Ballerinas are trained to make their job look easy. They glide across the stage with no expression of pain on their face whatsoever. However, pointe shoes can be very painful and cause injuries. According to a study done by Science Daily, the injuries for ballet dancers are just as common as athletic injuries. Check out this infographic on some of the most common injuries from pointe shoes.
Diablo Ballet in California announced it would allow its audience to tweet suggestions for choreography for its new “Web Ballet.” The suggestion-taking ended this Valentine’s Day, according to Pointe Magazine.
It would be a shame to write about dance in Lawrence, Kan., and not mention the new fad “Harlem Shake.” Click on this link to see why the Washington Post thinks it went viral. Also, check out the KU Men’s Basketball version of the Harlem Shake.
The Miami City Ballet and Miami Heat team up to celebrate 25 years of dance and basketball in Miami. Two very different worlds of athleticism come together for the photo shoot.
The investigation of the attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director continues. The Ballet has threatened to sue the principal dancers over matters of questioning the management.