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New York City Ballet/Millepied's "Plainspoken"

New York City Ballet // Benjamin Millepied’s Plainspoken // David H. Koch Theater, NYC // February 19, 2011 // Reviewed by Joseph Carman   Amar Ramasar, Sterling Hyltin, and Tyler Angle in Plainspoken. Photo by Paul Kolnik. Courtesy NYCB. Benjamin Millepied seems to approach choreographing new ballets as if he were solving math problems. How […]

Op-Ed: Is It Time to Retire Fancy Free?

A woman passes three men in the street. The men pursue her. They thrust their pelvises at her. They continue to pursue her after she slaps one’s hand and walks away. They surround her. She glances around at them in alarm. One snatches her purse (to review the Freudian significance of purses, click here) and […]

2018-19 Dance Magazine Competition & Convention Guide

No matter what styles you specialize in, today’s competition and convention offerings are as unique as your dancing is. Dive into info on 107 events with performance opportunities and master classes galore. Competition Category Key: A = Acro B = Ballet C = Contemporary CHE = Cheer/Pom/Etc. DT = Dance Team H = Hip Hop […]

What It Takes To Dance With Diabetes

When Katelyn Prominski came down with swine flu in 2009, she never quite recovered. Six months later, she remembers, “I started feeling super-exhausted, super-hungry, always thirsty. Just really, really run down.” Then a corps member with Pennsylvania Ballet, Prominski didn’t know that the virus had triggered Type 1 diabetes. The disease is normally diagnosed in […]

Don't Call It "Backup" Dance

The term “backup dancer” might bring to mind the army of women on Beyoncé’s Formation tour, or the men who didn’t miss a beat during Mariah Carey’s recent New Year’s Eve performance, maintaining flawless unison as she dealt with technical difficulties. Choreography for concerts tends to be almost aggressively slick and synchronized, a sea of […]

More Than a Prodigy

When Tiler Peck was 3, her mother, a dance teacher in Bakersfield, California, taught her two two-minute dance routines which the toddler zipped through with flair. At 9 she started on pointe and a few months later danced Clara (on pointe) in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in California. By 12 she had danced the […]

On Broadway: 'Round Midnight

No less a star than Desmond Richardson heads up the show’s stellar dance ensemble. Everett Bradley, backed by Desmond Richardson, far right, and other ensemble members in “Peckin’”   When Desmond Richardson was attending New York’s High School of Performing Arts, his mother would sometimes take him to the nearby Howard Johnson’s restaurant for a […]

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