After a program of Doug Elkins’ works last Saturday, I moderated a post-performance talk with him. This was part of the high-powered Peak Performances series at Montclair State University in New Jersey, in which Doug premiered a film and a new dance and reprised his popular Mo(or)town/Redux. Students from MSU as well as Rutgers, where […]
Choreographer Doug Elkins talks to Wendy Perron about his influences: From martial arts to postmodern dance to musical theater.
Inside a rehearsal for Doug Elkins’ cheeky new mash-up of physical comedy and romance All photos by Kyle Froman Above: Elkins demonstrates a step. Here: Mark Gindick and Cori Marquis work on a phrase It’s been a while since Doug Elkins has made a dance without a big story to guide him. […]
Artistry isn’t something you can build simply by showing up at the barre every morning. It’s a mysterious, elusive quality, one of the most difficult to master in dance. And yet it’s the ultimate goal of every dancer. So, how do you get it? As we put together our first Artistry Issue, I reached […]