What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers
Made a resolution to read more books this year? Or maybe just looking for a new source of fuel for your artistry? We asked eight dancers about their favorite books in our Spotlight series, and their answers ranged from cheeky novels to biographies to cookbooks.
So whip out your library card (or your Kindle) and dive into the books that inspire these artists:
Dutch National Ballet's Michaela DePrince
Via Amazon; Angela Sterling via dnb.org
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: "This book has helped me with so many things, like who I want to be as an artist."
Commercial choreographer James Alsop
Via Amazon; via Facebook
A Day Late and A Dollar Short by Terry McMillan: "I have probably read it 6000 times."
Tap dancer and choreographer Caleb Teicher
Sally Cohn, courtesy Richard Kornberg & Associates; via Goodreads
Deep in A Dream by James Gavin: "I love reading biographies and learning how people became the humans/artists we know them to be."
The Washington Ballet's Ashley Murphy
Via Amazon; Theo Kossenas
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls: "It's been my fave since I was a kid!"
B-girl and choreographer Ephrat Asherie
Christopher Duggan; via Amazon
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl: "I read it once every two years or so."
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Leta Biasucci
Lindsay Thomas; via Amazon
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple: "She is a brilliant and hilarious Seattle author."
Martha Graham Dance Company's PeiJu Chien-Pott
Via Pinterest; via NYC Dance Project
The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer: "The book is so useful—there's not only recipes but Western dining etiquette which is fascinating for me."
Miami City Ballet's Nathalia Arja
Via Wikipedia; Alexander Iziliaev
The Shack by William P. Young: "I'm always recommending it to people."
The 2019–20 season is here, and with it more performances than any one person could reasonably catch. But fear not: We polled our writers and editors and selected the 31 most promising tickets, adding up to one endlessly intriguing year of dance.
You nominated your favorite dance moments so far in 2019, and we narrowed them down to this list. Now it's time to cast your vote to help decide who will be deemed our Readers' Choice picks for the year!
Voting is open until September 17th. Only one vote per person will be counted.
Just four years ago, the University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomed its first class of BFA students. The program—which boasts world-class faculty and a revolutionary approach to training focused on collaboration and hybridity—immediately established itself as one of the country's most prestigious and most innovative.
Now, the first graduating class is entering the dance field. Here, six of the 33 graduates share what they're doing post-grad, what made their experience at USC Kaufman so meaningful and how it prepared them for their next steps:
We've been dying to hear more about "On Pointe," a docuseries following students at the School of American Ballet, since we first got wind of the project this spring. Now—finally!—we know where this can't-miss show is going to live: It was just announced that Disney+, the new streaming service set to launch November 12, has ordered the series.