Tag: dance bodies

The 5 Life Lessons That Help Amalia Smith Thrive at Batsheva

A newcomer to Batsheva’s main company, 23-year-old Amalia Smith is quickly learning how to keep her body safe and supple during Ohad Naharin’s rigorous rehearsals and world tours. Fatigue has become both a hurdle and a teacher. “Decadance is pretty much a marathon, and the new piece Venezuela is such crazy cardio I nearly had […]

Why Do We Let the Industry Tell Us What a Normal Dance Body Is?

Earlier this week, I came across a daring post by London dancer Alana Grant, sharing her story of how she’d just gotten cut at an audition not because of her talent, but because the director decided she “wouldn’t want to see her in hot pants on stage.” How appalling, I thought as I jolted to […]