CATS Makes a Comeback

A recent staging of CATS in London. Courtesy O&M Co.

When CATS opened on Broadway in 1982, it ran for a record-breaking 18 years. This summer, it will return under the guidance of much of the original team: composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, scenic and costume designer John Napier and director Trevor Nunn. The major change for this revival is the choreography. Andy Blankenbuehler will base CATS’ new moves on the original ones by Gillian Lynne. Can Blankenbuehler pull off another Hamilton-sized hit? CATS starts previews on July 14, and opens August 2. 

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CalArts dance students. Photo by Josh S. Rose, Courtesy CalArts

4 Reasons Interdisciplinary Education Can Make You a Stronger Dancer, According to CalArts

After years spent training in their childhood studio, it can be hard for dancers to realize exactly how many pathways there are toward career success. The School of Dance at CalArts aims to show its students all of them.

Built with the intention to break barriers and bend the rules, CalArts' interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students take classes that cover an entire spectrum of artistic approaches. The result? A dance program that gives you much more than just dance.

Last week, Dance Magazine caught up with Kevin Whitmire, assistant director of admission for CalArts School of Dance, and recent alum Kevin Zambrano for the inside scoop on how an interdisciplinary curriculum can make you a stronger artist. Watch the full event below, and read on for the highlights.

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