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  1. scene report
    ‘We Stand With Alexandra Waterbury’: Inside a West Side Story ProtestAbout two dozen people showed up on Friday to voice their disapproval over the casting of Amar Ramasar.
  2. desperate pleas
    Give Robert Pattinson a Ballet Movie, You Cowards!“I think there’s a ballerina inside me.”
  3. movies
    Madonna Is Directing Ballerina Biopic Taking FlightThe feature film is based on Michaela DePrince’s upcoming memoir, Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.
  4. Peter Martins Will Retire From New York City Ballet Following Misconduct ClaimsNew York City Ballet opened an investigation into allegations made against the ballet-master-in-chief in early December.
  5. New York City Ballet Investigating Peter Martins After Sexual-Harassment ClaimsMartins has led the company since the 1980s.
  6. chat room
    Benjamin Millepied on the L.A. Dance Project and Why He’s Bored With Ballet“There’s very little ballet that I like.”
  7. heroes
    Ballet Dancer Rescues Man Shoved Onto Subway TracksAll those lifts, leading up to this moment.
  8. What Does a Life After Ballet Look Like?When she decided to retire from ballet, Wendy Whelan’s entire life changed.
  9. dance
    For the World’s Best Male Ballet Dancer, Injury Led to Artistic RebirthDavid Hallberg spent a lifetime preparing to be an ABT principal. But he wasn’t prepared for his body to betray him.
  10. videology
    Oh, Look, Yet Another Absolutely Mesmerizing Video From Blood OrangeIt features ballet star Maria Kochetkova.
  11. party chats
    13-Year-Old Rose McGowan Danced at Gay Nightclubs Dressed As Charlie Chaplin“I was taken in by two lovely drag queens.”
  12. fall preview 2015
    37 Classical Music and Dance Performances to See This FallFrom Otello at the Met to Williamsburg’s National Sawdust.
  13. dance
    How Boy Wonder Justin Peck Is Upturning Ballet“I’m not a very good dancer,” says the focus of the new documentary Ballet 422.
  14. life in pictures
    Life in Pictures: Wendy WhelanA prima ballerina’s farewell, from final bow to bedtime.
  15. life in pictures
    Life in Pictures: David HallbergThe American Ballet Theatre dancer fills his days with plank stretches and stacks of pancakes.
  16. art
    Parisian Street Artist JR Prepares His First Foray Into BalletPremiering on April 29, Les Bosquets is about the French riots of 2005.
  17. See Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens’s New BalletA short glimpse at their second collaboration.
  18. pilots 2014
    Starz Green-Lights Gritty Ballet DramaFrom one of Breaking Bad’s co-executive producers.
  19. acid attacks
    Bolshoi Ballet Dancer Detained for Acid AttackAlong with possible accomplices.
  20. in development
    Starz Is Developing a Ballet DramaA dark and gritty one.
  21. clickables
    Watch a Video for a Sufjan Stevens BalletSet to the song, “Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake,” which is a very Sufjan song name.
  22. contests
    Win a Pair of Tickets to See Paul McCartney’s Ballet, Ocean’s KingdomIt’s haiku time.
  23. elton john
    See Footage From an Elton John–Inspired BalletBilly Elliot it’s not. 
  24. better late than never?
    Decca Records Finally Accepts Paul McCartneyThe label will make up for nearly five decades of lost time with the release of a ballet recording.
  25. clickables
    Watch a Small, Adorable Ballerina Try to Master First PositionAttack it!
  26. art
    Watch Nude Ballerinas Perform Disabled Dance(NSFW, naturally.)
  27. music
    Hammy Tiger Dancer Goes Rogue, Steals Show at Russian BalletWatch through to the end — he saves the best for last.
  28. ballerinas
    Which Ballerina Has the Coarsest Twitter?“When did MAC start making the shade ‘Blow-Job Red’?”
  29. ballet
    New Nutcracker!American Ballet Theatre has just announced an all-new, Alexei Ratmansky–choreographed production at BAM.
  30. party lines
    Portman, Rossum, and Duritz at ABT’s Fall GalaWell, sometimes he does.
  31. ballet
    The Met Scores ObamaCuriously, Renée Zellweger is another one of the Honorary Chairmen for this season of the ABT.
  32. chat room
    America’s Studliest Ballet Dancer ReturnsEdward Villella, who danced for Balanchine, debuts his Miami City Ballet in New York tonight.
  33. beef
    In Your Face, New York City Ballet: Alexei Ratmansky Goes to American Ballet TheatreRatmansky, Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director will not, as most expected, be stepping into Christopher Wheeldon’s hallowed shoes as New York City Ballet’s choreographer.
  34. Radiohead Ballet AlertThe Scottish Ballet is dancing to Radiohead.
  35. chat room
    Ballet’s Damian Woetzel on Harvard, His Final Performance, and RetirementWoetzel talks to Vulture on the day of his last-ever performance with the New York City Ballet.
  36. apropos of nothing
    Ballet-Dancing Robot: Highbrow, Despicable — and a Harbinger of the Apocalypse!The robots’ takeover of high culture is now near complete.
  37. chat room
    Ballet’s Desmond Richardson on Life As a MuseRichardson speaks to Vulture about the persistently pasty face of contemporary ballet.
  38. news reel
    At City Ballet, Jerome Robbins Remembered As a Guy You Wouldn’t Mind Seeing Fall Off the StageEthan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Lauren Bacall, and Lesley Stahl remember the mercurial choreographer.
  39. chat room
    Dancer Jock Soto Looks Back on a Life in Tights (and Fishnets)“I’d been dancing in a strip mall outside Phoenix. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.”
  40. the early-evening news
    Big Boi to Perform in Ballet, Probably in TightsAndré 3000’s better half collaborates with the Atlanta Ballet, T.I. goes to Easter Mass, and the A-Team movie is actually being released! In movie theaters!
  41. chat room
    Mikhail Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham Talk Dance PhotographyBaryshnikov talks to Vulture about his new exhibit, then Cunningham critiques it.
  42. news reel
    Behind the Scenes at Twyla Tharp’s New BalletDoes Tharp plus a Danny Elfman score equal a return to the glory days?
  43. the take
    Why We’re Excited About Alexei Ratmansky Replacing Christopher Wheeldon at City BalletThere’s a bit of a Ratmansky-gasm going on in the city right now.
  44. news reel
    ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Composer Richard Thomas Now Turning His Attention to a Britney Spears BalletAmerica’s pop-culture embarrassments, listen up!
  45. chat room
    Hip-Hop Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson Does Ballet, Battles DiddyChoreographer Laurie Ann Gibson has worked with some of the biggest talents in hip-hop. She’s also worked with Diddy.
  46. tube junkie
    Video: Ballet Bolle!When American Ballet Theatre announced that La Scala’s Roberto Bolle would partner Alessandra Ferri for her last performance before retiring, it seemed too good to be true — ABT’s resident hot Italian ballerina with, well, a perhaps even hotter Italian dancer.
  47. the industry
    A Match Made in Noir Heaven: Clive Owen, Frank Miller, Raymond Chandler