Ballet in non-traditional spaces

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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1 NOVEMBER 2014

Dances With Google Glass

 

Photo: Reuters

 

#IfIHadGlass

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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