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A Dancer's View of a Great Dance Company: Lizzie MacKenzie and River North's 'Momentum'

Johnny Nevin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Lizzie MacKenzie has been a lot of different places as a dancer, both literally and artistically. That would be enough experience to give anybody an unusually complete perspective on a dance company, but there's one more significant part to Lizzie MacKenzie's bio.

Using Everything: Luna Negra's Gustavo Ramírez Sansano

Johnny Nevin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

It's a whirlwind of a dance company; when Janine Parker saw them perform, she wrote in the Boston Globe that they "dance as if it's the last night on Earth," but it wasn't always this way when Gustavo Ramírez Sansano made dances.

Candoco: Thinking Beyond the Body (VIDEO) | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

Coldplay have left the stadium but the buzz surrounding the Paralympic Games looks set to continue. Some feedback credits London 2012 for bridging the...

Naked Dancing: A Cautionary Tale

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Lauren Warnecke

Naked is not a decision you should make lightly as a dancemaker, or, in my opinion, frequently. Dancing in the buff has serious implications that you can't avoid.

'Black Swan' Choreographer Dances Through MOCA

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

It's not every day you get to watch dancers caper around a museum gallery. But last Thursday, celebrated dancer-choreographer (and Natalie Portman's h...

Olympics Madness: 'Extreme' Dancers Dive Off London Landmarks

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

The London 2012 festival in celebration of the Olympic games brings us yet another creative, boundary-breaking, and awe inspiring performance piece. T...

The Tightrope Doesn't Matter When You're Already Down: Billy Siegenfeld and Jump Rhythm Jazz

Johnny Nevin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

Balance is something that Billy Siegenfeld knows inside out. In his Jump Rhythm Technique, and in the art of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, he explores where balance comes from and what it's made of, where to find it and how to use it.

How Many People Will Dance With This Man?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home

The travel blog over at The New York Times drew our attention to a project transforming the city of London into a dance studio as a lead-up to the Oly...

Too Big For Ballet? Dancer Goes Back To The Barre In Midlife To Prove Them Wrong

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang ...

Not Your Mother's Ballet Company: Choreographer Marilyn Klaus at NYC's XL Nightclub

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 01.10.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Woodard

We have seen the future of dance, and it is fun! For two nights in June, Klaus' company, Ballets with a Twist, took viewers for a spin with its 21st-century take on an American tradition -- blasting the boundaries between high art and entertainment.

Pilobolus' Cyborg Dance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

The New York-based dance company Pilobolus released a behind-the-scenes trailer of it's new work, Automaton. It's a collaborative piece choreographed ...

Choices and Dances Inside the Kaleidoscope: Luna Negra's Mónica Cervantes

Johnny Nevin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at5.10.50PM.jpgMany people in the dance world already know Mónica Cervantes as an accomplished performer. Not as many know her as a gifted choreographer, but that's changing.

Dance That Looks Like Music Sounds: Hubbard Street's Alejandro Cerrudo

Johnny Nevin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

One of the most revolutionary developments in the art of choreography occurred gradually and unnoticed, as the ability to select music from multiple sources, and reconstruct that music into what is essentially a new structure, became widely available through software-based edititng.

Voguing In China?!

Posted 05.24.2012 | Arts

In a newly released video online, we see Rashaad Newsome schooling VIP art patrons at the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK) on the art of vogu...

Choreography: Transforming Personal Poisons Into Beauty?

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

Nick had also sent me a lovely adagio for the featured duet, and when I read that peacocks also represent fidelity and faithfulness, I thought it was another great match. It was exciting to see our once broad themes become more focused and inspired.

'Werk! The Armitage Gone Variety Show'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Karole Armitage is, to put it bluntly, a force of nature. The prolific choreographer has been labeled the "punk ballerina" by countless publications, ...

The Choreography of Understanding: Edwaard Liang and Age of Innocence

Johnny Nevin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

2012-05-01-20120428AgeofInnocenceCompany1photobyHerbertMigdoll_hp.jpg When the Joffrey Ballet performs Liang's Age of Innocence this month, their audience will see the return of a powerful and profound work, presented with richly-woven precision.

A Strange And Beautiful One Woman Show

Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts

We spend too much time scouring Kickstarter, looking to feature the next big artists. In our most recent search, dancer, artist, yogi and writer Auror...

Choreography and Music: Alexandra Beller and Robert Poss

Johnny Nevin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

"Other Stories" is the most recent project in Beller and Poss' multi-year collaboration, but beyond the noteworthy news of an important new work, there lies another narrative.

Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' - A Sumptuous Revival at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The San Francisco Ballet lifts Shakespeare's complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.

What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Science
Sylvie Leotin

Scientists attending a dance performance will undoubtedly relate to the physicality and geometry of dance. The movement through time, the geometry of interactions, the symmetry of the lines, the balance of the bodies. All these have parallels in the physical interactions that occur in every science, from astronomy and physics, to chemistry and biology.

This Is Your Brain On Dance!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

We can guess what our brains go through while we're dancing; we experience euphoria, elation, happiness, and probably nervousness for those with two l...

THROB: Dance Explodes How Hearts Pound

Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

So often is the heart symbolized as the house of the soul or the vehicle of love, sometimes we forget it is a highly physical, hardworking organ of ou...

Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Steven Mesler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Steven Mesler

Finding an unflattering photo, film clip, or an awkward moment of Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz together is impossible. The two of them dance the leads in the American premiere of Don Quixote and they are not to be missed.

SF Ballet's Onegin: Intensely Dramatic With 'Devilish' Choreography!

Katita Waldo | Posted 01.25.2012 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

Choreographically, the ballet is devilish and the partnering is unbelievably hard! The biggest challenge though, is to master the choreography while transcending the difficulty of the steps to tell the story.