Grand Coeur: the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s “Romeo & Juliet” with Guest Star Catherine Wreford

Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers celebrates so many universal themes of love that it continues to resonate centuries later. And just in time for Valentine's Day, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents its own beautiful, inspiring message of love through a staging of Prokofiev's “Romeo & Juliet” in Rudi van Dantzig's choreography. The Canadian ballet …

Arthur Mitchell: Farewell to a Ballet Legend and a Color-Barrier Breaker

On today's passing of the virtuoso ballerino, Arthur Mitchell, it's important to understand the deeply-exclusionary history of American dance in order to appreciate the enormity of his legacy, how he re-charted the stars, and the tremendous debt that African American pioneers – particularly performers like myself – owe him. My own milestone as the first …