13 Gems From Stuart Hodes’ New Book on Martha Graham

As a U.S. bomber pilot in World War II, Stuart Hodes was thrilled to fly a plane alone, with a clear mission and a sense of danger. After the war, he found the thrill, the mission and the danger while dancing with Martha Graham. His enthralling book, Onstage With Martha Graham, published by University Press […]

Laurieann Gibson Is Telling Her Story—With a Purpose

Choreographer Laurieann Gibson is on a mission to unleash dreams. “I want to use my career as an inspiration for the younger generation,” she says. To that end, she’s written a book called Dance Your Dance: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream, released by W Publishing, a division of HarperCollins. With […]

Netflix’s “Tiny Pretty Things” Faces Ballet Stereotypes Head-On

The pilot of Netflix’s dance-centric series “Tiny Pretty Things”—based on the YA novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton—will leave you breathless. It touches on, well, everything: love, murder, racism, competition, jealousy, girl cliques, sexual experimentation, eating disorders. And the intricate plot is propelled by equally breathtaking ballet sequences. Here are the basics of that […]