The physicality of dancing is not easy. Art-making is serious business. The buzzword “rigor” has become synonymous with “integrity.” But could we gain something by reconnecting to good old-fashioned playtime?
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The Joffrey Ballet Ted Shawn Theatre Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA August 22–26, 2012 Performance reviewed: August 24 For the Joffrey’s first visit to the Pillow in 47 years, artistic director Ashley Wheater chose a rich mix of three recent works that were made for the company. Stanton Welch’s world premiere, Son of Chamber Symphony, begins […]
Joanna Haigood finds inspiration in African American history. Matthew Wickett and Raissa Simpson in Haigood’s The Monkey and the Devil. Photo by Walter Kitundu, Courtesy Zaccho. To mark Black History Month, we decided to focus on a choreographer who has been inspired by the history of African Americans: the extraordinary Joanna […]
During summer in New York, there are no limits to where dance can happen. For me, some highlights of the past month have been site-specific works that transform the city into a stage—popping up on rooftops and stairwells, spilling out from storefronts onto sidewalks, and roving through gardens at night. As the average pedestrian spends […]
Dance Magazine Scholarship Guide 2010 If you want to dance, we can help you find the funds to do it. Even in this rough economy, there are ways to continue your training without breaking the bank, and we’ve made it easy to find them with our 2010 Scholarship Guide. Whether it’s $100 toward […]
It is a city that finally, and seemingly all at once, has sunk its hooks into the American psyche. Flip through the cable channels and you might see a cop show called Memphis Beat starring Jason Lee, or reruns of the reality series Police Women of Memphis, or the new cheerleading drama Hellcats, set at […]