American Ballet Theatre dancers arrive in Washington, DC, to protest, 1973. Photo by Louis Peres, Courtesy DM Archives.

To Celebrate Our 90th Birthday, We Took a Trip Down Memory Lane

It's our 90th anniversary! To celebrate, we excavated some of our favorite hidden gems from the DM Archives—images that capture a few of the moments in time we've documented over the decades.


Ted Shawn surveys the construction of the Jacob's Pillow theater, 1942

Courtesy DM Archives

Trisha Brown (right) and company walking on the Great Wall of China

Photo by Ken Tabachnick, Courtesy DM Archives

Margot Fonteyn and impresario Sol Hurok, 1952

Courtesy DM Archives

Maria Tallchief returns from a tour with New York City Ballet, 1953

Courtesy DM Archives

Alexandra Danilova and Mikhail Baryshnikov hanging out in the studio

Photo by F. Peyer, Courtesy DM Archives

José Limón getting into makeup

Photo by Walter Reuter, Courtesy DM Archives

NYCB dancers at the Lincoln Center construction site, 1963

Courtesy DM Archives

Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann filming "Don Quixote," 1972

Photo by Terry Rowe, Courtesy DM Archives

Judith Jamison, 1985

Photo by Robert E. Dias, Courtesy DM Archives.

Eiko and Koma with Anna Halprin (center) in "Be With," 2001

Photo by Andy Mogg, Courtesy DM Archives

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Topical Pain Relievers Are the Next Item on Your Dancer Self-Care Supply List

With the stressors of the pandemic still lingering more than one year later, self-care is, rightfully, a priority for everyone right now. But dancers have always known the importance of keeping their bodies and minds as healthy as possible. After all, your body is your instrument, and as we make our long-awaited returns to the studio and stage, finding self-care strategies that work for you will be crucial to getting back up to speed—mentally and physically—with your rigorous performing and training schedule.

Dancers have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to treating minor ailments like soreness, swelling and bruising. One that's quickly gaining popularity are topical pain relievers, which provide targeted, temporary relief of minor pain. These days, there's more than just your tried-and-true Tiger Balm on the shelves. From CBD lotions to warming gels and patches, finding the product that's right for you can be as difficult as finding the perfect Rockette-red shade of lipstick…but even more beneficial to your dance career.

Read on for our breakdown of some of the most common ingredients to look out for in the topical pain relief aisle.

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