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"Choreography in Focus" with Jeanine Durning

Choreographer Jeanine Durning sits down with Wendy Perron to chat about Deborah Hay's influence on her work, the real meaning of "improvisation" and her nonstop talking performance piece, inging.

 

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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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