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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.
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Black Girlhood Takes Center Stage In A Work That's Serious About 'Play'

"Black girls playing; black girl joy" — that's what choreographer Camille Brown says her new show is all about. She's taking Black Girl: Linguistic Play to stages, schools and prisons around the U.S.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 18, 2015

You can blast off into outer space with a performance by a local dance company or relax at a day-long yoga and reggae festival.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 27, 2015

You can go to a free dance party that won’t bother the neighbors or see a musical about learning the power of compassion.

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Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

It takes two to dance a pas de deux, but demand for the male half of the duex far outstrips supply. Many schools and ballet programs offer special classes and steep discounts to male students.
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At Farm To Ballet, Watch Vermont's Cows And Tomatoes Do Arabesques

A dance troupe is performing the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall, told through reinterpretations of classical choreography.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 14, 2015

You can see a modern rock opera or check out a burlesque performance set to live music.

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Ballet Dancer Dies In London Motorbike Accident

38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.
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Virginia Ballroom Dancers Twirl Their Way To The Top

We take a spin around the dance floor with Rose-Ann and Mike Lynch of Fredericksburg, Va., retired Marines who've become ballroom dancing.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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