Angel Corella’s impressive La Bayadère for Pennsylvania Ballet premiered Thursday at the Academy of Music. The artistic director's changes are a step in the right direction, but it still may not be for everyone.
When Angel Corella’s "La Bayadère" premieres Thursday night at the Academy of Music, it will have nips and tucks throughout, to remove stereotypes and make it more culturally authentic. He hopes the result will be an even more special "Bayadère."
For 49 ballerinas of color, Philadelphia was the place to be seen by some of the top companies and schools Sunday. It was the last of five auditions as the International Association for Blacks in Dance wrapped up its conference.
How does the magic of the "Nutcracker" come together? Staff photographer Jose F. Moreno took his camera backstage at the Academy of Music to see. Time to fasten on the wings, practice pirouettes, and take a deep breath with the dancers.