For most young ballerinas, receiving their first pair of pointe shoes is a momentous occasion in their dance career. Lending a sense of otherworldly weightlessness and grace to the dancers, these ballet shoes have become an indispensable part of the art form since their first known use in the early 1800s.
In a Swedish health campaign, 9-year-old dance prodigy Lilyana Ilunga dances her way to 10,000 steps in order to encourage...
Every winter, millions flock to see The Nutcracker, perhaps the most famous ballet of all time.
Ever since the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, Harlem has become a breeding ground for art and music. Dance Theatre of Harlem captures the vibrant energy of the New York City neighborhood in a new performance, Dancing Through Harlem. Created for Harlem Week and the African American Day Parade, the video showcases eight ballet dancers wearing masks as they gracefully move through city streets to one of Bach's violin concertos.
For the past few years, photographer Omar Z.
Music can awaken the deepest parts of our memories—even if those moments seem gone forever. Marta C.
We're used to seeing captivating aerial photography, but acclaimed drone photographer Brad Walls has pushed things to a new creative level with his latest series. This portfolio, titled ballerine de l'air (Ballerina from the air), is an interesting twist on classic portraits of ballet dancers. By using his drone, Walls manages to highlight different angles of their grace and beauty.
The art of movement is more than a hobby or profession, it's a passion.
Dancing brings joy to both those performing it and the people watching.
If you were to describe 11-year-old Nigerian dancer Anthony Mmesoma Madu in only a few words, graceful and ethereal would be apt descriptors. The young performer has leaped over hurdles of stereotypes to become an accomplished dancer and, recently, a viral sensation. Back in June, the Leap of Dance Academy (the school that Madu attends as one of only 12 students) posted a video that provided a glimpse of the young artist in his element.
Photographer Anna Ulman captures the dramatic beauty of dance in her dynamic portraits of performers in motion.
Embed from Getty Images Perhaps the most famous ballet in popular culture is, arguably, The Nutcracker.