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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dance in a spacial context: VLA Dance’s ‘Sand’ by Admin

Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. April 27, 2019. A key aspect of dance art is that it takes place in a space, which is part of a context, often becoming part of meaning. Purpo…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rich legacy of Shakespearean ballets: New York City Ballet in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Admin

June 1, 2019. The David H. Koch Theater, New York, NY. In his time, William Shakespeare was a maverick innovator; he literally created hundreds of words that we now regularly use in the Engl…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

“The Ferryman” revisited by Admin

Jez Butterworth’s hit play is so robust and chock full of incident  that I could not assimilate all of it in my one visit. I reviewed it in October, 2018, when  several of its principal…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Frankie and Johnny” together again by Admin

Terrence McNally is an acknowledged master whose home must house dozens of  awards including several for a lifetime of achievement, four Tonys, an Emmy, and many more. In 1996 he was induct…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

What should students choose? College, concert or commercial dance? by Admin

As dancers chassé toward their senior year of school, they begin to decide where dance will take them. Where will they take that next step, or leap, to make their dance dreams a reality? Th…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The SAFE® Method: Spirals and patterns for recovery, artistry and more by Admin

Formal dance training includes much about patterns in the body: the sequential arcs of port de bras, common step sequences such as a pas de bourrée, the actions in the body that lead to a p…

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Kathleen Breen Combes bows farewell to Boston Ballet and begins a new act by Admin

A career in classical ballet can feel incredibly all-encompassing — from rehearsing to class to cross-training and maintenance, the work is constant. Yet Kathleen Breen Combes, to her cred…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Things that dancers are good at (And gigs that need exactly those things) by Admin

We’re coming up on the end of the school year, and countless graduating dancers are coming into the industry. Whether they’re coming from conservatories, university BFA programs or studi…

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Taking to the streets: Ballerina Brittany Cavaco dances through Paris in film ‘Until Midnight’ by Admin

Ballerina, model and Só Dança ambassador Brittany Cavaco lives every dancer’s dream and confronts every dancer’s nightmare in the new dance film, Until Midnight, directed by Christophe…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Toronto to host 2019 Genée International Ballet Competition by Admin

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is set to bring the Genée International Ballet Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, back to Toronto for the first time si…

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Darrell Grand Moultrie’s premiere with Ailey: Sharing movement and way more by Admin

A tendu is a tendu, a jeté is a jeté, and a pirouette is a pirouette. When does movement go beyond that to become art? When does a dancer transcend the steps to truly be an artist? Darrell…

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Miami City Ballet’s Bianca Bulle: Excited about Elektra by Admin

Just recently, prestigious dancewear brand Só Dança revealed its much anticipated new pointe shoe, the Elektra, a marriage of hundreds of years of tradition and groundbreaking, revamped te…

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Why energy balance is the under appreciated secret to healthy weight and more energy by Admin

“I want more energy, lower injury risk and a healthy weight.” As a registered dietitian who has been working with elite level dancers for over 10 years, these are the most common concern…

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Meet Eurotard Brand Ambassador Gracie Smith by Admin

Eurotard Dancewear is proud to have a Brand Ambassador program where dancers who are training, pre-professional and professional represent its brand and all of its possibilities. Eurotard Br…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Disability arts leader Laurel Lawson is Dance/USA Artist Fellow by Admin

Laurel Lawson, an Atlanta-based activist, disability arts leader, dancer and technologist recently received an inaugural Dance/USA Artist Fellowship. The select group includes 31 artists, an…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

David Neumann blends different worlds in ‘Hadestown’ by Admin

Hadestown is the musical I had unknowingly been waiting for all season. While the title might not ring a bell like those of more commercial shows such as Tootsie, The Cher Show and The Prom…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Risk, courage and conscience in dance-making: Tabula Rasa Dance Theater’s ‘Inside Our Skins’ by Admin

New York Live Arts, New York, NY.  May 15, 2019. To make art and present it to an audience is taking a risk. It calls for courage. That’s often all the more the case when the work focuses…

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José Limón Dance Company at The Joyce: The old dancing with the new by Admin

There’s a tension in the concert dance world at large — between the classic and the contemporary, the traditional and the modern. At the same time, there can be confluence and harmony th…

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Are you prepared for your financial future? by Admin

Is there actually such a thing as financial freedom, or is that a myth like the Tooth Fairy? Is financial freedom, or even financial stability, a lofty goal that only very few can attain? As…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Batsheva Dance Company’s ‘Venezuela’: Audience experience in mind by Admin

Boch Center Shubert Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts. April 5, 2019. Dance can be quite intellectual, and quite intellectually fascinating — through elements of structure, timing, concept, e…

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Cogent classicism made modern: ‘Benita Bike’s Dance Art’ by Admin

The Dance Complex, Cambridge, Massachusetts. March 30, 2019. “I am a classicist,” wrote Benita Bike in her program letter. I did indeed see classicism in her work, but also evident were …

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s ‘Tracings’ at the National Portrait Gallery by Admin

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. May 4, 2019. Telling an emotional, difficult story can demand a lot — emotional energy, clarity to help the listener understand, and courage in …

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

What do you bring? Michael Ian Cedar guides dance competitions and studios by Admin

In life, how often do we slow down and think about why we do what we do? How much does the answer to that question influence how we actually go forward in the world? Michael Ian Cedar, presi…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

An Ode To Actors by Admin

We have witnessed it frequently as of late, Broadway audience members vocally complaining about actors, with their ire focused “missing” shows (aka, having prior engagements or attending…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

High Button Shoes: Silvers Turned to Tarnish in Keystone Kops Musical by Admin

★★★ Jerome Robbins’ 'Bathing Beauty Ballet' sparks the uneven Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn musical at Encores! The post High Button Shoes: Silvers Turned to Tarnish in Keystone Kops Musical…

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Royal Academy of Dance approaches its centenary and looks toward the future by Admin

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organizations in the world. Established in the UK in 1920, the RAD encourages its tea…

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Rainbow Militia’s traveling circus wagon builds community in Denver by Admin

For artists across the United States, the struggle to find and keep funding, pay collaborators and bring passion projects to life can feel like an uphill battle. In a dog-eat-dog world, some…

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Dancing José Limón’s ‘The Traitor’ at the University of Florida: The old made anew by Admin

Some stories — and thus, some dances — are simply timeless. At the same time, there may very well be creative choices within works from the past — even if they feel timeless — that d…

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Top picks for dance summer fashion by Admin

Summer is just around the corner, and you may already have plans for an exciting summer program, workshop or convention. And you’ll surely want to make a lasting first impression and treat…

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Boston Ballet’s John Lam tries on a new…dress by Admin

Boston Ballet Principal John Lam has danced leading roles in some of the most sought-after ballets – Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the princi…

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Family Day at the theater: How to enjoy the ballet with young kids     by Admin

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.  April 7, 2019.             Last Sunday morning, I packed up the whole family and headed to Washington, D.C. to pa…

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