Gus Solomons Jr and Michael Blake of PARADIGM in "Idyll" by Kate Weare.

"Choreography in Focus" with Gus Solomons jr

Wendy Perron chats with Gus Solomons jr about his relationship with teaching, his history with Donald McKayle and other dance legends and the difference in his approach to Graham and Cunningham techniques.

 

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3 Reasons Dancers Should Delete Calorie-Counting Apps

Seeking control over the uncontrollable is a common coping mechanism we all use when we're stressed. For dancers, that can manifest as a tendency to overanalyze meals and obsessively monitor daily calorie burn: When weight and body-image anxieties lurk alongside the unfortunate encouragement of those behaviors within our culture, it's easy to say, "Hey, let me start tracking my calories to make sure I'm not eating too much."

But relying on apps to monitor our energy balance drives us further away from building self-confidence and trust with our bodies—two key components to optimal performance. So how should you think about fueling your body instead?

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July 2021