All stories by Margaret Fuhrer on BroadwayStars

Monday, March 25, 2024

Allison Holker Is Dancing Through the Ups and Downs by Margaret Fuhrer

The performer stopped dancing after the death of her husband, Stephen Boss. Now she’s a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” the show where they met.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Emma Portner’s Busy Ballet Era by Margaret Fuhrer

The choreographer, who has spent her career mixing genres and disciplines, comes to ballet with an eye on its sometimes calcified gender relations.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Why Is There No Oscar for Best Choreography? by Margaret Fuhrer

Imaginative dance abounds in Hollywood, but its creators remain unheralded at awards time.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Man in the Sequined Tuxedo Who Built a Dance Community by Margaret Fuhrer

Joe Lanteri, whose New York City Dance Alliance turns 30 this year, wants his dancers to have opportunities beyond competitions, including as college students.

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Dancers of All Sizes Hope Change Follows a Discrimination Ban by Margaret Fuhrer

A law in New York City, a major dance capital, that protects artists against weight and height discrimination aims to give everyone a fairer shot.

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Looking Beyond a Dancer’s Confident Grace in ‘States of Hope’ by Margaret Fuhrer

Hope Boykin radiated generosity and joy as a performer. As a choreographer and director, she is showing the struggle the audience couldn’t see.

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Dancers and Video Game Characters Merge in the Uncanny Valley by Margaret Fuhrer

Some dancers have found a niche on TikTok and other platforms imitating video game characters — moving like a machine’s idea of a human.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

Choreographers Make Their Own Kind of Administrative Dance by Margaret Fuhrer

“Spreadsheets? That’s just the choreography of numbers,” says a participant in a program that envisions an array of approaches to administrative needs.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

A Swiss Army Knife of a Dancer, Making a Virtue of Versatility by Margaret Fuhrer

Gaby Diaz, a winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” has shaped a surprising freelance career that bridges commercial and concert dance.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Meet Bob’s Dance Shop, ‘World-Class Vibe Curators’ by Margaret Fuhrer

The group brings the inclusive spirit of viral dance challenges out into the fresh air with its joyfully queer “flash Bobs.”

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Friday, April 7, 2023

TikTok Is Dead (Maybe). Long Live TikTok Dance. by Margaret Fuhrer

Dance on the app has become more niche and more professionalized, but in the larger world TikTok-style dance has gained a toehold.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Dance’s Communal Ethos Is Moving Into the Office and Boardroom by Margaret Fuhrer

Several nonprofit dance groups have embraced collective leadership. “Dancing together taught us more about leading together,” said a co-director of Bridge Live Arts.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

‘M3GAN’ Makes Us Ask (Again): Who’s Afraid of Dancing Robots? by Margaret Fuhrer

In the movie “M3GAN,” a robot doll’s sinister virtuosity plays on the mixture of amusement and deep unease that dancing robots often provoke.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Bursting Into Dance: Gentlemen, Assume the Superhero Stance! by Margaret Fuhrer

“Spirited,” a revisionist “Christmas Carol,” leads with tap, thanks to the choreographer Chloé Arnold and her team, Ava Bernstine-Mitchell and Martha Nichols.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

54 Dance Programs, Festivals and More Coming This Fall by Margaret Fuhrer

It’s a season of renewal and abundance — and also farewells: Yvonne Rainer makes her last dance and Kevin McKenzie says goodbye to Ballet Theater.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

‘Access as an Ethic’: Giving Dance Myriad Points of Entry by Margaret Fuhrer

For the arts ensemble Kinetic Light, the needs of disabled people are sources of inspiration and innovation.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist by Margaret Fuhrer

Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV by Margaret Fuhrer

“Dancing With Myself,” on NBC, shows the deep influence of the dance challenge on popular culture, even as its hold on TikTok has loosened.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

‘Baseball Players Don’t Dance’? The Savannah Bananas Beg to Differ. by Margaret Fuhrer

TikTok choreography, dancing umpires, a ballet-trained first-base coach: This collegiate summer league team has amassed a following by leaning into entertainment.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A Nonbinary Swan, on Pointe by Margaret Fuhrer

Ashton Edwards, an apprentice at Pacific Northwest Ballet, is part of a rising generation of gender nonconforming dancers questioning ballet’s rigid gender roles.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

A Labor Movement for the Artists Who Make Popular Culture Move by Margaret Fuhrer

“Why are we not working together to fix our problems?” Entertainment-industry choreographers are uniting to address long-simmering issues.

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Entertainment Industry Choreographers Are Starting to Unionize by Margaret Fuhrer

“Why are we not working together to fix our problems?” Entertainment-industry choreographers are uniting to address long-simmering issues.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

When Ballet Skiing Pushed at the Porous Boundary Between Art and Sport by Margaret Fuhrer

“We brought music to the mountains”: The rebel freestyle form born in the ’70s had a brief Olympic moment. Now it’s experiencing a renaissance online.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Do Men Still Rule Ballet? Let Us Count the Ways. by Margaret Fuhrer

Elizabeth B. Yntema’s Dance Data Project has been using a steady drumbeat of numbers to push the ballet world to action on gender equality.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Harnessing an Unusual Kind of Natural Energy: Dancers’ Body Heat by Margaret Fuhrer

The power of dance? It’s literal at a Glasgow arts center that is installing a geothermal heating and cooling system that runs on heat from dancing bodies.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Mothers of Reinvention: The Lab Pivots as Studios Close by Margaret Fuhrer

In a strategic feat of survival, the Lab, a Los Angeles dance studio stalwart, has transformed itself into a creative agency and “lifestyle brand.”

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Friday, November 19, 2021

The Little Lad? Berries and Cream? Call It Performance Art. by Margaret Fuhrer

Jack Ferver, the creator of a well-regarded body of dance-theater works, has also become a TikTok phenomenon because of a Starburst ad from 2007.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’ by Margaret Fuhrer

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing on the Stars.”

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Friday, September 17, 2021

All the Ways to Fall for Dance Again Onstage and Beyond by Margaret Fuhrer

This season’s highlights? A new festival at Little Island, a birthday celebration for Twyla Tharp — and the return of all the things you’ve missed.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sequins and Soul-Searching in the Competitive Dance World by Margaret Fuhrer

Calls for change in this lucrative dance subculture have become broader and deeper, encompassing issues of race, gender and predatory behavior.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

The Jabbawockeez Reign in Las Vegas by Margaret Fuhrer

The Jabbawockeez, with their something-for-everyone approach, proved that an ensemble of anonymous, masked dancers could pull in crowds.

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards