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Dance Review: An Echo You Will Never Forget

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Tricia Elam Walker

This summer I was in the audience for the Boston production of California choreographer Bridget Dunn's masterpiece, Echo. In her words, the piece exp...

It Takes Grit to Find Your Way in the Dance World

Dana Laquidara | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Dana Laquidara

The skills it takes to thrive in the dance world have to come from within. Technique can be taught, but the drive, tenacity, and persistent self-promotion required to grow and maintain a dance company, or one's spot in that company, must be felt.

Worlds in Conversation: In Process With Arch Contemporary Ballet

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Nadia Khayrallah

I love to watch rehearsals: there's just something about seeing people process, collaborate, make mistakes, and work through them. So when Sheena Annalise, director of Arch Contemporary Ballet, invited me to take a look at her company's newest work Château, I opted to see it in progress, with all the parts still coming together.

What to Make of Madonna's Holy Pole-Dancing

Peggy Payne | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion
Peggy Payne

I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan, since I write novels about the intersection of sex and spirituality. Madonna is probably the world's leading living artist who deals with this sizzling and controversial combo.

A Day in the Choreographer's Studio: Alexei Kremnev Innovates at Joffrey

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

Over a decade ago, I watched in wide-eyed fascination narrated by the familiar lilt of The Nutcracker score, tucked into a ballet studio corner transfixed--the moment that stirs inspiration. I could not imagine anything more fascinating than watching Alexei Kremnev rehearse the "older ones."

Dance Like Nobody Is Watching... Just Make Sure Your Costume Is Worthy of Lincoln Center

Opening Ceremony | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Opening Ceremony

We all understand the impression left after a person walks by in a show-stopping outfit. But what if instead of walking, that same person was mastering foutté turns?

This Surprise Father-Daughter Dance Will Give You Major #QuinceGoals

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.10.2015 | Latino Voices

Not content with a classic father-daughter dance for her quinceañera party, a Houston teen decided instead to enlist her dad for a su...

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

Moses Pendleton Is an Alchemist, and His Company Is Making Magic at the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.

Farewell, Peter Pan: The Inside Story of a Hollywood Legend

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Bob Cesca

Roland Dupree wasn't a household name. But "legendary" fits. As a performer, a teacher and as a real life success story, he deserves to be remembered and honored among Hollywood's greatest not only because of what he accomplished, but how he accomplished it.

World-Renowned Company DanceBrazil Performing At The Joyce Theater In New York City June 23rd to July 3rd: An Interview With Choreographer Jelon Vieira

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

From June 23rd through July 3rd, world-renowned dance company DanceBrazil will be having its annual performance at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea.

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

Debutaunt Examines Traditional Rites of Passage While Encouraging Young Women to Find Their Voice

Tim Ranney | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

I'm sitting in an airy warehouse in Red Hook Brooklyn filled with plush white beach-house furniture, rustic chandeliers, and freshly cut dogwood branches.

Running in Tap Shoes: Choreographer Janine Molinari on Teaching Broadway Kids and Other Adventures in Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

"Watch out," Janine Molinari laughs, flashing me a megawatt smile. "They're gonna come at you!" No sooner has the acclaimed choreographer-director-dance teacher spoken than her students, 20 of Broadway's finest child performers, come barreling toward me.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

Rock Your Performance! Tips For Young Dancers

Karen Musey | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

Dance competition season is here! Right now across America, millions of young dancers are hastily sewing on last minute rhinestones, finalizing rehearsal details and buying enough hairspray to freeze an elephant stiffly into place.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

Pop Music Marries Ballet in the Alberta Ballet Company's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Lois Alter Mark

I admit I've never been a big fan of ballet. I really didn't understand how dance could tell a story so, although I admired the dancers' talent and flexibility, I just wasn't touched on an emotional level. But a couple of weeks ago, I saw Fumbling Towards Ecstasy -- and I got it.

Siobhan Davies: Human-Nature (VIDEO) | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts

It all stems from a fascination with our relationship to movement. When Siobhan 'Sue' Davies CBE took her first steps on the dance stage at 17, no one assumed that the art student had never danced before. But the lack of a classical education was more freeing than restrictive, allowing her to perform and choreograph however she saw fit.

Dancin' Dads In Ugly Christmas Sweaters Is The Gift We Didn't Know We Wanted

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.05.2014 | Good News

Meet your new favorite hip dance crew -- whose day jobs might include professions like accounting. In an ad for Sainsbury's, a supermarket chain i...

Introducing: Joshua Beamish, Choreographer

Ken Ludden | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Philanthropists and visionary entrepreneurs must sustain companies which will allow brilliant choreographers like Beamish to create their body of work without distraction. This type of support is a necessary step to creating The Coming Golden Age of Fine Art.

A Lesson from Detroit - America's Heart, and Soul

Ken Ludden | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.

The Coming Golden Age Of Fine Art

Ken Ludden | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Why else endure thousands of hours developing skills unless truly dedicated to the life those skills ultimately require? For a fine artist it is impossible to rest, or feel fulfilled, in any other way.

Ballet School Drop-Out

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Always a trendsetter, I was rocking Danskins and tutus way before it was cool. With a Ring Ding in one hand and a Barbie in the other, I would dance my way through each room of the house. It was obvious, to me at least, that I was meant to be a dancer.