like Martha Clarke's dance drama Chéri, with Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, which toured to the Kennedy Center in 2014.

To honor Ginsburg, Dance Magazine asked three dance artists whose performances the justice attended to recall what Ginsburg meant to them.

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