Contemporary ballet

Texture Contemporary Ballet closes its season with a program of new works | Dance | Pittsburgh

Texture Contemporary Ballet closes its home season with Speed, a program of new ballets by members of the company, from March 17-19 at the New Hazlett Theatre. As usual, the production includes premieres from Artistic Director Alan Obuzor and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Bartman, starting with Bartman’s “When a Fairytale Ends.” Set to music by […]

Classical ballet

Classical ballet has a diversity problem and its stars know how to fix it

LONDON — As an African-American soloist with the UK’s Royal Ballet, Eric Underwood says he’s often asked why the ballet world isn’t very diverse. It’s complicated, says Underwood. Race, income, social hierarchies, and other factors often conspire to create a situation that excludes people of color from the serious pursuit of dance. “I think because […]