Happy birthday Ruth Page!

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Ruth Page (22 March 1899 – 7 April 1991) was an American ballerina and choreographer who rose to international prominence after establishing herself as a formidable dancer in Chicago. She made her professional debut on Broadway and danced with Anna Pavlova in South America, then settled in Chicago as the lead dancer of the Ravinia Opera. Page founded the Chicago Opera Ballet and later opened the Ruth Page Foundation for Dance, dedicated to fostering young talent in the performing arts. It is now known as the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

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In honor of their 85th anniversary, Vanity Fair takes you on a trip back in time to see the history of the Radio City Rockettes: the ladies of the legendary high-kick with the ability to bring you into the holiday spirit with some seriously sparkly ensembles. 

Published in Best of the Web
Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:50

Dangerous Beauty: The Ballerina Stunt For Volvo

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Highliner Faith Dickey attempts an absolutely terrifying, death-defying stunt for Volvo because everyone has lost their minds. File this under things I will never ever, ever, ever, ever do.

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:20

Le Vent: Motion in Slow Motion

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In Le vent, photographer Simon Iannelli, captures a series of several ballet jumps captured at 1000 frames per second. The resulting images are a beautiful examination that turns dancing into a means of flight.

Published in Best of the Web
Sunday, 29 May 2011 01:24

Carmen Amaya

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IMPRESIONANTE!

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San Francisco, April 21, 2011 -- On April 12 and 13, Oberlin Dance Company and ODC Theater's dynamic founder Brenda Way hosted a two-day symposium titled "Women Who Frame the World: A Symposium on Creativity."

Published in Archived Interviews