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The At-Home Hobbies Keeping Dancers Creative Right Now

When you’re not spending all your hours in the studio, you suddenly have so. much. more. free time. While Netflix marathons have certainly been in order during the shutdown, many dancers have pivoted, using the opportunity to explore new hobbies or dive deeper into ones they don’t typically have time for. Here are some of […]

Should Dancers Try Intuitive Eating?

It sounds easy: Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. This is the straightforward philosophy behind intuitive eating. But when a multitrillion dollar wellness industry is paired with the stringent and often unrealistic demands of the dance industry, listening to your body can become fraught. We know that dieting can lead to feelings […]

No Theater? No problem. Dancers Are Making the World Their Stage

As we continue to redefine what constitutes a stage, many dancers and choreographers have taken to the great outdoors, a safer alternative during the pandemic. From parking garages to lakes and rooftops, outdoor performances can be exhilarating for artists and audiences alike. Vistas that would be impossible to re-create onstage are now more available. Yet, […]

This Breathtaking Film Captures 38 African Dancers Performing Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring

Known as the “mother of contemporary African dance,” Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny first saw Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring performed by dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Presented with the tale of human sacrifice and gender relationships, she couldn’t help but draw parallels between the ritualistic choreography and traditions from her African […]

Are Dancers at Greater Risk of Disordered Eating During the Shutdown?

As we spend more time at home and less in the studio, many aspects of our routine simply aren’t up to us. In the midst of COVID-19–related shutdowns, some dancers may be struggling with their relationship to food, whether they’re feeling guilty about stress eating or are developing dangerous disordered eating behaviors, such as restricting […]

Are Plant-Based Meats Healthy for Dancers?

Easily one of the biggest food trends of 2019, plant-based meat products have grown even more mainstream in 2020. Alternative burger patties are stocked in the freezer cases of most grocery stores, and fast-food chains from Burger King to White Castle have added meatless meat to their menus. It’s obviously trendy, but is it healthy […]

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