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“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.

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All Things Considered

Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An International Ballet Star on the Dances That Inspire Him

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“David Hallberg Presents: Legacy” will offer a look at world-renowned ballet companies like The Mariinsky Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet as they perform rarely-seen contemporary works.

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All Things Considered

Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

Thursday, April 09, 2015

For the first time, two black dancers will star in a major American production of Swan Lake. NPR's Elizabeth Blair peeks behind the curtain to see why it has been so hard for ballet to diversify.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Risking Their Lives For a Dance Company in Iran

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A film about Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life in Iran to form a dance company.

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Do-Si-Don't: China To Regulate Outdoor Square-Dancing

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Older women in China are known to gather in public spaces and dance, but reports say the practice has gotten too loud and the neighbors are complaining.

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WNYC News

A Climate Dance Under the Whale

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Something unlike anything that has ever been done,” said choreographer Karole Armitage about her piece for the Ocean Life hall at the American Museum of Natural History.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

It's Never Too Late to Dance

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones stopped dancing in his 50s - and recently, did something radical. He created a dance based on John Cage's ideas about chance and randomness. He felt compelled to reinvent his career at this stage of his life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Six Decades of Dance, As She Remembers It

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Carmen de Lavallade, the 83-year-old dancer, talks about her life, career, and the New York premier of her latest performance. 

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You May Think You Can't Dance But Nepalis Will Make You Try

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Our Peace Corps correspondent discovers that Nepal is a country where everyone dances all the time. And you have no choice but to bust a move.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Until The Ribbon Breaks

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dancefloor raves meet midnight meditations at Terminal 5 tonight; listen to a live version of "Goldfish."

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WNYC News

MLK 2015 Slideshow

Friday, January 23, 2015

WNYC
Performers showcased the role of movement in activism with works influenced and inspired by the legacy of Dr. King

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All Things Considered

A Rare Bird: After 120 Years, Audiences Still Flock To 'Swan Lake'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Despite being long, convoluted and sometimes sleep-inducing, Swan Lake is a reliable ticket seller for dance companies. The version most often performed today premiered in Russia in 1895.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: A CELEBRATION HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Watch archived video of our powerful event showcasing movement and activism in performance, with a cast of artists inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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New Sounds

Score One for Dance

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sample music from unusual dance scores on this New Sounds program.

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All Things Considered

Hula Heroine Helped Preserve The Hawaiian Islands' Traditional Dance

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aloha Dalire, a master of hula, in 1971 was the first winner of Hawaii's premier competition. She died in August, but her legacy continues through hula schools she helped open in Japan and the U.S.

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Morning Edition

The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.

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All Things Considered

In Seattle, Maurice Sendak's 'Wild' 'Nutcracker' Reaches Its Final Act

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

For more than 30 years, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker has used sets and costumes designed by the author of Where the Wild Things Are. This year, the ballet is retiring the production.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Staging The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 25 Years After His Passing

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Alvin Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle is only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. 

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Micropolis

A Girl with Down Syndrome Takes Her Place in the Community

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hema Ramaswamy has Down syndrome, but that didn’t stop her from rigorously studying Indian classical dance for years, and giving a grueling solo performance before hundreds. 
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