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A Chain Love Letter to Dance (In Video)

Mitchell Rose | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

Art is a business. The sad fact. When I was choreographer in the 70s and 80s, with an "office" crammed into my East Village apartment, I spent more ti...

Can A Work Performed By Only Male Dancers Be 'Feminist'?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts

"What does feminist work look like without women as the subject?" That's the question at the top of choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh's Kickstarter for a...

Jean Dubuffet: Coucou Bazar. Interview with Choreographer Kiriakos Hadjiioannou (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

In his spectacular stage piece Coucou Bazar, Jean Dubuffet combined painting, sculpture, theatre, dance and music into a unique, multimedia work of ar...

Seen and Now Heard: ENB's 'She Said' Gives Women Choreographers a Voice

Meghan Feeks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

"Broken Wings," photo by Laurent Liotardo Now, as in the 19th century, ballet's most celebrated symbol is the ballerina. George Balanchine -- arguabl...

Luna: The Beating Heart of Dance-Making and Creativity

Luna Dance Institute | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Luna Dance Institute

Luna Dance Institute (LDI) is the place for dance education and creativity in the East Bay. Located in West Berkeley next to the I-80 freeway and the ...

What It Takes to Be an Asian Female Hip-Hop Dancer and Choreographer

Robert Kuang | Posted 04.10.2016 | Arts
Robert Kuang

Hailing from Hong Kong and New Zealand, Karen Ng has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC Summerstage, Shakespeare in the Park and more. She has also produced and performed her own projects.

BalletX Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Gala and 10 Year Retrospective

Laura Goldman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Laura Goldman

Ballet X will be celebrating 10 years of groundbreaking choreography on April 7 with The Premier Party. The highlight of the night will be one night o...

Pointe of Attraction: Inside the Making of a Ballet

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

Through how light hits a face of makeup, the detail on a costume, dancers who toil away in the studio, a ballet is born, but these artists create more than that. We're attracted to what we feel. They create feeling.

The Tightrope Choreography of Love

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Alessia ROSSI

The choreography of love starts, when you firmly put your hand in your partner's hand. The real choreography continues, when you respect your partner's moves, your moves are always gentle.

Dance Review: An Echo You Will Never Forget

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 11.21.2016 | 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 11.17.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | 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 10.15.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 10.06.2016 | 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 surprise dance rou...

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 08.30.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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.