Inside & Outwards

Friday Film Break: "Inside & Outwards"

In partnership with the New York City Metro branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and producer HunterPark, dance filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz created "Inside & Outwards" to bring awareness to the mental health challenges of isolation caused by the pandemic. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, with original music by Sufjan Stevens and choreography by Justin Peck, the cast features a range of artists, including dancers Sara Mearns, Robert Fairchild, Emma Portner, Dharon E. Jones and Carlos Gonzalez. You can also watch this look behind the scenes of the shoot.

Latest Posts


AMDA students learn how to present their best selves on camera. Photo by Trae Patton, Courtesy AMDA

AMDA's 4 Tips for Acing Your Next Audition

Ah, audition day. The flurry of new choreography, the long lines of dancers, the wait for callbacks. It's an environment dancers know well, but it can also come with great stress. Learning how to be best prepared for the big day is often the key to staying calm and performing to your fullest potential (and then some).

This concept is the throughline of the curriculum at American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where dance students spend all four years honing their audition skills.

"You're always auditioning," says Santana Trujillo, AMDA's dance outreach manager and a graduate of its BFA program. On campus in Los Angeles and New York City, students have access to dozens of audition opportunities every semester.

For advice on how dancers can put their best foot forward at professional auditions, Dance Magazine recently spoke with Trujillo, as well as AMDA faculty members Michelle Elkin and Genevieve Carson. Catch the whole conversation below, and read on for highlights.

GO DEEPER SHOW LESS
July 2021