Ballet in non-traditional spaces

5 AUGUST 2017

Mountain Highs at Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Leigh Donlan reports from Lake Tahoe:

With waves gently lapping just feet from the stage, the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective kicked off the 5th annual outdoor Lake Tahoe Dance Festival on the grounds of Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. 

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17 APRIL 2016

Ballet at the Webbys: only 4 days left to vote!

One of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s newest corps members, Miko Fogarty, already has a legion of fans. She won hearts as a spunky 12-year-old in the award-winning film First Position, about the 2011 Youth America Grand Prix. And she’s set to generate more buzz for ballet as a short film …

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29 NOVEMBER 2015

The quantum physics of Libertango

Physicist-ballerina Merritt Moore danced her PhD to Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango – a brilliant cascade of metaphors that kicks off with the choice of tango, Moore’s razor-sharp pointework tracing the contours of the Bloch sphere of a two-level quantum mechanical system.

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11 NOVEMBER 2014

Naughty and Nice: Holiday Dance Around the Bay

Leigh Donlan raises her glass of champagne (never mind that it’s only 10 in the morning):


Smuin Ballet strutting their holiday stuff (Photo: Keith Sutter)


They’re back!

The holidays, that is. And though it’s eighty degrees here in Northern California and I’m still wearing flip-flops, there are snowflakes, …

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Dances With Google Glass


Photo: Reuters



In June 2013, Google launched a competition on Twitter, soliciting bids from people interested in beta-testing its latest foray into wearable high tech. Since ‘beta-tester’ conjures up visions of bearded geeks in hoodies glued to their Retina displays, some marketing genius at Google coined the …

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