Dance Dance

Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/603589940/604551328" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Bolshoi Theatre's new staging of Anna Karenina features Olga Smirnova as Anna and Andrei Merkuriev as Karenin. Elena Fetisova/Bolshoi Theatre hide caption

toggle caption
Elena Fetisova/Bolshoi Theatre

An 'Anna Karenina' For Our Times At Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/595199671/596424046" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Glenn Allen Sims and Linda Celeste Sims perform the duet "Fix Me, Jesus" in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Revelations. The pair have been married for almost 20 years. Nan Melville /Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

toggle caption
Nan Melville /Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On Stage, In Marriage, These 2 Alvin Ailey Dancers Learned The Steps Together

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/584939419/584968100" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dancers perform in Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera, a fiery show that makes its revival this week after being locked up for more than a century. Tom Grosscup/New Orleans Opera hide caption

toggle caption
Tom Grosscup/New Orleans Opera

'Tabasco' Opera Makes Fiery Return In New Orleans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/580713942/580850990" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Peter Martins attends the premiere of the AOL On original series "city.ballet." on Nov. 4, 2013 in New York. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/573415845/573415846" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Father Herring performs with dancers during Sitka's Nutcracker ballet in Alaska. BJordan hide caption

toggle caption
BJordan

'The Nutcracker' With An Alaskan Twist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/572610077/573142687" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Italian descendants perform the Tarantella, a dance that originates from a spider bite, in Curitiba, Brazil. Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images

The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/553751656/558390629" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In the musical KPOP, Ashley Park plays the Korean pop star Mwe, one of the show's emotional centers. Ben Arons/Courtesy of KPOP hide caption

toggle caption
Ben Arons/Courtesy of KPOP

A New Musical — And Its Audience — Grapple With Asian Identity, Through K-Pop

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/554738860/558614418" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New York City Ballet Director of Costumes Marc Happel and Draper Kellie Sheehan conduct a costume fitting with soloist Indiana Woodward for Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations, with costumes designed by Tsumori Chisato. Erin Baiano/Courtesy of New York City Ballet hide caption

toggle caption
Erin Baiano/Courtesy of New York City Ballet

Above The Ballet, Where The Tutus Are Made

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552732724/553115147" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript