Dance

November 10, 2020

Former Ballerina With Alzheimer’s Hears Music and Remembers Her Routine To ‘Swan Lake’

Music can awaken the deepest parts of our memories—even if those moments seem gone forever. Marta C. González proves this in a poignant video that has recently gone viral. It shows González—a former New York City Ballet prima ballerina living with Alzheimer’s disease—as she recognizes Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake. Upon hearing the music, González begins to move her arms and dance the routine she performed so long ago.

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September 22, 2020

Inspiring Kids From Uganda Show off Their Amazing Dance Skills in Choreographed Routines

Dancing brings joy to both those performing it and the people watching. For proof, look no further than the videos produced by Masaka Kids Africana, an organization that is dedicated to supporting children in “education and social well being, through their talents.” The troupe is composed of kids (ages two and up) from Uganda. They all are incredible dancers and show off their awe-inspiring moves in charming routines set to African tunes.

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July 17, 2020

How Famed Ballet Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov Leapt Into Hearts Around the World

Embed from Getty Images Perhaps the most famous ballet in popular culture is, arguably, The Nutcracker. Many families arrive at local community centers in droves to watch their children perform in delightful amateur productions of it during the holidays. And if you can't make it to a live performance, there are numerous filmed productions you can find online and on television.

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November 5, 2019

Charming Photos of Playful Pups Taking Center Stage with Professional Ballet Dancers

Playful pups take center stage alongside trained dancers in the charming photo project Dancers & Dogs. The brainchild of photographers Kelly Pratt Kreidich and Ian Kreidich, the series features portraits of professional ballet dancers posing with canines of all shapes and sizes. Each heartwarming image highlights a different dynamic between the pups and dancers.

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