Dance http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26708/all en UPDATE 3-Bolshoi ballet director in acid attack, eyesight at risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-may-lose-sight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Theatre is cultural icon known for rivalry and intrigue</p> <p>* Bolshoi director says attack aimed at sowing discord</p> <p>* Sergei Filin to be taken to Belgian burn centre</p> <p>* Eyesight at risk after late-night acid attack (Adds fresh detail on eyesight)</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman and Thomas Grove</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-may-lose-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Business Dance Danseurs Sergei Filin Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736145 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Black Swan' choreographer named dance director of Paris ballet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/black-swan-choreographer-named-dance-director-paris-ballet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - French dancer Benjamin Millepied, who was the choreographer of the film "Black Swan," was on Thursday named director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious dance companies.</p> <p>Millepied, 35, who last year married the Oscar-winning star of "Black Swan," Natalie Portman, with whom he has a son, will take up his new role in October 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/black-swan-choreographer-named-dance-director-paris-ballet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Dance Danseurs Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739149 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi drops major ballet premiere after attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bolshoi-drops-major-ballet-premiere-after-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's Bolshoi ballet Friday postponed one of its most eagerly anticipated premieres of the year, a new version of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring", after the acid attack on its artistic director Sergei Filin.</p> <p>The Bolshoi had invited the British choreographer Wayne McGregor to choreograph an entirely new ballet to Stravinsky's iconic score which this year marks 100 years since its premiere by the Ballet Russes in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bolshoi-drops-major-ballet-premiere-after-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Classical music Dance AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742876 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi drops major ballet premiere after attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bolshoi-drops-major-ballet-premiere-after-attack-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's Bolshoi ballet Friday postponed one of its most eagerly anticipated premieres of the year, a new version of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring", after the acid attack on its artistic director Sergei Filin.</p> <p>The Bolshoi had invited the British choreographer Wayne McGregor to choreograph an entirely new ballet to Stravinsky's iconic score which this year marks 100 years since its premiere by the Ballet Russes in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/bolshoi-drops-major-ballet-premiere-after-attack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Classical music Dance AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743271 at http://www.globalpost.com Break-out time for India's SlumGods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/break-out-time-indias-slumgods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The youngsters from India's best-known slum spin, twist and flip their bodies to the hip hop beat -- but don't call them breakdancers. And definitely not slumdogs.</p> <p>These are the SlumGods, who want to show there is more to life in a Mumbai shantytown than poverty, squalor and trying to escape -- even if the hit film "Slumdog Millionaire" suggested otherwise.</p> <p>"When we heard the name we didn't like it. Why slumdogs?" asked 20-year-old Akash Dhangar, known as B-boy Akku, who co-founded the crew of "breakers", graffiti artists, DJs and rappers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/break-out-time-indias-slumgods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African-American culture Akku Dance Film Social Issues AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751517 at http://www.globalpost.com New works, dancers promise bright future for Vienna Ballet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/new-works-dancers-promise-bright-future-vienna-ballet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The future looks strong for the Vienna Ballet following an evening of premieres Wednesday that featured a completely original work and promising last-minute casting.</p> <p>Four pieces were included on the "Dance Perspectives" (Tanzperspektiven) programme, by choreographers including Britain's David Dawson, France's Jean-Christophe Maillot and American Helen Pickett, all performed for the first time by the company.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/new-works-dancers-promise-bright-future-vienna-ballet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Ballet choreographers Dance AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761663 at http://www.globalpost.com Wynonna Judd, Aly Raisman join new "Dancing with the Stars" season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wynonna-judd-aly-raisman-join-new-dancing-the-stars-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Country music singer Wynonna Judd, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and NFL player Jacoby Jones will be among the celebrities paired with professional partners in the 16th season of the hit television ballroom contest "Dancing With the Stars."</p> <p>The cast was introduced Tuesday on the early television news show "Good Morning America." The season debuts on March 18 on the ABC network.</p> <p>Judd said she had been asked to do the show for six years and finally relented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/wynonna-judd-aly-raisman-join-new-dancing-the-stars-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Dancing with the Stars Entertainment Human Interest Television Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767573 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian police detain suspect over Bolshoi acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/russian-police-detain-suspect-over-bolshoi-acid-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Russian police detained a suspect on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.