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American Idiot Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

From the band that spawned the songs ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, ‘American Idiot’ and ’21 Guns’, the Pulitzer Prize winning composer of …

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Twyla Tharp thrills at The Joyce by Admin

The Joyce Theater, New York, NY.  Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  Twyla Tharp’s two-week run of Twyla Tharp and Three Dances reminds us why dance is so great…and special…and vital. It can…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

‘Ephemera’: A not-so-ephemeral theatre experience by Admin

Elektra Theatre, New York, NY.  Monday, July 11, 2016.  The latest trend on the dance scene? Interactive performance pieces. With hit shows like Sleep No More and Queen of the Night igniti…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Conversation with (some of) the cast of Hadestown by Admin

  There’s something in the water at New York Theatre Workshop the famed East Village theater is known for producing hits: RENT, Once, and – most recently – David Bowie’s final p…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Conversation with Jaime Lozano & Lauren Epsenhart by Admin

  Lauren Epsenhart and Jaime Lozano are hard at work. It’s almost opening night and there are decisions to make: what costume to choose; which lighting gel looks just right; where to …

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Conversation with Aya Aziz by Admin

  Look up any positive adjective in the dictionary and Aya Aziz should be cited as an example: bright, magnetic, gregarious, compassionate, insightful – the list goes on. In short, we…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

A Conversation with Mia Walker by Admin

  Mia Walker greets us with a hug and we immediately feel like she’s been our friend for years. Maybe that’s what it’s like to be in the rehearsal room with her. It figures: Mia i…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Musical Theatre Training Benefits All Dancers by Admin

Broadway Connection Teaching Artists address why musical theatre training can be valuable for dancers of all styles and genres. Are you a bunhead knee deep in pointe shoes, lambs wool, bun c…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Are The #TonySoDiverse? by Admin

  The Tony Awards are a celebration of a tiny fraction of what’s happening in American Theater, and this year’s event was full of love in the wake of the Orlando Shooting.   At…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Steps on Broadway teeming with activities this summer by Admin

Every summer, Steps on Broadway bustles with an extra dose of enthusiastic activity, with people waking up with Morning Fit exercises, dashing to class for Summer Study NYC, trying out the i…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Win tickets to see Ailey, Ballet Hispánico or San Francisco Ballet in a cinema near you! by Admin

This summer, three nights of encore performances from some of America’s best dance companies will return to cinemas across the U.S., presented by Fathom Events and Lincoln Center for the P…

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Conversation with Diana Oh by Admin

  I’ve lived in cities all my life. On the sidewalk, I have been called a slut, a princess, a whore, a bitch, I’ve been bowed to and guilted and leered at and grabbed at and…

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Can Playwriting Be Taught? by Admin

  Originally published by The Dramatist Guild Keynote address from the Southeasern Theater Conference, 2006    The age-old answer to this question was always “”No, play…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Which Yoga is Right for You? by Admin

Have you considered taking up yoga but don’t know where to start? It’s an ancient science of wellness, born and largely developed in India. In the past few decades, however, yoga has cau…

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Lydia Johnson Dance: A fusion of emotion and form by Admin

In some circles of contemporary choreographers, the word “formal” has a negative connotation. It implies an adherence to Westernized, balletic ideals like line, shape and symmetry. For t…

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H.T. Chen and Dancers: Culture and community in movement by Admin

From man’s beginnings, we danced in community. As cultures evolved and diversified, so did their dancing. Thus, unique cultural dances emerged worldwide. Contemporary dance works somet…

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What’s in Store for Chehon Wespi-Tschopp’s ‘I Am Force’? by Admin

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Season 9 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, has taken his company and brand, I Am Force (IAF), to new heights. Although IAF is still in its early years, the growth …

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‘Freddie Falls in Love’: Blackstone’s Back, Alright! by Admin

As Tony Award season has just concluded, it reminds us that while one of four brilliant choreographers walks home with the honor, only a handful of choreographers have remained household nam…

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Get ready for college dance this summer! by Admin

So, congratulations, you’ve been accepted into a university or conservatory dance program. You’re counting down the days until you arrive on campus. Certainly use this summer to …

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5 Things I Want to Tell Dancers: Dance Medicine Specialist by Admin

The next in Dance Informa’s “5 Things I Want to Tell Dancers” series. Here, we receive advice from a dance-medicine specialist about staying injury-free and at the top of y…

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Chris Fonseca Keeps it Moving by Admin

It’s always a thrilling moment, once you’ve learned a wicked combination in class and are getting ready to try it with music for the first time. The teacher exclaims, “5, 6, 7, 8!”, …

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One-on-one with Columbia City Jazz Director Dale Lam by Admin

Around the competition circuit, and the “how does she produce so many amazing dancers?” circuit, Dale Lam at Columbia City Jazz is a force to be reckoned with. In Columbia, South…

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Jersey Tap Fest: The Family Festival by Admin

Every summer, the Jersey Tap Fest brings the tap community together for four days of learning, performing and fun. This year’s workshop from August 11-14 will feature over 60 master classe…

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Arch Contemporary Ballet: Turning Tradition Topsy-Turvy by Admin

In the dance world, every so often there’s a company that truly breaks the mold – but isn’t out for the fame and glory. They work tirelessly to keep creating art, whether t…

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‘Anastasia’: From Connecticut’s Hartford Stage to Broadway by Admin

“Opulent”, “magical” and “beautiful” are just a few of many words used to describe the newest musical Anastasia. Under the direction of Darko Tresnjak, this production that’s b…

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RAD’s En Avant Dance Teacher Conference by Admin

The inaugural En Avant Dance Teacher Conference, presented by Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Canada, promises to host a myriad of events for dance teachers, studio owners and studio administra…

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Why is everyone drinking Kombucha tea these days? by Admin

Probiotic drinks like kombucha tea are one of the hottest trends in health and nutrition. Once thought of as something your hippie aunt brewed on her kitchen counter, you can now find all di…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Winners of the 2016 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarship Contest by Admin

In early November, Dance Informa announced its massive Summer Scholarship Contest in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Worth over a quarter of a million dollars in…

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Gratitude For Our Moving Body by Admin

As dancers, our body works hard for us. It allows us to execute beautiful, amazing things, and through that be a paintbrush in the art form of dance. We don’t always return the favor, …

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One Timeless Drama. Two Timeless Legends. Together Onscreen for the First Time. by Admin

Veteran film icons Academy Award® nominee Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Hobbit franchise, X-Men franchise) and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the La…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Arch Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Château’: Intriguing Unions by Admin

Davenport Theatre, New York City.  Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Western concert dance has long lived in a tension between two poles. On one hand, there’s classicism, codification and t…

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