Dutch National Ballet recently released three new dance films by its Young Creative Associates, including "I Feel It Too" by choreographer Sedrig Verwoert. Directed by Kevin Osepa, the 25-minute film grapples with the irony of being on hold and restricted, and yet unexpectedly finding space to think bigger than before. Thirteen dancers move through six key scenes throughout the opera house, creating striking shapes and group architecture. In one, Black poet Roziena Salihu, surrounded by white dancers, speaks powerfully about the experience of being marginalized, and how she'll no longer accept it.
There's a special connection between dancers and the studios where they spend countless hours—even years—developing their craft. That's why colleges that want to attract and nurture the very best talent invest in the very best resources—like top-quality flooring from a trusted manufacturer like Harlequin—to inspire and support their students both mentally and physically.
Check out these college dance studios—and their sweeping views, eye-catching design, and industry-leading Harlequin floors—that are soon to become a home away from home to the class of 2025.
University of Florida
Photo by Quentin Burley, courtesy University of Florida
University of Arizona
MFA candidate Kara Madden choreographs on undergraduate dance majors Gregory Taylor and Joe Ogren
Photo by Ed Flores, Courtesy University of Arizona
"High-quality sprung floors are essential to ensuring the health, safety, and career longevity for our dancers and faculty. We trust Harlequin with this top priority." -Whitney Herr-Buchholz, Director, Operations and Advancement
"Harlequin is the gold standard for dance floors. When our dancers train in our studios on Harlequin floors, we know we are preparing them to leap onto the world's greatest stages." -Jory Hancock, Director, School of Dance
University of Alabama
Photo by Aidan Nettles, Courtesy University of Alabama
Marymount Manhattan College
Courtesy Marymount Manhattan College
University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Photo by Ema Peter, Courtesy University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
This piece originally appeared in print in Dance Magazine's 2021-2022 College Guide.