Janet Collins graced the cover of the February 1949 issue of Dance Magazine ahead of her New York City performance debut that April.
The 92nd Street Y, New York is one of the most storied dance-history destinations in New York City. When people think of iconic dance spaces over the decades, they might imagine Lincoln Center or Judson Church. But 92NY was where Alvin Ailey premiered Revelations,and its studios were home to Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya […]
The January 1949 issue of Dance Magazine marked the first cover appearance of Marge and Gower Champion. While the pair met as teenagers, it wasn’t until after World War II that they reconnected, debuting as a dancing couple and marrying in 1947.
The December 1958 issue of Dance Magazine featured a story on Lotte Goslar.
It’s 2009, and my high school self is in the studio choreographing a new duet with my best friend to Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The company director pokes her head in and disparagingly tells us the song and movement choice makes us look like “a couple of lesbians.” We stand in stunned silence. […]
In the November 1968 issue of Dance Magazine, journalist Ric Estrada profiled choreographer Eleo Pomare, 10 years after the then–31-year-old had established his eponymous company.
The New York Public Library’s “Border Crossings” Exhibit is Part of a Developing Conversation About Modern Dance’s Radical Roots
For decades, the development of American modern dance was largely seen as a reaction to classicism. But many other forces drove modern pioneers’ art. “At the heart of modernism, there is trauma,” says art historian Bruce Robertson. Robertson and dance historian Ninotchka Bennahum are the curators behind the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibit “Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900–1955,” which recognizes the foundational—and often overlooked—contributions that marginalized dancers, including Limón, made to the development of American modern dance.
In the September 1973 issue of Dance Magazine, contributing editor Olga Maynard took a deep dive into what Gerald Arpino had dubbed his “Berkeley ballets,” one result of The Joffrey Ballet’s residencies at University of California at Berkeley.