Texas

How folklórico took over Texas

High schools compete in the dancing style and the best dancers find themselves recruited like all-star football players.

It’s as much a religion in Texas as cheerleading and has the attention to detail of...

Spain

The Keepers of Flamenco

How a Roma tradition became one of Spain's most famous exports

Flamenco shoes of all colors lined the walls of the Gallardo store like rows of candy....

Moscow

Russia’s Big Ballet: A Drama in Three Acts

Crime and intrigue in the Bolshoi was as dark as any performance

PROLOGUE Ballet has long been one of Russia’s national treasures, and the Bolshoi, Russian for “big,”...