A beloved ballerina, a postmodern renegade, a brilliant choreographic storyteller, a gifted Broadway director/choreographer, and a pioneering healer. This month, Dance Magazine trains the spotlight on five luminaries who have made extraordinary contributions to our art form. We honor them because each, with her or his own brand of magic, has made dance an even […]
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City Center’s Encores! series began 16 years ago, but it was put on the map in 1996, with its production of Chicago. Starring Bebe Neuwirth and Ann Reinking, Chicago created so much buzz that it was moved intact to Broadway and—well, you know what happened. But the impulse behind Encores! […]
When you get cut from an audition, it can be hard to see anything but the negative: rejection, criticism, and the definitive “no.” But if you’re auditioning regularly—and, like most of your fellow job-hunters, getting turned down more often than not—treating every rejection as a failure can take its toll on your self-esteem, and make […]
“They are the unsung heroes,” says choreographer Sergio Trujillo. Yet most theatergoers and plenty of Broadway professionals read the credit for “dance arrangements” on their Playbills with no idea what dance arrangers do. The job exists because Broadway composers don’t always know where dance numbers will be, or how much time they’ll take, or […]
An Anniversary Aju (that’s good-bye in Dutch) Nederlands Dans Theater’s 50th birthday is tinged with sadness as Jirí Kylián presents his last new piece before stepping down as resident choreographer. The legendary dancemaker has been creating works for the company for 36 years, 24 of which he spent as artistic director. Some of […]
Charlotte d’Amboise has long been known on Broadway as a true triple threat: the winning choice in roles that call for dancing, singing, and acting. Her verve, charm, deft comic timing—and great shoulder-and-hip action—have buoyed many a dance-heavy musical in the past two decades. From her Tony-nominated appearance in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway to Susan Stroman’s […]