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'So You Think You Can Dance' Breaks Its Routine By Going Gay, And We Love It

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

"So You Think You Can Dance" is show that runs on physical skill and sexual chemistry, but up until now, that chemistry's been pretty heterosexual. ...

Absence Makes the Dance Grow Stronger

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

It's often hard to check the ol' ego at the door for the greater good of the partnership. But take two people from the dance world that have known each other for 16 years, give them a shared vision and complementary skill sets... and wonderful things can happen.

Life Lessons Learned From Salsa

Lissa Coffey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Every one of us is going to have our own pace. We can't compare ourselves to other dancers, or other people. We need to be patient, and gentle with ourselves. Just do your best and trust in the process. When we keep going, we eventually get there. There are many paths to any destination.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

Multimedia Dance Performance Celebrates Harlem's Vibrant Queer Culture

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts

"As Pittsburgh is a quiet and reflective city, I was afforded a lot of time to read and be inspired by famous black authors in Harlem," Kyle Abraham, ...

Chinese Foot Massage 101: It'll Knock You Off Your Feet

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

I must be a glutton for punishment. Not only do I frequent the Korean Spa, I often spring for cheap, sub-par treatments at Chinese Foot Massage places...

Dancing in Paradise: An Encounter with Howard Finster

Sally Hansell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Sally Hansell

For the past few months, Lauri Stallings, an innovative choreographer in Atlanta, has been having deep conversations with Rev. Howard Finster, the fol...

America's Secret Weapon at Sochi: Choreographer Daniel Ezralow

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

Selected to choreograph the History of 20th Century Russia for the whole world to see. No pressure.

Choreographer Brock Clawson -- In the 'Right Place'

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Brock Clawson is an interesting mix -- both a choreographer and a landscape designer. We asked Brock some questions about his process and his current work, which we're pleased to share with you today.

R is for Resourcefulness

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Resourcefulness in simple terms would be to get the required things done by creatively optimizing the resources that you already have. In his insig...

Balancing a Vision: Hubbard Street's Alejandro Cerrudo and One Thousand Pieces

Johnny Nevin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

When the project was announced, the company described the idea as "inspired by Marc Chagall's famed American Windows." That left Cerrudo with the challenge of creating an important and large-scale work. If it was a measure of Hubbard Street's confidence in him.

All Hail The 'King Of Fingers'

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Once upon a time, in a pizza place far far away there lived a 20-year-old king from Vallejo, California. Not just any ordinary king, but a "King of Fi...

Always We Became Found: Lizzie MacKenzie and Chicago Dance Crash Make Some Connections

Johnny Nevin | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

When MacKenzie does choreograph, the results are often spectacularly rich; she combines an ability to create beautiful and engaging movement designs with an unusually effective understanding of concert dance architecture.

Wild: Choreographing LIFT

Aszure Barton | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Aszure Barton

In this moment, I experienced that familiar apex of excitement and fear -- the thrill of possibility, the anticipation of adventure.

Anna Sokolow Way Honors Modern Dance Great - December 4-8

Adria Rolnik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Through From the Horse's Mouth "talk/dance" format, Anna Sokolow Way will offer a firsthand look at the personal experiences of dancers, actors, critics and musicians who worked with Anna over the course of her 60-year career in dance.

Larry Keigwin: From Dynamite Dancer to Choreographer Extraordinaire!

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Scott Alexander Hess

I'll never forget the way Keigwin lept around me as I sat stock still in a chair in awe of his breathtaking artistry. It was absolutely thrilling. No less thrilling was catching Keigwin + Co. last week again, at The Joyce.

COLEctive Notions Democratizes Choreographic Process

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Collective, indeed. As many professional dance companies struggle with the usual difficulties of production on a shoestring budget, The Dance COLEctive (TDC) offers dancers the precious gift of production support with the creative freedom to develop their own unique ideas.

Dance Production and Management: All About the Art of Dance

Johnny Nevin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

In Dance Production and Management, the student and the working professional learn in detail the importance of communication, not just as a general principle, but in the real world terms of real production.

This. Little. Girl. Right. Here.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

This precocious little star taps to the beat of her own foot, and no one, and we mean no one, can stop her from stealing the show and having the best ...

Emotions in Motion: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago -- Fall Series

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Powerful and poignant -- two simple words that provide a quick snapshot of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series at the Harris Theater Thursday evening. Each of the four pieces displayed strong choreography and palpable emotion.

American Dance Guild Festival '13: Modern Dance Cross-Pollination Nov 8-10

Adria Rolnik | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Thirty-three artists/choreographers, from emerging to mid-career, will present their work, reflecting the American Dance Guild's unique position as both a promoter of the new and preserver of the living history of modern dance as an art form.

Strip-Dancing Khaleesi Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

Does anything scream post-apocalyptic swag like dusty contortions set to pop music? In this video, Ukranian dancer Yeva Shiyanova of Dance Studio ...

Inspiration and Creativity: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham

Johnny Nevin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Inspiration and creativity are so elusively interwoven that the most compelling and important new art is always a collaboration, perhaps unrecognized, with whatever past accomplishment made the present what it is.

Pilobolus at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

If human centipedes, Houdini-like escapes, Cirque de Soleil-style aerial acrobatics and lots of very sexy, muscular performers in dance belts appeal to your sense of fun and aesthetics, then Pilobolus' annual run at the Joyce Theater should be your cup of tea.

ADF 3: Building the Big Show

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

"The ground is shifting." Students hurly-burly across the dance floor, legs flying out from under them. "Birds are diving," the tall woman at the center of the whirlwind calls out. Hands shield the students' heads; they duck and skitter.