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The Year's Top Boundary-Busters in Dance

[Kanye] West's new album has justifiably been earning praise, but how about his reimagining of a "Swan Lake"-like corps de ballet, which forms the backdrop to this confessional song? The willowy dancers in snowy tulle who surround him are--shocker-- black and Latino as well as white. It's a stunning picture, especially given the makeup of most ballet troupes, with their paucity of African American women. West gives us a dream of a multiracial ballet corps, and achieves what so many ballet directors can't, or won't.

By Sarah Kaufman  | December 22, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dance, Sarah Kaufman  
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2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones

Bill T. Jones. (AP)The Washington Post arts staff has been keeping a close eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This weekend Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey will be saluted....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 2, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dance, Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Bill T. Jones, Sarah Kaufman, kennedy center honors  
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Taylor 2: Too Fabulous

Last night I had one of the strangest experiences in my years covering dance: sitting in a nearly empty theater watching superior dancers bring master choreography to life at such close range, I felt like I was onstage with...

By Sarah Kaufman  | November 12, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dance, Reviews, Sarah Kaufman  
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2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's class includes Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. Artist Keith Haring's painting of Jones...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 2, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dance, Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums  | Tags:  bill t. jones, keith haring, kennedy center honors, national portrait gallery  
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Musicans Rally Around "The Nutcracker"

By Sarah Kaufman The musicians who make up the Washington Ballet Orchestra have decided to make some noise about the Washington Ballet's decision not to use them for its "Nutcracker." On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., the musicians will...

By Sarah Kaufman  | October 26, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Dance, News Features, Sarah Kaufman  
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2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Bill T. Jones

By Jacqueline Trescott The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This year's class is Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Bill T. Jones. Bill T. Jones...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 6, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dance, Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  bill t. jones, kennedy center honors, patti labelle  
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