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Monday, March 18, 2019

Project 31 dancing ‘Under Control’ by Admin

Boston University Dance Theater, Boston, Massachusetts. March 2, 2019. Dancing is about being in control, one could argue — of body placement in space, rhythm and quality of movement. Yet …

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Complexions continues to break boundaries after 25 years by Admin

The Joyce Theater, New York, New York. February 22, and March 1, 2019. It’s hard to believe Complexions Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Master choreographer Dwigh…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The magic behind MOVES at The Montalbán by Admin

There’s a new dance festival hitting Los Angeles and you don’t want to miss it! Break the Floor Productions, in partnership with The Montalbán in Hollywood will present, MOVES at Th…

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My Fair Lady: Choreography for the characters by Admin

Lincoln Center Theater, New York, New York. March 8, 2019. Christopher Gattelli’s choreographic record can’t be characterized. From Gigi to Cher, Newsies to The King and I, and SpongeBo…

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Grosh Cares Grant: Amplifying performing arts, theater and more      by Admin

As the technology continues to advance, there have been more innovative ways for the theater and dance studios to bring shows to life. Creating a magical experience often involves the use of…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dancing in community at the Third Life Choreographer Series by Admin

Third Life Studio, Somerville, Massachusetts. February 22, 2019. Dancing together is arguably one of the most innately human, if not the most innately human, thing that we can hope to do. Rh…

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“The Other Josh” at the Westside Theater by Admin

This small musical (which works very hard to be lovingly positive) opened at the Westside Theatre in mid-November and will run there until April 28th. I tell you up front that it has enjoyed…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

‘World of Dance’ recap: Season 3 begins by Admin

World of Dance is back and better than ever as it enters into its third season. Any age can grace the World of Dance stage and compete in any style of dance for the chance to win the ultimat…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Spotlight on the Teacher: Max Stone by Admin

As part of Dance Informa’s series, Spotlight on the Teacher, we feature contemporary teacher and Artistic Director of NYC-based company Sexy Beast, Max Stone. Stone has been teaching for o…

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Creating a new musical: ‘Marie, Dancing Still’ by Admin

On Saturday, February 23, the Steps Beyond Foundation hosted an Artists Talk entitled “The Creative Process Unraveled: Creating a New Musical”. The packed evening (Steps Beyond’s most …

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sara Mearns tackles acting in ‘I Married an Angel’ by Admin

She’s been a principal dancer with New York City Ballet for 10 years. She’s become a muse and an inspiration for choreographers and has performed all over the world. She’s even jetéd …

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Keto Concerns: Is Keto Diet unsafe for dancers? by Admin

The keto diet, short for ketogenic, is the latest variation of a low carbohydrate diet with a twist that it recommends eating high levels of dietary fats. Claims suggest that this trendy die…

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Networking dos and dont’s for dancers: Building connections and community by Admin

Networking – it encompasses many aspects of building professional and personal communities. Most regard it as an essential ingredient for building a stable, fulfilling career. Dance is a p…

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Christopher Ruud’s last bow: 21 years of fulfillment, pain and so much more by Admin

Principal Dancer Christopher Ruud took his last bow with Ballet West, after 21 years with the company, on February 23, 2019. Speaking with him now, what is most striking is his sense of grat…

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Dancing past brain cancer and into dreams: Catherine Wreford and Craig Ramsay by Admin

“You have cancer.” There’s arguably no more terrifying, yet sadly common, statement out there. Treatments are getting more and more advanced all the time, yet they most often come with…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Is dance worth it? by Admin

One standard by which we can measure the merit of a pursuit is if the end goal is met. Arguably, the most straightforward goal of training as a dancer is to eventually become a professional …

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Handling Injury, Part II: Carolyn Paine by Admin

“Out of adversity comes opportunity,” goes an old saying. Carolyn Paine, director/choreographer of CONNetic Dance (Hartford, CT), seems to have found the truth of that statement firsthan…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dance readiness: When is your child ready to begin dance classes? by Admin

Beginning dance classes for your young dancer is similar to beginning any sport — you, as the parent, ask yourself several questions. When should my child start dance? What styles should t…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Movie Musical Shakedown – Sweeney Todd by Admin

Loved co-hosting this episode of the OnStage Blog podcast Movie Musical Shakedown about Sweeney Todd. We talked about the psychology of obsession, the empty motivation of revenge, the relati…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Atlanta Ballet brings romantic shine with ‘La Sylphide’ by Admin

Cobb Energy Center, Smyrna, Georgia. February 15, 2019. On Friday evening, February 15, Atlanta Ballet presented a stunning performance of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, with product…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Autonomous and interdependent: Urbanity Dance in ‘Substrate Independent’ by Admin

Urbanity Central, Boston, Massachusetts. January 25, 2019. The Oxford Dictionary defines “substrate” as an “underlying substance or layer.” In Substrate Independent, Urbanity Dance c…

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Introducing the Elektra pointe shoe from Só Dança by Admin

You’ve got your pointe shoe routine down to a science… Sewing ribbons, breaking in shanks and taping your blisters so that your time on your toes is both efficient and enjoyable. But dan…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reed Luplau releases Love is Loud video in time for Valentine’s by Admin

This week, Aussie born dancer Reed Luplau released a music video to Justin Levine’s Love is Loud. Luplau and Levine, Musical Supervisor for Moulin Rouge, met through the show this past sum…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Call Me Madam” at Encores! at City Center by Admin

There was a time, during what were called “the golden years” of musical theater, when the word “vehicle” was attached to a form of theatrical work that was designed to serve the tale…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ brings promise to a new day by Admin

Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, D.C.  January 16, 2019. Choreographer Matthew Bourne is probably still best known for his Swan Lake (1995), which featured an all-male, bare-cheste…

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The Hidden Ones – Explosive, Emotive, Immersive Theater by Admin

If you want to see theater that will leave you indelibly changed, dive into the immersive theatrical experience of The Hidden Ones. This 90-minute, limited dialogue show, interactive piece i…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Dancing the inner and outer: Fortitude Dance Project’s Winter Wonderland Gala by Admin

The Lantana, Randolph, Massachusetts. January 19, 2019. As a 20-year old college senior, Bettina Mahoney, director and founder of Fortitude Dance Project, was feeling like she wanted somethi…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Everybody dance now: Socioeconomic status and dance by Admin

Dancing costs money. Well, to get up and move is free, but to take classes, buy required clothing and shoes, order recital costumes, and more certainly isn’t. To have a dream to formally t…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What should I include on my dance resume? by Admin

Think of your resume and your calling card. In many ways, it’s as important as your headshot in an audition setting. So much emphasis is placed on headshots — what photographer to shoot …

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Dance teachers: Expanding your choreographic horizons by Admin

In writing this article, I was motivated by the fact that as I travel around the U.S. judging competitions and doing master classes, I am struck by the fact that the majority of the choreogr…

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How to deal with a dry spell by Admin

The performing arts are a difficult business. One day you’ve got a wonderful, well-paying gig, and the next, you’re back on the audition circuit, hustling for your next job. People will …

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