It is performed by Pilobolus, a collective that prides itself on finding dynamic ways to use the human body and work across creative disciplines. Shadowland has been widely seen abroad; this is its U.S. premiere. Dance lovers, as well as anyone intrigued by the power of form, will be captivated.
Dance matters. It is essential to the development of every child, teenager, adult and elder. The art and sport of dancing has endless values that can and will change lives. My experiences at the Atlanta Ballet and Brandeis University have made me feel empowered as a Peruvian and Colombian woman.
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...
I've been unmarried for several months now, and this scorpion was the most legitimate post-divorce test I'd been faced with to date. This scorpion in my house was my post-divorce final exam.
Our cities make us great : the freer they are - and more dynamic - the better off we all are. The past few days has demonstrated how we are living in a world where one has to take sides. Either one is for freedom, for social, economic and cultural interaction, for fun, for music, for life. Or one is against these things.
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.
As I watched my girls get together as a group with three other girls for the past seven Sundays, I saw something beautiful. I saw them focus, listen to their teacher. I saw them looking at the dancers with them looking for cues and help as they struggled to remember what the next step was.
Between each of the four excerpts of dance pieces the audience previewed, Mr. Battle gave an overview of what we were about to see and paid tribute to those who inspired the work. He talked about the man himself, Alvin Ailey, who was a genius and an inspiration to Mr. Battle, as well multitudes of dancers through the years.
Twelve-year-old Meg has always had a dream to be a dancer. Adopted as a baby, Meg came to the United States with her sister when she was just 3 month ...
He was a made-for-TV success story. Eventually Ellen DeGeneres magnanimously -- as is her way -- handed him a larger-than-life check for a $35,000 college scholarship. Thinking like the middle-class kid he aspired to be, he used the great majority of that money to pay down his existing student loans.
The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.
Unlike much of what came to be lumped under E.D.M. -- frequently playing to feelings like anger and alienation -- dance-pop was, like disco itself, meant to evoke happy, fun, cathartic feelings.
This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.
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.
In the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and queer performance there's no hotter couple right now than Kitten N' Lou.
We've all been asked that question: What do you do? And language has a way of confusing matters even more. Specific words and terminology take on a di...