Theater

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LOVE AND LIFE ON BROADWAY – LEANNE COPE

How wonderful it must be to land in a foreign country and fall in love. For Broadway actress Leanne Cope, that’s exactly what has come to pass. Leanne is the effervescent lead “Lise” in An American in Paris on Broadway and she’s also a principle dancer for the Royal Ballet Company.  She has ruthlessly prepared […]

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TONY AWARDS 2015 – CONVERSATION WITH WENDY FEDERMAN

Wendy Federman, CEO of Foolish Mortals productions, is a multi Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award winning Broadway Producer with involvement in 44 Broadway, National tours and London productions over the last nine years. Wendy is currently represented on Broadway with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” “It’s […]

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RECLAIMING THE STAGE. Ukrainian avant-garde

The walls of the Ukrainian Museum in NYC’s East Village currently clamor with the buoyancy and vibrancy of avant-garde Ukrainian theater costume design. Prominent artists from 1910-1930s, such as Vadym Meller, Anatol Petrytsky and Alexandra Exter, once absorbed into the Russian creative tradition, are now featured as Ukrainian innovators pioneering new concepts on the stage. […]

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Theater Is My Home – Irina Dvorovenko

- Irina, as far as I know, you were born and raised in Kyiv, studied at Kyiv Ballet School, and danced in the Taras Shevchenko National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. In the early 1990s, you moved to New York and soon received an invitation to join ABT (American Ballet Theatre). So tell […]

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Dancing InLove – Jean & Lana

For former national dance opponents, Jean & Lana, it was infatuation at first sight, and love at first dance. Jean from Vitebsk, Belarus, and Lana from Tallin, Estonia, began their dancing careers independently from each other until their undeniable chemistry and connection on the dance floor pulled them together to form what is now a […]

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To Be Inlove Never Goes Out Of Style

ELINA METTINIEN
A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

Artistic. Expressive. Emotional. Grateful. These are just a few of the words I would use to describe ballerina Elina Miettinen. Born in Russia, raised in Finland, attending a dance school in Amsterdam, and now dancing for American Ballet Theater in New York, Elina has crossed a few borders to reach this point in her career.