Dance

FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical "Chicago" at the 51st annual Tony Awards on June 1, 1997, in New York. Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2020 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager,...
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FILE - Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses for a photo with young dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest ballet scholarship competition, on April 18, 2019, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, "Porte Rouge" (Red Door). Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres this week. The event will treat ballet-starved fans to dancers from America’s top companies performing excerpts of classical ballets like “Romeo and Juliet, “The Nutcracker” and “Don Quixote.” (AP Photo/ Jocelyn Noveck, File)
December 14, 2020 - 3:53 pm
Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. As the months have gone by, dancers have worked hard to stay relevant,...
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FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
November 25, 2020 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters...
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This Sept. 24, 2020 photo released by CLI Studios, Inc. shows ballet dancer Tiler Peck during a portrait session. Peck, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, has curated a virtual evening of dance, "A New Stage," that begins streaming on Friday, Oct. 16. (CLI Studios, Inc. via AP)
October 16, 2020 - 11:32 am
When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and keeping in touch with dance fans — she initially thought maybe 20 people would tune in. She was startled to discover that thousands of people were joining, from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, people walk by the Royal Opera House in central London. Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
October 05, 2020 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. In a statement from a family member, Hibbert died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2020 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and "Funky Kingston," has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the...
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This combination photo of video grabs by MTV, issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, shows Lady Gaga wearing masks during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 2:01 am
The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle of a pandemic. Sunday's show included performances with mask-wearing artists and fans and artists dancing in front the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers. But amid the...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the "Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance of the Grand Performances" in Los Angeles. LaRance, a champion hoop dancer who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, after he fell while climbing on an old bridge in Rio Arriba County in New Mexico. He was 30. (Anderson Gould Jr. via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 6:42 pm
Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi, Navajo and Assiniboine, died Sunday after he accidentally fell from a bridge in New Mexico's Rio Arriba...
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July 11, 2020 - 9:32 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox Conti, are donating a lifetime of original scores to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Maryland guard Jaylen Brantley walks on the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, in College Park, Md. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled FridayMay 29, 2020, that the Copyright Act preempts claims that Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley filed in February 2019 against Epic Games Inc., creator of the wildly popular online shooting game. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 01, 2020 - 8:02 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled...
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