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posted Wednesday, Mar 05
During an improv jam, it’s not uncommon for a fellow dancer to throw in an unexpected turn, suddenly transitioning to the ground with fluidity or darting in a completely opposite direction. The uncertainty and spontaneity—and how participants respond to the rapidly ch… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Mar 04
If you've gotten your copy of Dance Magazine's March issue, you might have noticed that something feels a bit...different. Nope, it's not just in your head—our pages have gotten wider.
Everyone from Nashville Ballet director Paul Vasterling to a dance store ow… Read More >
posted Friday, Feb 28
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posted Thursday, Feb 27
The ranks of New York City Ballet are a veritable breeding ground for great choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck all launched their choreography careers while dancers in Balanchine's company. The latest talent to keep an eye on is Silas Farley. He just joined th… Read More >
posted Wednesday, Feb 26
Are you slumped over your phone as you read this post? Or perhaps you’re slouching on your couch with your laptop. Either way, handheld technology is increasingly prevalent in our lives. Though it’s great to pull up your class schedule on the run or check out the late… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Feb 25
L.A. is becoming a powerhouse center for dance training. Of course, there have long been mainstays like the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Center, hotspots for commercial dancers. But now, smaller studios like The Sweat Spot and Pieter are drawing L.A… Read More >
posted Friday, Feb 21
Does dance belong inside a museum? Fine art institutions have recently become the venue of choice for today's trendiest choreographers (see: Benjamin Millepied, Jonah Bokaer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). Writer Elaine Stuart even wrote Read More >
posted Wednesday, Feb 19
As a health-conscious dancer, your weekly grocery list likely includes go-to foods like low-fat yogurt and skim milk. But two new studies suggest that you may want to think twice before putting those items in your cart. Instead, consider reaching for full-fat versions of da… Read More >
posted Thursday, Feb 13
When the Paris Opéra Ballet announced last year that Benjamin Millepied would be taking its reins, the French started making jokes about Natalie Portman and the Americans started worrying that he'd ditch his newly-created LA Dance Project. Luckily, Millepied is still on board at LADP, and i… Read More >
posted Wednesday, Feb 12
Shirley Temple Black, the Hollywood darling of the 1930s, passed away Monday, February 10, at the age of 85. She’ll forever be immortalized in her tap dancing, sing-songing, curly-head-bobbing films, like 1934’s Stand Up and Cheer! and Baby, Take a … Read More >
posted Tuesday, Feb 11
On Friday night, over 31 million people from around the world tuned in to watch the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It came with its share of #SochiProblems: Many complained that the half hour–long dance portion presented a sugarcoated version of Russian history. Dance Maga… Read More >
posted Friday, Feb 07
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posted Wednesday, Feb 05
Ballet dancers know that spotting is the secret to avoiding dizziness during a string of piqué turns or a coda of fouettés. And now, a team of neurologists at London’s Imperial College recently investigated this dancer-friendly tool. They hope that dance thera… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Feb 04
The hottest dance tickets these days don't come with seat numbers. Instead, they offer access to wander through a show where there's no such thing as a "fourth wall." Dancers perform right next to, through and with audience members who don't just watch, but interact.
This im… Read More >
posted Friday, Jan 31
At the Dance/NYC and Gibney Dance community welcome session on Wednesday night, spirits were high and big plans were in order for 280 Broadway, the space formerly inhabited by Dance New Amsterdam. Last October, DNA was forced to shutter its programs—which included dance classes, a full perfo… Read More >
posted Friday, Jan 31
This morning on "Today," NBC's Olympic correspondent Mary Carillo went behind-the-scenes at the Bolshoi to get the supposed "inside scoop" on Russian figure skaters' secret weapon: ballet training. Of course, this comes as little surprise to dancers—since there are some skater-turned-ball… Read More >
posted Thursday, Jan 30
Polar vortexes be damned: Dancers have been creating serious heat all over New York this month. While the rest of the city treated January like a month-long hangover from the holidays, the dance scene kicked off 2014 with a bang.
Of course, it all started with APAP, the annual Associati… Read More >
posted Tuesday, Jan 28
It's hard to imagine anything more glamorous than Paris Fashion Week. Until you add Dutch National Ballet to the haute couture mix.
Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf hired 21 dancers from DNB to bourrée down the catwalk last week in choreography by director Ted Brands… Read More >