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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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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

'So You Think You Can Dance' Alums Are Everywhere by Margaret Fuhrer

“So You Think You Can Dance” may be on pandemic hiatus, but the show’s alums can be found on screens of all sizes.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Why This New Ballet is Bigger and More In-Your-Face Than Ever by Margaret Fuhrer

As the spring Here/Now Festival continues, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky creates a new work for the company at New York City Ballet.

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