city.ballet. Has Been Renewed
It looks like we weren't the only ones who couldn't get enough of the AOL online series city.ballet. The Sarah Jessica Parker-produced docudrama following New York City Ballet dancers has been renewed for a second season.
In a way, we're not surprised. The show painted a compellingly intimate portrait of life as a professional ballet dancer—its struggles and triumphs, big and small. And New York City Ballet's artists are smart, charismatic, and fabulously talented, all of which make for great viewing.
NYCB's Sara Mearns in a still from city.ballet.
But a look at the larger picture reveals just how remarkable the renewal actually is. Of the 13 web series AOL commissioned last year as part of its first venture into original programming, only two—city.ballet. and #CandidlyNicole, starring Nicole Richie—were granted a second season. That means city.ballet. beat out shows starring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jonathan Adler, Hank Azaria and Roco DiSpirito. The power of ballet, ladies and gentlemen!
No word yet on when the second season will air—or if its episodes, like those of the first season, will all be released on the same day. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can watch the complete first season right here.
What do Percy Jackson, Princess Diana and Tina Turner have in common? They're all characters on Broadway this season. Throw in Michelle Dorrance's choreographic debut, Henry VIII's six diva-licious wives and the 1990s angst of Alanis Morissette, and the 2019–20 season is shaping up to be an exciting mix of past-meets-pop-culture-present.
Here's a look at the musicals hitting Broadway in the coming months. We're biding our time until opening night!
If you think becoming a trainee or apprentice is the only path to gaining experience in a dance company environment, think again.
The University of Arizona, located in the heart of Tucson, acclimates dancers to the pace and rigor of company life while offering all the academic opportunities of a globally-ranked university. If you're looking to get a head-start on your professional dance career—or to just have a college experience that balances company-level training and repertory with rigorous academics—the University of Arizona's undergraduate and graduate programs have myriad opportunites to offer:
Yes, we realize it's only August. But we can't help but to already be musing about all the incredible dance happenings of 2019.
We're getting ready for our annual Readers' Choice feature, and we want to hear from you about the shows you can't stop thinking about, the dance videos that blew your mind and the artists you discovered this year who everyone should know about.
Ah, stretching. It seems so simple, and is yet so complicated.
For example: You don't want to overstretch, but you're not going to see results if you don't stretch enough. You want to focus on areas where you're tight, but you also can't neglect other areas or else you'll be imbalanced. You were taught to hold static stretches growing up, but now everyone is telling you never to hold a stretch longer than a few seconds?
Considering how important stretching correctly is for dancers, it's easy to get confused or overwhelmed. So we came up with 10 common stretching scenarios, and gave you the expert low-down.