Jordan Levin

Performing Arts

Chance at a life-changing scholarship for two Miami dance students

The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced that two Miami dance students will receive full scholarships to the troupe’s summer program in New York. Auditions for the Ailey Awakening Summer Intensive Scholarship, funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, will be held Feb. 26, at the end of the company’s Miami performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Entertainment

A night of ballet premieres

Miami City Ballet performs famed choreographer Jerome Robbins’ exhilarating “Glass Pieces” for the first time this weekend, highlighting a program of company premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Entertainment

Ballet twins reunite for ‘American in Paris’

Twin sisters Sara and Leigh-Ann Esty went from small-town Maine to Miami City Ballet together — until Sara left to join the hit Broadway musical “An American in Paris.” Now the sisters have reunited for the show’s tour, with Leigh-Ann understudying her sister in the starring role.

Entertainment

Dance inaugurates Faena Forum

A multi-media performance by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and collaborators including architect Shohei Shigematsu inaugurated the Faena Forum on Miami Beach on Monday evening. Executive director Ximena Caminos called it an “architectural striptease.”

Entertainment

Today’s young dancers train hard to win trophies. But what are they losing?

The burgeoning world of competitive dance has turned an art form into a mass-market trend, with tens of thousands of children training hard for contests across the country, feeding (and feeding on) the rise of dance in pop culture. But some question whether the trend exploits parents driven to spend the equivalent of college tuition, or kids stressed by long hours and pressure to win.

About Jordan Levin

Jordan Levin

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Miami Herald culture & entertainment critic.

Videos

MLK Day park shooting victim thought her life was over

Shawnteria Wilson, who was shot in the leg, talks to the media at a press conference at Miami-Dade’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on January 17, 2017. Wilson was one of the victims after a day of celebration was marred when eight people were shot and several others injured during a stamped at the park where people gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Charlie Trainor Jr. Miami Herald
MLK Day park shooting victim thought her life was over 0:43

MLK Day park shooting victim thought her life was over

MLK Day shooting victim explains what happened 1:52

MLK Day shooting victim explains what happened

FBI recreation of the night Corey Jones was killed 5:55

FBI recreation of the night Corey Jones was killed

Palm Beach residents react to President-elect Trump 2:10

Palm Beach residents react to President-elect Trump