Here’s how five dancers across styles approach their veganism, and the plant-based rehearsal snacks, sweet treats and meals that they love.
From new works to old traditions, here are four performances we have on our radar. Lost With You Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s Vanishing MélodiesSasha Onyshchenko, Courtesy BJM MONTREAL Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal plumbs the songbook of Patrick Watson for its latest creation. Vanishing Mélodies brings to life the memories of a lone woman waiting for a bus, […]
When you hear names like Maria Kochetkova, Sutton Foster and Robbie Fairchild, you immediately picture flashes of them as the fully-formed, phenomenal performers they are today. But even when they were kids, they had a glimmer of their future star power, giving a glimpse of what was to come. Thankfully for Instagram, we’ve got the […]
Robbie Fairchild’s new floral-design endeavor, boo•kay nyc, is proof that you can bloom even in a dry spell. While live performances are put on pause indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairchild is using the downtime to explore his entrepreneurial side and his passion for flowers. “I’m putting on my businessman hat and making things […]
New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala always gives us a chance to admire the dancers at their most glamorous, and this year was no exception. From premieres of new works by Lauren Lovette (paired with designer Zac Posen) and Edwaard Liang (with Anna Sui), to a sparkling rendition of Balanchine’s Symphony in C, to […]
After days spent rallying against “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer’s flippant comments about boys doing ballet, the dance world triumphed on Monday. Not only did Spencer issue a lengthy on-air apology, complete with an interview with Robbie Fairchild, Travis Wall and Fabrice Calmels, but over 300 dancers gathered outside of the “GMA” studios for […]
How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet
At 6:30 this morning, I exited the subway in Times Square and walked towards the group of dancers gathered outside the “Good Morning America” studios. The moment I entered the fray, any lingering early morning grogginess disappeared; the energy in the crowd was palpable. By 7 am, the time that “GMA” goes live to millions […]
"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start.
On this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America,” host Lara Spencer did what the dance community has been clamoring for since last Thursday, when her flippant comments about Prince George enjoying ballet lessons provoked widespread outrage: She apologized live on air. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am […]