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The Beat of Dancing Feet

“Times have changed,” the nightclub singer Reno Sweeney belts to an ocean-liner packed with lovelorn socialites, bumbling gangsters, and tap-dancing sailors in “Anything Goes,” the title song of Cole Porter’s 1934 musical about shipboard shenanigans. The lyric rings especially true for Kathleen Marshall, the director/choreographer of the revival currently at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.   […]

Dance Matters: What Comes Next

Bebe Neuwirth in All That Jazz at the 2005 CTFD gala.     From early training throughout their professional lives, dancers are flooded with information about everything from correct placement to audition techniques. But retirement—and what comes next—is a subject that used to be avoided. In 1985, Career Transition For Dancers started to fill in […]

On Broadway: Next Up

Musical theater fans—and Broadway’s ensemble performers—got a dance bonanza last season, with stellar new work from Twyla Tharp (Come Fly Away), Bill T. Jones (Fela!), Sergio Trujillo (Memphis), and Steven Hoggett (American Idiot) and terrific renovations from Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime), Warren Carlyle (Finian’s Rainbow), and Robert Longbottom (Bye Bye Birdie). There’s no way to […]

"Ballet Is Woman"? Not in the Artistic Director's Office

    In America, Balanchine’s famous quote does not apply offstage. Last week The Richmond Ballet convened a panel to examine the question, Why aren’t more women in charge of ballet companies? I came away from a discussion of and by a group of female artistic directors on the generally male-dominated leadership of American ballet […]

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