Shoba Narayan, who plays Princess Jasmine in Broadway’s Aladdin, just so happens to also be an award-winning bharatanatyam performer and teacher, as well as a classical violinist and trained ballet dancer.
For Jody Gottfried Arnhold, dance and dance education are one and the same. The visionary philanthropist has spent her career dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s public school students through dance.
In his current position as director of preservation, he oversees exhibitions, the growing online resource Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, PillowTalks, pre- and post-show lectures, and film programs. Owen describes his motto as having “one eye looking backward and one eye on what’s happening currently.”
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?
From Riverdance to HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” tap dancer DeWitt Fleming Jr. has proved to be a triple threat on the stage and screen. He’s also an entrepreneur, selling his own line of wireless microphones, DeW It Right Tap Mics. Last year, he added “composer” to his resumé with the release of Sax and Taps INTERSPLOSION!, […]
Ending a long-term relationship is never easy, and, for couples connected both personally and professionally, it’s particularly complicated. But as these six leaders explain, it’s possible to cut ties romantically while remaining a creative team. Staying Power: Sheila Lewandowski and Brian Rogers Courtesy The Chocolate Factory Co-founders, The Chocolate Factory Theater They dated long-distance after graduating […]
“Is everyone okay?” was my most used sentence during my time with American Ballet Theatre. There I was, leading world-class ABT dancers through my own choreographic process. I knew that it was unlike anything they’d ever experienced, but I think half of the time I was asking that question, it was really directed to myself. […]