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Thursday, July 12, 2018

You Oughta Know – 7 Truths About Addiction in Jagged Little Pill by Admin

Sean Allan Krill and Elizabeth Stanley as Steve and Mary Jane Healy (Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva) Opioid addiction has swept the suburbs. As the pendulum swung during the 1990’s in the medical…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Onstage Dance Company’s Season 15 Performance: Dancing in community by Admin

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. June 17, 2018. As far back in human history as we know of, we’ve danced together in communities. That’s shifted and changed along with the w…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

11 tips for running a successful dance program  by Admin

Just For Kix Founder and Executive Director Cindy Clough has a vast network of more than 200 youth dance programs across numerous states under her watchful eye. Since 1981, she’s been teac…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Back to roots: Shoshona Currier takes over the helm at Bates Dance Festival by Admin

Many of us have lives that take unexpected twists and turns, in different locations and endeavors. Sometimes, we find ourselves back to our roots. Shoshona Currier is a Maine native who work…

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Project 31’s ‘Through This Lens’: Dance as an unfogged lens by Admin

Boston University Dance Theater, Boston, Massachusetts. June 23, 2018. The body never lies, Martha Graham is reported to have said. Many, many dancemakers over the years have made work focus…

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Boston Dance Alliance honoree Jeanne Traxler inspires the young by Admin

Talking with Jeanne Traxler was like having a comfortable conversation with a longtime friend, only we’d never met and, instead of chatting over coffee, we were conferencing on the phone a…

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Can we skip barre? Why barre is essential to your dance training by Admin

Dancers have thought it. Dance teachers have heard it. Today we are going to dig into the question, “Can we skip barre?” The short an answer is no. “Historically, starting class by hol…

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This is your brain on dance! by Admin

Last month was Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are an estimated 47 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. If you are not familiar with…

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Alicia Graf Mack takes to a new stage at Juilliard by Admin

If you haven’t heard of her by now, it’s time to come out from under that rock and recognize the incredible force Alicia Graf Mack has been in the dance world. As an elite dancer, she ha…

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Tracie Stanfield’s SynthesisDANCE offers Apprentice Experience  by Admin

Tracie Stanfield, artistic director of New York City-based company SynthesisDANCE and faculty member of Broadway Dance Center, has produced summer intensives for years. But for the first tim…

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Dance Informa Video Interview Series. Episode 2: Kirsten Russell by Admin

In the second installment of our Dance Informa Video Interview Series, I had the extreme honor of interviewing four amazingly talented JUMP Dance Convention instructors, Kirsten Russell, Aki…

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‘Ballet Etiquette’: A companion for your summer program by Admin

You’re set to embark on a summer program, and you’ve packed your dance shoes, leotards and tights, accessories and excitement. But did you pack your etiquette? How one should behave in a…

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Yonder Dance Company takes ‘IRL’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Admin

Born from professors and dancers at The University of Alabama (UA), Yonder Dance Company is a contemporary dance company from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that tours locally, regionally and internat…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

LaDuca Shoes honors Broadway legend Gwen Verdon by Admin

Gwen Verdon is remembered as one of the greatest triple-threats to have graced the Great White Way. You’d be surprised to learn that Verdon was horribly knock-kneed as a child — so much …

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The journey of BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang by Admin

As a young ballet student, Edwaard Liang in 1993 won the Professional Prize at the prestigious Swiss competition, the Prix de Lausanne. Twenty-five years later, he was a member of the jury f…

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Sara Mearns to debut new collection at Broadway Dance Center by Admin

New York City Principal Sara Mearns is one of the most popular ballerinas of our time. She is bold, musical, dynamic and glamorous. And her resume doesn’t end with just stage performances.…

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Spencer Liff has got the beat: New show ‘Head Over Heels’ opens on Broadway by Admin

Along with a glowing performing resume of his own, Spencer Liff’s choreography resume is lighting up, too. He worked as a choreographer on five seasons of the FOX hit series, So You Think …

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Second Companies: Long2 companies set sights high, far and wide by Admin

Dance Informa continues its series on second companies with a spotlight on Vanessa Long’s Long2 Dance Company. Running a dance company can be a lot of responsibility – managing r…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

“Skintight” at the Laura Pels Theatre by Admin

“The family comedy” has been around forever, but I only caught up with it at the very end of the 1930s when I was taken to “What A Life,” my first play which dealt with a teenager in…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘World of Dance’ recap: The Qualifier Round marches on by Admin

The biggest dance competition in the world continued to shine as new and old competitors competed for their chance for the 1 million dollar prize and a chance to make their mark as the best …

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Kathryn Gallagher – Bella & the Jagged Little Pill by Admin

There is a new show that is quickly elevating into the pantheon of great mental health musicals. Joining the ranks of such powerful pieces as Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen is the new w…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

‘World of Dance’ recap: The Qualifiers continue by Admin

World of Dance continued to keep pace as more hopefuls took the stage in hopes of making their mark and competing against some of the best dancers from around the world. Six more groups left…

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‘Escape to Margaritaville’: An audience getaway by Admin

Marquis Theatre, New York, New York.  June 20, 2018. I had the opportunity to see Escape to Margaritaville (the Jimmy Buffett musical) just days before it was set to close on Broadway afte…

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“Carmen Jones” at the Classic Stage Company by Admin

It was such a joy to be reunited with Oscar Hammerstein II’s adaptation of Bizet’s opera “Carmen” at its current production by the Classic Stage Company. Tucked away on the far east …

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Lydia Johnson Dance in New York season 2018: Aesthetic worlds by Admin

The Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, New York. June 7, 2018. Some of the dances I most clearly remember and commend are those that built a sensory world that could pull me right in. In all…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jacob’s Pillow opens 86th dance festival by Admin

The 2018 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts opens Wednesday, June 20 with the third oldest ballet company in the world, the Royal Danish Ballet, and Minneapolis-bas…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

 ‘World of Dance’ recap: Round 3 of the Qualifiers by Admin

They say that “the third time’s a charm”, and that was certainly true for the third round of the Qualifiers on World of Dance. Seven more groups lit up the World of Dance stage for the…

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#MeToo in the Theater by Admin

Proud to have collaborated with OnStage Blog on this piece about recent sexual abuse revelations within the theater community and ways to identify predatory behavior. http://www.onstageblog…

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Philadanco: Taking risks and showcasing harsh realities through the beauty of movement by Admin

The Joyce Theater, New York, New York. June 15, 2018. It had been some time since I had been able to enjoy Philadanco. My memory recalled a well polished, professional and prolific dance co…

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Abilities Dance in ‘Next Level’: Stepping up by Admin

Hibernian Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. June 2, 2018. The cultural image of a dancer is one who is lithe, impossibly flexible and able to whip out technical tricks just about as easily as bre…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Philadanco’s Joan Myers Brown: Frontierswoman of modern dance by Admin

Dance Informa had the great opportunity to have a conversation with Founder and Artistic Director of Philadelphia-based company Philadanco, Joan Myers Brown. The conversation could have gone…

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