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Are Eight Legs Better Than Two? An Octopus Ballet

A dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis)
A "dumbo" octopus (Grimpoteuthis)
13, 2011

The Guardian’s Punctuated Equilibrium blog recently published stunning video of an octopus “dancing?” to classical ballet music.

Mourad Merzouki: What Would Fiddy (or for that matter, Franz) Say?

Dancer/Choreographer Mourad Merzouki
Dancer/choreographer Mourad Merzouki's finds many similarities between boxing and dancing.
11, 2011

Choreographer Mourad Merzouki combines boxing and hip-hop dance moves with classical music in his new work Boxe Boxe.

Book Review: Apollo’s Angels, A History of Ballet

Choreographer George Balanchine and ballet dancer (and muse) Suzanne Farrell dancing.
Choreographer George Balanchine and (muse) Suzanne Farrell dancing in a segment of "Don Quixote" at New York State Theater.
30, 2011

Those with even a passing interest in dance will be enthralled by Jennifer Homans “Apollo’s Angels, A History of Ballet”

Paul McCartney’s Plunge into Ballet

Paul McCartney sings with guitar on stage.
'Rock star' Paul McCartney performing with Bono (not pictured) at a Live8 concert in 2004 wears many musical hats.
February 24, 2011

Rock star Paul McCartney has dabbled in classical music in the past. Now he’s writing a ballet.

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings Set to Point in “Prayer”

Point Shoes.
Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" has been set to point many times; "Prayer" is the latest adaptation.
8, 2011

The latest incarnation of Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ is a ballet titled, Prayer, premiered by Ballet North. The details of that production and past ballet adaptations of the work.