A trio of new ballet books offer messages of inclusion and acceptance that both celebrate ballet and acknowledge some of its problems.
Book Review: “With Ballet in My Soul” — The Vicissitudes of an Impresario
Eva Maze drops names and paints a heady picture of the high life, but she does so with the disarming charm that permeates most of her memoir.
Fuse Dance Book Review: “The Ballet Lover’s Companion” — One Way of Looking at it
Zoë Anderson’s volume aims to give readers a handy way to discern the most influential ballets from among the confusing proliferation that we find in today’s repertory.
Dance Feature: Jacob’s Pillow Archive — Rebooted
Jacob’s Pillow’s revamped archive is a sort of museum as well as a library. A catalogue of the holdings is in the works. .
Dance Commentary: Misty Copeland, Ballet, and Race
Tomorrow, Misty Copeland will be American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American ballerina to perform the lead role in Swan Lake in New York City.
Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre’s Eye-Popper of a “Sleeping Beauty”
Few companies can do pageantry quite like ABT, buoyed by its vast resources as well as on this occasion the company’s desire to celebrate its 75th anniversary with panache.
Dance Review: If the Shoe Fits — Boston Ballet’s “Cinderella”
Boston Ballet is showcasing a number of its ballerinas in the title role of Cinderella.
Film Interview: “Secundaria” — Learning the Art of Ballet in Cuba
UPDATE: “Secundaria” will screen this Friday as part of BU’s Cinematheque series on Friday, September 13, 7 p.m. Boston University,
Fuse Dance News: Frederic Franklin — A Legend Passes
Frederic Franklin was the repository of much of the tradition of 20th century ballet, and he carried on these values by personifying the essence of the genre.
Fuse News: What NPR’s Obit of Balanchine Ballerina Maria Tallchief Missed
Maria Tallchief forever changed the idea of what it meant to see America dancing.