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Disneys remake of the traditional ballet The Nutcracker features stunning costume design and CGI.

Review: Christmas ballet charmingly adapted by Disney

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer November 11, 2018
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a whimsical and marvelous retelling of a Christmas classic.
From left, freshmen Theresa Butti, Maya Lazar, Katarina Benson, Miriam Ludwig and Mackenzie Bragan pratice at a rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Job 161. Freshman Madison  D’Amico created the dance group to recreate the type of interwoven community of dancers she experienced during childhood. The group emphasizes personal and community growth.

New IC dance group defies style constraints and expectations

By Silas White, Staff Writer February 22, 2017
IC Defy’s dance repertoire includes ballet, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary. Each style is taught by a different student instructor each day.
The Ballet III and Modern Dance IV classes dance together April 9 on the steps by Dillingham Center. This will be part of the “Wings of Spring” performance. The show Wednesday will mark the collaboration’s fifth year running.

Campus transforms into outdoor dance stage

By Emma Rizzo, Staff Writer April 24, 2013
The Ballet III and Modern Dance IV classes are collaborating for the fifth year in a row on the Wings of Spring dance show May 1.
Students attend a barre class at Blackbird Studio in Ithaca instructed by Dianne Sheppard on Saturday. Barre is a new fitness trend in Ithaca involving a mix of yoga, barre and Pilates.

Barre fitness trend comes to Ithaca

By Harmony WrightPatrick Feeney, Staff Writers April 10, 2013
Barre, a new ballet fitness trend, has been sweeping Ithaca fitness studios.

Video: IC Unbound prepares for Annual Fall Showcase

By Jaclyn Cataldi November 15, 2012
Ithaca College has a multifarious dancing community that caters to a wide range of dance preferences and styles. Check out what IC Unbound is all about.

Behind the curtain

By Lisa Purrone, Contributing Writer September 21, 2011
Though they share overarching themes of light and new beginnings, each of the three fall productions in the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Art’s lineup tells a vastly different story.
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