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Hannah Fischer and Carlo Di Lanno

From left: Yury Yanowsky, Hannah Fischer and Carlo Di Lanno. Photo by Bruce Zinger, Courtesy NBOC

 

Cedar Lake rocked the dance community on Friday, announcing that the company would close in June at the end of its 2015 season. Were you planning to attend the Cedar Lake 180 summer intensive? It's canceled. Hopefully you bought travel insurance for your plane tickets because the upcoming March 27 and 28 company auditions are canceled too.

As a dancer, you know how essential sleep is for keeping your body healthy and energized. But you also know how a chaotic rehearsal schedule or stressful upcoming performance can interfere.

Atlanta Ballet resident choreographer Helen Pickett will premiere her first full length ballet on Friday. The work, titled after and based on Tennessee Williams' play Camino Real, will be the choreographer's fourth work for the company. Pickett spoke to Pointe about Camino Real for the February/March issue, and explained how she had found new inspiration in written text and the creation of a narrative ballet.

What is a "superfood," and is there really such a thing? Though it's misleading to think that one food can give you all the nutrition you need, superfoods are typically described as offering multiple nutrients and potential health benefits.

Ballet fans have been anticipating Paloma Herrera's final performance with American Ballet Theatre since she announced her retirement this past fall.

Ballet dancers often make good business people. They have the training and discipline to bring their ideas to life and the artistic streak to dream up a new, creative product. In fact, Pointe's "Dancer Spotlight" column often features dancers who have a non-dance business on the side.