Tag: houston ballet

When Can We Finally Talk About Why Boys In Dance Get Bullied?

According to the new documentary DANSEUR, 85% of males who study dance in the United States are bullied or harassed. A quote in the film from Dr. Doug Risner, faculty member at Wayne State University, states, “If this scope of bullying occurred in any activity other than dance, it would be considered a public health […]

Check Out These Dazzling New-and-Improved Productions of The Nutcracker

These four ballet companies refreshed their productions of the beloved holiday classic. ​Pacific Northwest Ballet School student Eden Anan as Clara. Photo courtesy of PNB. From 1983 to 2014, PNB had performed its own Nutcracker, choreographed by founding artistic director Kent Stowell, with scenic and costume design by children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. ​ […]

6 Ballet Instagrams Worth Following

@jamesbwhitesideWho: American Ballet Theatre principal James WhitesideFollowers: 96.6KWhat you’ll see: a lot of muscles and humor, with a healthy dose of cat photosWhat may surprise you: Whiteside moonlights as the drag queen Ühu Betch and pop singer JbDubs. @londonballerina Who: Royal Ballet principal Lauren CuthbertsonFollowers: 43KWhat you’ll see: beauty in the little things—nature, architecture, costume […]

A Festival for Forsythe

William Forsythe University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance hosts a series of events in honor of William Forsythe this month. Kaufman.usc.edu The series kicks off September 29–30 with a look at his creative process and presentation of his current work-in-progress, danced by USC students. October 14–16 events include a discussion with Forsythe’s […]

Four Outstanding DT Award Winners You Should Know About

Four incredible educators: Joanne Chapman, Claudio Muñoz, Pamela VanGilder and Kathleen Isaac foster their students’ love of dance, whether instilling artistry, offering rigorous training or giving special needs students an outlet through movement. Joanne Chapman Keeping it all in the family in Ontario If you’d told the teenaged Joanne Chapman that her future lay in […]

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