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Review: Choreographer Twyla Tharp, still inventing at 82, displays her latest creations

Feb. 20, 2024 16:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There are many adjectives one might use to describe the force of nature that is Twyla Tharp. “Shy” is not one. This includes at curtain calls. At the opening of her current show at New York’s Joyce Theater, her dancers went to escort the 82-year-old...

Movie Review: J.Lo's very wacky, very wild, very J.Lo journey to love in ‘This Is Me … Now’

Feb. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EST

OK, so maybe we’re not tracking her jet travel online like amateur spies, or worrying on a diplomatic level whether she’ll make it to a football game. But current Swift-mania aside, let’s not forget that another force of nature, J.Lo, has been the ultimate celebrity for...

Dancer Tiler Peck makes her choreography debut at the New York City Ballet

Feb. 14, 2024 16:56 PM EST

Tiler Peck, principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, choreographed her first ballet there, “Concerto for Two Pianos," and found it a joyful new way to lead the dancers. “I have never been so nervous and excited at the same time,” Peck told The Associated Press....

Review: Usher shines at star-studded 2024 Super Bowl halftime show

Feb. 12, 2024 07:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher emerged at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl halftime show seated on a throne, joined by a marching band and a trove of Vegas performers — but stayed its center. It was an immediate confirmation of his position as the ideal halftime...

AP PHOTOS: Young Kenyan ballet dancers stage early Christmas performance for their community

Dec. 21, 2023 09:31 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As the sun sets on the narrow streets of Africa's largest informal settlement, children hurry to change from daily clothes into pointe shoes and other ballet gear. Fifteen-year-old Brenda Branice is among the dancers and can’t hide her joy. It's time for the...

In ‘Wonka,’ Timothée Chalamet finds a world of pure imagination

Dec. 05, 2023 10:07 AM EST

Hugh Grant learned some years ago that if a filmmaker doesn’t make something from the heart, it shows. The films that work best, and are most loved, he's found, are the ones that the directors really meant. It applied to his romantic comedies with Richard Curtis as well as...

In Mexico, a Japanese traditional dancer shows how body movement speaks beyond culture and religion

Dec. 02, 2023 08:27 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When music requires her to cry, Japanese traditional dancer Naoko Kihara barely alters her expression. It’s her arms and torso that move like a slow-motion wave. “Expression is minimal because we cry with our body,” said Kihara, wrapped in her white and...

Alvin Ailey troupe – and a soulful Cynthia Erivo – join to celebrate dance legend Judith Jamison

Nov. 30, 2023 12:39 PM EST

Judith Jamison looked out onto the glittering crowd at New York City Center and marveled: “The man thought of this 65 years ago, and here we are!” Jamison, 80, was speaking of Alvin Ailey, the pioneering choreographer who 65 years ago founded Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater....