Search results for: Hamilton

Advice for Dancers

I’ve read your book, Advice for Dancers, and I know you’ve done research on body image and eating disorders. I’d like to explore the differences between modern and ballet dancers in this area for my senior project at the University of South Florida. I’m having problems finding resources that focus directly on dancers. Can you […]

Transitions

Blissful Tribute On March 13, dance luminaries celebrated Sally Brayley Bliss, retiring after 11 years as executive director of Dance St. Louis, in A Bliss Full Affair, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis.   Speakers included Carla Maxwell, Victoria Morgan, Tom Mossbrucker, David Parsons, and Edward Villella, who said, “I got to […]

Dance Medicine: Issues in Training and Treatment

Bruised toenails, sprained ankles, mental blocks—you name it, dancing is tough. In fact, techniques such as ballet, can take a bigger toll on your mind and body than professional football. Fortunately, it/’s more possible than ever to avoid injuries and reach your potential if you/’re up-to-date on the latest scientific news from around the world. […]

Complexions Dance Company

Complexions Dance Company Joyce Theater, New York, NY May 8, 2005 Reviewed by Joseph Carman   Complexions, under the guidance of artistic directors and founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, has a sizable following, due in part to the company’s rich collection of dancers—short, tall, black, red-headed, straight, gay, fiery, and languid. This season alone […]

Configuration – Peter Norton Symphony Space

Configuration Peter Norton Symphony Space New York, New York February 9, 2004 Reviewed by Doris Hering Called a ballet ensemble for the twenty-first century, Configuration is a five-year-old company offering expertly danced classical ballet technique in contemporary guise. The group makes its home on Cape Cod. This was its New York debut. Its directors, Joseph […]

Danny Buraczeski’s Jazzdance

The Jazzdance company. Eric Saulitis Danny Buraczeski?s Jazzdance The Joyce Theatre New York, New York July 21?26, 2003 Reviewed by Clive Barnes Folk wisdom suggests that we should never judge a sausage by its skin or a book by its cover. Let me add also be wary of the names that people give dance companies. […]

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

Deanne Brown was one of three Chosen Ones in the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago’s production of Le Sacre du printemps. Photo by Herbert Migdoll The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago The Auditorium Theatre Chicago, Illinois October 11?14, 2001 Reviewed by Daniel Gesmer Despite ongoing controversy over the reconstruction of his “lost” choreography, one hopes that ballet […]

Dancefusion International House Theater

Dancefusion International House Theater 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 24?25, 2000 Reviewed by Lewis Whittington Gwendolyn Bye, founder and artistic director of Dancefusion, titled her concert at the International House Theater “Working,” even though the themes of several of the pieces were played out in bedrooms. The evening of six modern works included two […]