Dancers' Date Night: Ballet at the Movies
Mark your calendars: The Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty will be broadcast in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm. Whether you go with your main squeeze or make it a night on the town with the gals, the chance to watch Sarah Lamb as Aurora will not disappoint.
Sarah Lamb with Steven McRae in the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Johan Persson/ROH
If you're weighing a potentially long trip to the theater against the fact that Thursday is a school night, just keep in mind that Sleeping Beauty is the final ballet of the 2014 Royal Ballet Cinema season. And if you need a little more encouragement, take a look at this clip from Act III with Elizabeth Harrod and Paul Kay. No one can resist the adorable White Cat and Puss-in-Boots pas de deux:
Convinced? Check out a list of participating theaters and get tickets here.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.