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Paul Taylor's Legacy Plan Champions Modern Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

What is the life of a painting? In an artist's hands, a previously anonymous canvas and a random assortment of paint suddenly becomes not only an expression of an idea, but a commodity that often lives beyond the artist himself.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The groundbreaking photos that she took during the Great Depression of breadlines, and the despair she recorded of those forced to migrate in response to the Dust Bowl, are permanent fixtures in the pictorial history of the United States. However, the depth and range of her photography extend far beyond those iconic depictions.

Martha Graham Dance Company Is As Relevant as Ever in Its Joyce Season

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In 1960, dance critic Jill Johnston reviewed Martha Graham's season at the 5th Street Theatre. She likened the choreographer to "a kind of high priest...

Traits of a Millennial

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While Millennials are low on the totem pole for now, we are more connected and better educated than any generation in the history of this country. Here are a few traits I find in myself as well as the millions of other Millennials across this nation that distinguish us from the pack.

Gary Hart's Waking Nightmare Marked Media Devolution

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
William Bradley

The storyline has long been that Hart challenged the press to follow him around and, in the post-Watergate spirit of enterprising investigative journalism, the press did just that, fearlessly uncovering, well, er, what?

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

Millennials and Boomers: Don't Forget Generation X

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.

An Expanding Universe: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

Paul Taylor, who celebrates his 83rd birthday this year and whose total body of work now eclipses 140 dances in his lifetime, is a Godfather to American Modern Dance.

Paul Taylor Dance Company's New York Season

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Paul Taylor's greatest gift is shading -- adding a stroke of darkest charcoal to a brilliant moment, a sweep of white to a dusky one. His choreography...

Celebrating the Joffrey Ballet

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-03-29-Screenshot20120329at10.10.20AM.jpgBallet fans will want to get their hands on Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, a thrilling new documentary.

Dance Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

Last week was heady for American modern dance in New York. The Martha Graham Dance Company performed historic works from the great one's canon at the Joyce Theater.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Moves Uptown

Debra Levine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A joyous event for modern dance takes place at Lincoln Center next Tuesday evening, March 13, when the Paul Taylor Dance Company will plant its coll...

1 In 12 Marriages In U.S. Involve Interracial Couples

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weddings

WASHINGTON — Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million – a record 1 in 12 – as a steady flow of new Asian and Hi...

Choreographer Jorma Elo Springs The Wolf Trap

Debra Levine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

A commission to create a brand new ballet for a boutique troupe like Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a really big deal, even for a well established choreographer like Jorma Elo.

PHOTOS: Genius Choreography

Debra Levine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

The surviving genius of the second generation of American modern dance, Paul Taylor, 80, still goes into the dance studio and creates two new works a ...

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

Company B, Citizen: Dances For Our Troubled Times

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

The 1940s, a time of war and economic crisis, appears to be a popular period to revisit in the performing arts world right now, with Doctor Atomic, an...