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The New York Times just reported that David Hallberg, currently a principal with American Ballet Theatre, just signed a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer for the 2011-2012 season. (The story even made the newspaper's homepage!) Hallberg will be the first American ever to join the Russian company. Read the full story here.

 

Got the choreography bug? The Bay Area's Company C Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 10th anniversary season with a new commission project.

 

For dancers trained in ballet, improvisation can feel like a completely foreign concept. Yet so many contemporary choreographers these days ask dancers to improv as a tool for creating movement. More and more companies are even including improv as part of their auditioning process.

 

Last week, Boston Ballet hosted its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch has been blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch has been blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe.

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe. Read Leah's first entry here, and stay tuned for more!

 

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe. Read Leah's first entry here, and stay tuned for more!

 

This week, Boston Ballet hosts its first-ever Choreographic Intensive in Marblehead, MA. Student Leah Hirsch will be blogging daily from the Intensive for Pointe. Stay tuned for more entries!

 

To kick of its 10th anniversary season, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater is offering a free performance. On Friday, August 28 at 8 pm in Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater, the small but mighty contemporary ballet troupe will present a mixed rep of audience favorites. The bill includes Walsh's Medea, Clair de Lune, and multidisciplinary Time out of Line as well as Mats Ek's Pas de Dans. Go to dwdt.org for more info.