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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

The World of Dance competition continued to heat up as the Junior Division numbers had the chance to compete to get one step closer to the ultimate prize. Everything was on the line in thi…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Urbanity Dance’s ‘Urbanity NeXt’: Stories in action by Admin

Urbanity Dance, Boston, Massachusetts. March 10, 2019. Wonderful dancing is wonderful dancing. It alone can be more than enough to create an engaging, memorable work of dance art. Yet strong…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

‘World of Dance’ recap: Duels Round 2 gets heated by Admin

The World of Dance competition continued to heat up as the Junior Team acts faced off for a spot in the Cut round. The two highest scoring eliminated acts from the Junior Team Division wen…

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Lady Bos Productions’ ‘….that’s what she said’ II: Dance stories can be enough by Admin

Boston University Dance Theater, Boston, MA. March 30, 2019. Kristin Wagner, creative director of Lady Bos Productions, opened up the second installment of her show, “….that’s what sh…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

“Oklahoma!” at Circle in the Square Theatre by Admin

It’s odd, but true. I still vividly remember certain sounds that wafted up to me in the second balcony of the St. James Theatre on Broadway in 1944 when, as a teenager, I saw the original …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Taking risks in the Broadway revival of ‘Oklahoma!’ by Admin

Circle in the Square, New York, NY. April 6, 2019. Amidst Broadway’s jukebox shows, Disney productions and movies-turned-musicals, another trend of late is the ever-controversial reimagine…

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Darnell Abraham – Uncommon Justice by Admin

What do you get when you cross humility, talent, dedication, spirituality, and humanity? You get an actor who can move audiences in performance as Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalhouse Walker, …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dylan Crossman Dan(s)ce: Moving displacement and disruption by Admin

92nd Street Y, New York, NY. March 16, 2019. Life in 2019 seems full of shifts, changes, and stirrings — in our minds, in how we travel, in where we work, in where we live. Sociopolitical…

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A collection of styles in Island Moving Company’s ‘A Collection of Attitudes’  by Admin

Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island.  March 9, 2019. When it comes to programming a multi-work dance performance, what does “diversity” mean? How might artistic directors create it…

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“Nantucket Sleigh Ride” at The Mitzie Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center by Admin

The cover of  the Playbill for this John Guare play shows a terrified older gent hanging on to the sides of a small boat that is being tossed about by a wild body of water. By the end of th…

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Plant-based milk alternatives: What dancers need to know by Admin

The rise in popularity of non-dairy milk alternatives can be attributed to many diverse reasons, including increased awareness of their health benefits, possible concerns over dairy allergie…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A classic that breaks out of the classical mold: Boston Ballet’s Coppélia by Admin

Boston Opera House, Boston, MA. March 21, 2019. When you think of a classical story ballet, what comes to mind? Fairies, princes and princesses? Unrequited or otherwise problematic romantic …

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates 25 years by Admin

Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrated its 25th anniversary during its recent Joyce Theater run, which culminated last month. The company, led by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, …

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Dancing through a diagnosis: Using dance to manage Parkinson’s disease by Admin

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. If you are not familiar with it, Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. It is often marked b…

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Hope Easterbrook’s Dance 4 Hope: Dance as a universal language of healing  by Admin

One could look at all the suffering in the world and say, “What could I possibly do to help? There’s just so much pain out there.” Arguably, the people who have truly made a difference…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Are you recital ready? by Admin

Believe it or not, recital will be here before we know it. It’s certainly an exciting time of year, as you teach and drill choreography, have your students try on costumes, hold photo day …

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spotlight on the Teacher: Marcia Dale Weary by Admin

In this month’s installment of Spotlight on the Teacher, Dance Informa recognizes renowned ballet teacher Marica Dale Weary, who recently passed away this past March, and whose graduates f…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Yasmeen Audi finds dance in all different places and spaces  by Admin

Does dance have a sense of place to you? Do you connect it with certain spaces, buildings, towns? Does it have certain cultural, national or family connections for you? Yasmeen Audi seems to…

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Handling Injury, Part III: Alex Zarlengo by Admin

For dancers, getting injured is sadly both not at all uncommon and not at all easy. Even apart from physical discomforts and challenges, there can be much to face mentally, emotionally and s…

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Spring cleaning for your mind and body by Admin

Spring has sprung, and for many of us that means time to do some spring cleaning. Consider that our apartments aren’t the only things that needs to be cleaner. We can use this time of year…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Do and don’ts for collaborating in dance by Admin

Collaborating is central to most, if not all, creative projects and processes (solo projects might be an exception, but even in those no one creates in a total vacuum). At the same time, the…

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New ‘Sound Language’ dance film to showcase the power of unity by Admin

A new short dance film is preparing to drop later this year, and it’s unlike anything you have ever seen. Sound Language, which will feature leading tap dancers like Nicholas Van Young of…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Your nutrition plan for YAGP Finals by Admin

Preparing for a competition at the level of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Finals requires dedication, rehearsal and discipline that is similar to Olympic preparation. Like Olympic athl…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Xiao Nan Yu celebrates life and dance with The National Ballet of Canada by Admin

Dance is a career that seems to be aimed at the young. Little ones start as early as three years old with dreams of twirling onstage, and a career is often thought to “fade out” around t…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Win Behind-The-Scenes Guide to Producing the Perfect Dance Recital! by Admin

Studio owners, how would you like to learn a few tips on making your dance recital season run smoother? Then be sure to check out Standby in the Wings: A Behind-The-Scenes Guide to Producing…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Could there be more for the women in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’? by Admin

Studio 54, New York, New York. March 19, 2019. Was Kiss Me, Kate a revival we needed to bring back to Broadway in 2019? Maybe not. If you’re unfamiliar with the musical (which originally…

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ is a charming and effortless hit by Admin

Imperial Theatre, New York, New York. March 12, 2019. There’s only one word that can encapsulate Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations…smooth. Everything about Broadw…

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Does ‘Be More Chill’ live up to its following? by Admin

Lyceum Theatre, New York, New York. March 13, 2019. I suppose I’m not very chill. Perhaps I’ve reached that age where I just don’t get the shows all the kids are raving about. And I…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

‘Dancers and Dogs’ photography project: A dancer’s best friend? by Admin

If one were to envision dancers at work, a dog might not necessarily be there. Dogs can be time-consuming and expensive, and just imagine getting fur all over costumes. Yet both dancers and …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Warren Carlyle brings ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ alive again by Admin

Everyone’s talking about Warren Carlyle’s latest project — the revival Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate at Roundabout Theatre Company. Carlyle is no stranger to the Great White Way…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Creating moods: Boston Ballet dancing ‘Full on Forsythe’ by Admin

Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts. March 7, 2019. How does watching dance make you feel? Well, you might say, it depends on the work. That response is getting at mood, the feeling a …

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