The Osage Tribal Singers and Dancers perform onstage during the Oscars. Photo by Trae Patton, courtesy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Most Memorable Dance Moments From the 2024 Academy Awards

2024 was a big year for dance at the Oscars, including a history-making performance, a heart-pumping ensemble number, and a surprise addition to the “In Memoriam” segment. We’re still rooting for a “Best Choreography” category as dance continues to be an integral part to each year’s nominated films. But until then, we still enjoy seeing […]

#TBT: How West Side Story Created a Broadway Revolution

When West Side Story landed on Broadway in 1957, it had been a long time coming. Director-choreographer Jerome Robbins, writer Arthur Laurents and composer Leonard Bernstein toyed with collaborating on a contemporary musical loosely based on Romeo and Juliet for years, picking up and putting down the project multiple times as other creative endeavors demanded […]

#tbt: Tommy Tune's 1982 Advice for Performers (That's Still True Today)

In the September 1982 issue of Dance Magazine, we reported on Tommy Tune’s unexpected role change from dancer to director. The then 43-year-old Tune confessed his struggle to make a living as a performer after his claim-to-fame performance in Seesaw (1973), and how his shift to directing got him back on his feet. His 1982 […]

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