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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Al Blackstone: For the love of dance, and Freddie by Admin

This month, commercial choreographer Al Blackstone is taking another foray into the concert dance world, presenting a full-length work at New York’s famed Joyce Theater. The work, titled …

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Staying Safe on the Dance Floor by Admin

Whether you’re a dance teacher or studio owner looking for the perfect studio floor, or a parent or dancer seeking an at-home practice space, safety should always come first. Dancing on a …

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Broadway choreographer Lorin Latarro is on fire by Admin

On the heels of an illustrious performance career that included dancing in 14 different Broadway shows, Lorin Latarro is now shining bright as a highly sought-after choreographer. Her next p…

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Things that dancers are good at: Tourism by Admin

Welcome to the first installment in our series on alternative dance gigs! This month, we’re talking about tourism and the various ways you, as a dancer, are perfect for the job. Tourist at…

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Summer superfoods to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness by Admin

Summer is the best season for fresh food, especially fruit. All fruits have compounds that reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Don’t worry about the sugar content; they also have f…

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Performance spaces for nonprofessional adult dancers: Why should they have to stop? by Admin

There’s just something about dancing in the glow of stage lights, of giving your all to an audience with something on which you’ve worked hard (for weeks, months or even years). The proc…

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MoBBallet holds first annual dance education symposium by Admin

MoBBallet (standing for “Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet”) is an organization that strives to preserve, present and promote the contributions and stories of black artists in the field of bal…

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Nick Kenkel on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Footloose’ by Admin

Norwegian Creative Studios, the in-house entertainment division of Norwegian Cruise Line, recently opened its brand new production of Footloose the Musical on board the Norwegian Joy. Chore…

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Person First, Dancer Second: Keys to developing a strong dance curriculum by Admin

It’s summer break, and amongst the pool time, cocktails and summer parties, there’s the niggling call of the new dance year fast approaching. What will your focus be in the 2019/20 schoo…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to find music that won’t land you in copyright trouble by Admin

Dance and music are inextricably linked. Even during pieces set to silence, everyone’s listening to the sound of the footsteps on stage, or the audience shifting in their seats. Sound and …

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Do you need an agent? by Admin

Landing a dance agent can help skyrocket your career. Think of it as having your own personal posse cheering you on and fighting for you to succeed. You definitely don’t need an agent to …

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Broadway twins making a difference in the dance community by Admin

Broadway stars Jacob and David Guzman have been lighting up the stage together for almost 20 years. Growing up, they did everything together — from soccer to tennis to, of course, dancing.…

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Making ballet class accessible and affordable: NYC $5 Community Ballet by Admin

In 2015, Mira Cook, like anyone facing a problem, could either live with it or take charge with a solution. Since moving to New York City in 2010, she was having trouble maintaining daily wa…

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Ice Dance International skates at Jacob’s Pillow: Finding flight and flow by Admin

Ice skating. We think rosy cheeks and hot cocoa, or fancy judges and sequined dresses. But something like concert dance? Maine-based Ice Dance International (IDI) says yes! In fact, Artistic…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Global Arts Live: New name, continuous cultural impact by Admin

Sometimes experience can be the best teacher, agrees Maure Aronson, executive director of Global Arts Live. For the second time, the institution he leads is changing its name — but this ti…

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Daniel Ulbricht and Só Dança unite for new ballet shoe by Admin

Daniel Ulbricht is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, an artistic advisor for Manhattan Youth Ballet, and the co-founding director and producer of Dance Against Cancer. Só Dança…

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Accent Dance: Bringing culture, dance and community to New York City schools by Admin

Have you ever seen a child’s face light up, and know that they’re inspired? It’s quite a feeling. Socioeconomic challenges and cultural attitudes impede many youth from accessing the a…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Spotlight on ‘Generosity’: A one-woman show by Donald C. Shorter Jr. by Admin

Throwing glitter and authentic self-expression are two specialties of Donald C. Shorter Jr. and his drag persona, Francesca. Whether as a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, director, vide…

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Só Dança teams up to present DancerPalooza by Admin

Magic is in the air as the weather is warm and school is out. For dancers and dance teachers planning their July summer schedule, and seeking a new wind of artistic inspiration, look no furt…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

American Dance Movement announces September National Dance Day by Admin

American Dance Movement (ADM), formerly the Dizzy Feet Foundation, has announced a new date for National Dance Day, to be celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September. The move wil…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

American Ballet Theatre’s Jane Eyre: Atmosphere and authenticity to text in the modern day by Admin

David H. Koch Theater, New York, NY. June 10, 2019. Narrative dance art holds a central challenge — how do you tell a complex story, with a multifaceted plot and nuanced characters, withou…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Demonstrating why dance art matters: José Limón Dance Company at The Joyce by Admin

The Joyce Theater, New York, NY. May 29, 2019. There’s just something about the ephemeral magic of dance art — the way nuances of movement align with nuances of music, the way lighting b…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

History and future of jazz dance in ‘Transmission’ documentary by Admin

What is jazz dance? As dancers, we’ve likely either taken a jazz class or been in the audience of a jazz performance. But the roots of this art form are deeper and more complex than, perha…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

It’s not about the tricks: Abilities Dance Boston’s ‘Audacity’ by Admin

March 22, 2019. Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ellice Patterson started Abilities Dance Boston with a clear mission: to offer a space for dancers of varying physical an…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dance in a spacial context: VLA Dance’s ‘Sand’ by Admin

Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. April 27, 2019. A key aspect of dance art is that it takes place in a space, which is part of a context, often becoming part of meaning. Purpo…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rich legacy of Shakespearean ballets: New York City Ballet in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Admin

June 1, 2019. The David H. Koch Theater, New York, NY. In his time, William Shakespeare was a maverick innovator; he literally created hundreds of words that we now regularly use in the Engl…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

“The Ferryman” revisited by Admin

Jez Butterworth’s hit play is so robust and chock full of incident  that I could not assimilate all of it in my one visit. I reviewed it in October, 2018, when  several of its principal…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Frankie and Johnny” together again by Admin

Terrence McNally is an acknowledged master whose home must house dozens of  awards including several for a lifetime of achievement, four Tonys, an Emmy, and many more. In 1996 he was induct…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

What should students choose? College, concert or commercial dance? by Admin

As dancers chassé toward their senior year of school, they begin to decide where dance will take them. Where will they take that next step, or leap, to make their dance dreams a reality? Th…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The SAFE® Method: Spirals and patterns for recovery, artistry and more by Admin

Formal dance training includes much about patterns in the body: the sequential arcs of port de bras, common step sequences such as a pas de bourrée, the actions in the body that lead to a p…

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Kathleen Breen Combes bows farewell to Boston Ballet and begins a new act by Admin

A career in classical ballet can feel incredibly all-encompassing — from rehearsing to class to cross-training and maintenance, the work is constant. Yet Kathleen Breen Combes, to her cred…

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