</p> <p>A brief Moscow police statement gave no other details and did not say who was being questioned. Until now, the police had said they had only questioned witnesses in the case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/russian-police-detain-suspect-over-bolshoi-acid-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dance Danseurs Labor Law Prix Benois de la Danse winners Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773552 at http://www.globalpost.com Police detain suspect in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.</p> <p>The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant as he was entering his apartment building through a dark parking lot in mid-January.</p> <p>He spent about two weeks in a Moscow hospital getting treatment for burns to his face and having a series of surgeries on his eyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-detain-suspect-bolshoi-ballet-director-acid-attack-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Sergei Filin AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773577 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Bolshoi Ballet dancer detained over acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-suspect-held-over-bolshoi-acid-attack-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Policed detain three suspects, search dancer's home</p> <p>* Ballet chief badly burned by masked assailant</p> <p>* Famous theatre no stranger to intrigue (Updates with arrest)</p> <p>By Timothy Heritage and Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Russian police detained one of the Bolshoi Ballet's top dancers on Tuesday over an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director and exposed fierce backstage rivalries at the famed theatre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-suspect-held-over-bolshoi-acid-attack-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Business Dance Danseurs Entertainment Labor Law Prix Benois de la Danse winners Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 09:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773639 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Bolshoi dancer who played villains confesses to acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-bolshoi-dancer-who-played-villains-confesses-acid-atta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Artistic director burned and nearly blinded</p> <p>* Bolshoi soloist and two others have confessed, police say</p> <p>* Attack reveals infighting at world-famous troupe (Adds quotes and details)</p> <p>By Thomas Grove and Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - A dancer at Russia's Bolshoi ballet who made his name playing villains has confessed to ordering the acid attack that nearly blinded its director, angry that his lover was being kept out of leading roles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-bolshoi-dancer-who-played-villains-confesses-acid-atta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Danseurs Entertainment Prix Benois de la Danse winners Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774808 at http://www.globalpost.com Dancer admits ordering attack on Bolshoi chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/dancer-admits-ordering-attack-bolshoi-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist has confessed to ordering the acid attack on the artistic director of the world famous dance company and risks up to 12 years in jail, Moscow police said Wednesday.</p> <p>Pavel Dmitrichenko, one of the company's leading male dancers, signed a confession along with two other suspects who were all arrested on Tuesday in a dramatic denouement to the investigation into the January attack on Sergei Filin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/dancer-admits-ordering-attack-bolshoi-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Danseurs Prix Benois de la Danse winners Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774825 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Bolshoi dancer who played villains admits acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-3-bolshoi-dancer-who-played-villains-admits-acid-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Artistic director burned and nearly blinded</p> <p>* Bolshoi soloist and two others have confessed, police say</p> <p>* Attack reveals infighting at world-famous troupe (Adds comment from Filin's lawyer)</p> <p>By Thomas Grove and Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - A dancer at Russia's Bolshoi ballet who made his name playing villains has confessed to ordering the acid attack that nearly blinded its director, angry that his lover was being kept out of leading roles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-3-bolshoi-dancer-who-played-villains-admits-acid-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Danseurs Entertainment Politics Prix Benois de la Danse winners Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774888 at http://www.globalpost.com Dancer admits 'hate attack' on Bolshoi chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/dancer-admits-hate-attack-bolshoi-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist has confessed to ordering an acid attack on the artistic director of the world famous dance company in a hate crime that risks seeing him jailed for up to 12 years, Moscow police said Wednesday.</p> <p>Pavel Dmitrichenko, one of the company's leading male dancers, signed a confession along with two other suspects who were all arrested on Tuesday in a dramatic denouement to the investigation into the January attack on Sergei Filin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/dancer-admits-hate-attack-bolshoi-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Dance Danseurs Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:46:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775043 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolshoi dancer appears in court after admitting acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/bolshoi-dancer-appears-court-after-admitting-acid-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading dancer at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre appeared in court Thursday after confessing to planning the acid attack on the ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, reportedly in revenge for his treatment of his dancer girlfriend.</p> <p>A Moscow district court was to decide whether to remand in custody leading Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko as well as the suspected perpetrator of the attack and the getaway driver.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/bolshoi-dancer-appears-court-after-admitting-acid-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ballet Dance Entertainment Russian ballet AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:17:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775803 at http://www.globalpost.com