Bodies Never Lie introduces the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series, starting with Mr B.

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Bodies Never Lie, "A blog about dance in New York", has started an intriguing new series of posts, kicking off with Eating George Balanchine: The First Installment of the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series.Here is how blogger Ryan Wenzel introduces his superb idea: As both a balletomane and a bibliophile, I had little choice but to purchase The Ballet Cook Book, by former … [Read more...]

Priscilla the Musical gives the Milan catwalks an added dash of kitsch

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Today is carnival day in Milan: Sabato Grasso. It comes later than all the other carnival celebrations, and this year Milan was blessed with a 20°C sunny day which gave the tourists a good excuse to get out their shorts and sandals.As carnival week also coincides this year with a fashion week, Milano Moda Donna, the streets were crowded, especially outside one of the … [Read more...]

Woody Allen adapts Bullets Over Broadway for a new Broadway musical

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Woody Allen's 1994 film "Bullets Over Broadway" explored the travails of an aspiring playwright struggling to bring his creation to the Great White Way. And now, in a possible case of art imitating, um, art, Allen is working on a musical adaptation of the film, with a Broadway premiere tentatively slated for 2013, reported Reuters.Allen will write the book for the musical, … [Read more...]

Barbra Streisand’s 50 years with Columbia Records continues with 12 DVD set

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Barbra Streisand and Columbia Records have announced that Streisand's recording contract with the label has been extended.Beginning with “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1963 through the most recent, her 2012 Grammy nominated “What Matters Most”, Barbra Streisand sings the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.” Columbia and Streisand have enjoyed arguably the most successful … [Read more...]

New YouTube video: Manon, Act 1, the bedroom pas de deux with Sylvie Guillem and Massimo Murru

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At the beginning of 2011 an extraordinary happening occurred in the ballet world...Sylvie Guillem, who had almost given up her pointe shoes and had been focusing on contemporary dance, returned to one of her most celebrated roles, Manon.Kenneth MacMillan's ballet had won her praise all over the world, so the 46 year-old was certainly taking a gamble, but one which paid … [Read more...]