Whether you win or lose, it's about playing the game. Football, skiing or dance, any sport teaches us to never give up. Give it everything you have. Do your best and that will always be good enough. Same goes for life, no matter what comes your way, NEVER GIVE UP!
The younger cast seems like part of an unfortunate trend -- especially, but not exclusively in the dance world -- of emphasizing child celebrities.
Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...
Dance Teachers, we need to talk. You have got to stop sending children out to dance in public in their underwear. Maybe you've added some rhinestones ...
The more we ask our artists to perform as athletes, the more we must treat them as both. Few populations have a better mind/body awareness than ballet dancers. It's a thrill to help restore that integration -- not only for their benefit, but for ours as an audience as well.
Imagine waking up one morning knowing that, in just a few hours, you'll be performing in front of thousands of people in an event you have prepared for during more than half of your life. For 15-year-old twin sisters Sara and Riya Kapoor, that became their reality.
Here's to a happy and healthy new start and to making 2016 our best rear yet!
The first thing anyone ever notices about Jenny Vidbel is her smile. It's the purest smile I've ever seen. It emanates from a soul steeped in genuine gratitude, abundant joy and love for her craft.
Keagan Anfuso and Drew Brown, The Grey Area, Jacksonville, Florida. A documentary film providing insight into how the antiquated stereotypical definitions of gender affect the life of a masculine female.
Even with continual threats to maintaining funding for arts education, New Rochelle schools continue to deliver these kinds of enriching experiences, a demonstration of our unflagging commitment to educating the whole child through art, dance, music and theatre.
As a doctor, I'm going to tell you to stop stressing. Not only do most of those deprivation-fueled tips not work (who writes those things anyway?), staying healthy without obsessing is much easier than you think. That's mainly because there are likely things that you already enjoy -- and don't realize how good they are for you. Emphasize these four things and you won't have to choose between celebrating and health after all:
You must let go to achieve. Take it in, feel it, give it back. Ballet is fleeting. The pessimistic industry saying laments that you're "only as good as your last performance," meaning the impression from live art is quickly replaced by whatever comes next.
I write following recent terrorist attacks around the world, from Paris, Beirut, and Mali to San Bernardino, as the presence of terror looms too large and too real. This presence is a call to action for those of us working in the arts and culture.
When we launched The Future Project almost five years ago, we knew that we wanted to work with young people across the country to discover what they really care about, what gets them out of bed in the morning and keeps them awake at night -- their unique passions and dreams.
She made headlines and history by becoming the first African-American female principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, she debuted on Broadway in the hit show On the Town and launched her MindLeaps Girls' Program in Rwanda, which uses dance to prepare disadvantaged youth for school.