CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois dance professor has received a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship.
In a new release, the news bureau of the Urbana-Champaign campus says...
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60...
NEW YORK (AP) — Four years after they debuted as the next buzzed-about girl group on the K-pop music scene, BLACKPINK's lofty dreams in music have come into fruition.
HAVANA (AP) — The new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and...
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama State University's marching band is taking its talents to the NFL.
The Mighty Marching Hornets will be playing during halftime of the Atlanta Falcons vs....
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins will direct a film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey.
A spokesperson for Fox Searchlight on Monday confirmed that the studio is developing the...
LONDON (AP) — "The Inheritance", an epic drama about gay lives in New York, and musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" were the big winners at British theater's Olivier Awards on Sunday,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.
NEW YORK (AP) — Working on "Mary Poppins Returns" put Lin-Manuel Miranda in a comfort zone, sort of.
The theater actor, composer and creator of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" knew the film's director, Rob Marshall, from such stage and screen credits as "Cabaret" and "Chicago." And he knew the work of the composers, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman of "Hairspray" fame.
But there was one thing that didn't come naturally to Miranda, even if he's known as a musical theater pioneer — the choreography.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans artist known as Big Freedia has sued a former choreographer, seeking a declaration of ownership for choreography and music from the time they worked together.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.
Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dance majors from a central Mississippi university will be the only to represent the state on a national stage in a collegiate dance competition this summer.
According to a news release, 12 Belhaven University dance majors will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National College Dance Festival in June after catching adjudicators' attention at a regional competition.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time):
The Giants won the Super Bowl.
Not really, but Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show with an NFL ad in which the two perform the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" — complete with the iconic lift done by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
The third-quarter ad was an instant social media hit. Twitter users said they had the time of their life.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hadeel Haider has lost enough sleep in the past decade.
The Iraqi refugee had nightmares in her native country when it was ravaged by war. She heard explosions 24 hours a day. Her husband received death threats, and they walked their children to school so they wouldn't be kidnapped.
In her new Omaha home, she tossed and turned after she was diagnosed with cancer.
NEW YORK (AP) — KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation.
The Best Time Ever Tour, which kicks off Friday at the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida, will visit over 50 U.S. cities with an updated set design, new choreography and a fresh batch of young performers.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A summer trip to Disney World in Orlando last year so inspired Ashlie Wells that before the movie "Moana" even hit theaters, Wells started working on choreography for a dance production about the strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chief trying to save her tribe's island.
"We actually started working on this two, three months before the movie even came out," said Wells, the co-artistic director for Dothan's Southeast Alabama Dance Company (SEADAC).
VITEBSK, Belarus (AP) — Cutting-edge contemporary dance has shaken up the sleepy city of Vitebsk in the eastern European nation of Belarus.
Vitebsk, the birthplace of avant-garde artist Marc Chagall, is better known in the former Soviet Union as the host city of an annual festival of pop music that attracts washed-up Russian celebrities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching the repeated misadventures of a gullible girl who always gives her heart to Mr. Wrong can be exasperating. But the 1966 musical "Sweet Charity" found the fun in a series of slapstick romantic failures. The original hit Broadway show, with music and lyrics by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Field, book by Neil Simon and choreography by Bob Fosse, won the Tony Award for choreography.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The rhythmic crack and pop of Brazilian drums filled a classroom at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, and students dressed in dance attire began to sway, shimmy and tap their feet against the hardwood floor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tap dance into yesteryear with the romantic sensibility of Irving Berlin in the lively new show "Holiday Inn — The New Irving Berlin Musical."
It's a stage adaptation of "Holiday Inn," stringing together more than 20 ballads and holiday-themed Berlin songs from the beloved 1942 movie that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. This pleasing update includes memorable songs from that film plus a few other stylish Berlin tunes.
Beyonce took home the most Moon Men on Sunday night — and she totally owned the MTV Video Music Awards.
The superstar brought the audience to its feet with a show-stopping selection of songs from "Lemonade." She wore a floor-length white fur to sing "Pray You Catch Me," then shed the angelic overcoat to reveal a black bodysuit with lace sleeves and her sculpted figure.
"If y'all came to slay, sing along with me," she said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Many theater-lovers are looking at Saturday with dread. That's the day key members of the Broadway cast of "Hamilton" play their last performance. But Leslie Odom Jr. can hardly wait.
Odom, who just won a best leading man Tony Award in the show, is ready for the next chapter in his life to start. It'll be filled with his songs, choreography and costumes.
While acknowledging his last show will be "bittersweet for sure," Odom added: "I'm very excited...