This death of legendary artist Prince shocked music fans worldwide this week. With numerous news items highlighting the eccentric performer’s various proclivities, an oft-overlooked aspect of his vast artistic understanding was a reverence and love for ballet.
Vienna's world-renowned concert venue, the Wolf Trap, has announced its summer 2016 concert program. On the docket of performances this year is a highly anticipated new Firebird ballet by the Handspring Puppet Company featuring the National Symphony as well as a resounding debut by ABT star Misty Copeland.
The sphere of ballet is often associated with seemingly emaciated, white ballerinas. As is the focus with the latest documentary about the world of dance--which premiered tonight, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. on PBS--ballerina Misty Copeland shows what racism pervades the landscape and how being a black woman contends what the art's aesthetic.
Misty Copeland is coming to Columbia SC and teaming up with SC native Brooklyn Mack for the benefit of both Columbia Classical Ballet and Columbia City Ballet. A fundraising luncheon for both companies will be held this March.
Misty Copeland's homecoming in San Pedro is yet another reflection of the dancer's outreach to young people and the arts. The jewel of the American Ballet Theatre, Ms. Copeland is singlehandedly reshaping the image of the arts from magazine covers to a $75,000 homecoming.
Having been named the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer, Misty Copeland embraces being called a "black ballerina." As she explains, it's central to her identity as a leading figure in dance.
One of Time's Top 100 Most Influential People of 2015, Misty Copeland has become a household name for ballet. With Stephen Colbert dominating the late night circuit, Copeland teamed up with Yo-Yo Ma to celebrate his 60th for a special performance of Bach's "Cello Suite No. 2."
The 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 20 this year and while the show is a night to celebrate television; many Broadway fans were intrigued from the start. Not only did the show make a bizarre 'Les Miserables' send-up for the hosts, but a slew of notable Broadway alums, such as Viola Davis and Uza Aduba, took home Emmys as well.
With the turn of the calendar to a new month, it means new shows will be debuting on Broadway. Of course, it also means the closing of a few more. As the start of September rolls around, the Broadway community will witness the final bows of three big Broadway productions: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Mamma Mia!,' and 'On the Town.' All three have been struggling to sell tickets for some time now. And as they do say, all good things come to an end.
Misty Copeland made headlines earlier in the summer by being named the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Now, she's commanding some of the highest prices on Broadway. Ever since the announcement that Copeland would take over for New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild in 'On the Town,' ticket prices on the secondary market have continually been on the rise.
Misty Copeland may be on a cloud of grandeur. But, now, her year is nearly bursting at the seams. After becoming the American Ballet Theatre's first ever black female principal dancer, as of recently she will make her Broadway debut in On the Town.
In light of the LGBT community's victory in the Supreme Court and the banning of the confederate flag from several large retailers comes another sign of progress in the United States. Misty Copeland, a dancing phenom, has risen to the highest ranks of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in all its 75-year history.
JEOPARDY! is not above featuring the celebrity echelon on its answer board. Last week, thus, the TV quiz show featured a category celebrating American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary.
On Friday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m. EST, THIRTEEN's 'American Masters Series' on PBS will premiere Ric Burns' new documentary,' American Ballet Theatre: A History.' THIRTEEN's own award-winning staff is joining forces with Emmy and Peabody-winner Ric Burns to create a new documentary about the American Ballet Theatre, in honor of the company's 75th anniversary. Classicalites, you're in for a glorious look at ABT over the last three-quarters of a century.
A most impressive feat for a generation as dancer Misty Copeland has made the cover of TIME magazine. The American Ballet Theater soloist was chosen as the publication's "100 Most Influential People."