Tag: ephrat asherie

Is Your Pre-Show Ritual Uninspired? Take A Cue From These 12 Pros

Choreographer and Entrepreneur Jacob Jonas “My company is very family-oriented. We warm up as a group and before the show like to huddle up and share any messages of motivation.” Miami City Ballet’s Nathalia Arja “I like to listen to gospel songs in my dressing room as I’m getting ready for my shows, and I […]

The Most Magical Dancing in New York City Last Week Was in a Public Library

Libraries, rightly or not, are frequently designated in the public consciousness as places that are silent, stuffy and still. This has never really been the case when it comes to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Last Wednesday, as dance world luminaries and patrons alike gathered […]

What These 9 Stars Would Be Doing If They Weren't Dancers

It can be hard to imagine life without—or just after—dance. Perhaps that’s why we find it so fascinating to hear what our favorite dancers think they’d be doing if they weren’t performing for a living. We’ve been asking stars about the alternate career they’d like to try in our “Spotlight” Q&A series, and their answers—from […]

Parsons Dance Honors DanceMedia Owner Frederic M. Seegal

Last night at Parsons Dance’s 2019 gala, the company celebrated one of our own: DanceMedia owner Frederic M. Seegal. In a speech, artistic director David Parsons said that he wanted to honor Seegal for the way he devotes his energy to supporting premier art organizations, “making sure that the arts are part of who we […]

The Timelessness of Ephrat Asherie's ​ODEON and Where It's Headed Next

Dancer/choreographer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie‘s background is a melting pot of cultures from all over the world—which you can vividly see reflected in her work. But the recent Harkness Promise Awardee attributes the cross-pollination of genres in her work to more than just her background. The choreographer says her eclectic style is deeply inspired by the […]

What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers

Made a resolution to read more books this year? Or maybe just looking for a new source of fuel for your artistry? We asked eight dancers about their favorite books in our Spotlight series, and their answers ranged from cheeky novels to biographies to cookbooks. So whip out your library card (or your Kindle) and […]

These Are the Performances Our Readers Loved the Most This Year

We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and had you vote on your favorites. Here’s what you chose: Best Viral Video Winner: “Kids Meet a Ballerina,” featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Elle Macy Other Nominees: • Syncopated Ladies’ “Everybody Mad” Beychella cover • Ballet Nacional de España’s performance at Oteyza fashion show • “Doomed,” featuring […]