Beyond Dance: October/ November Edition

Welcome to another issue of The Music Center’s Beyond Dance, our monthly roundup of what’s happening in the dance world.

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JW Marriott ad focusing on Poise & Grace, it’s new training program (Courtesy: JW Marriott)

Bellman With Poise at The JW Marriott

If you are looking for your bellman to have a little more poise, stay at one of JW Marriott’s 75 hotels and resorts to experience the results of their unique training program with The Joffrey Ballet.

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Taylor Stanley, left, and Daniel Applebaum in Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing”; 
Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times

The Evolving Pas De Deux

Ballet is slower to change than most art forms, but in the span of just two weeks, New York City Ballet, one of the world’s premier companies, has shown two ballets featuring significant same-sex duets.

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The All-New Nutcracker Experience

Create memories your little ones will never forget this season! Indulge in our exclusive Sugar Plum Fairy Brunch or savor our Waltz of the Flowers Tea. Both spectacular dining experiences are available as a ticket add-on to December 10 matinee performances of the all-new George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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Philadelphia’s History of Black Ballerinas

In the 1930s through 50s, there was a largely overlooked hot spot for black ballet dancers: Philadelphia. What was going on in that city that made it such an incubator?

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Akram Khan

Akram Khan, London 2010

Offstage + Unbound™ Podcast

Rachel Moore chats with acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan in Offstage + Unbound™, The Music Center podcast.

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