12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

Raise your hand if you’ve received bad advice from well-meaning friends or family (or strangers, tbh) who don’t know anything about what it really takes to be a dancer. *everyone raises hands* Sometimes it’s even dance insiders whose advice can send you down the wrong path. We’ve been asking pros about the worst advice they’ve […]

ASU Hosts a Conference Exploring the Impact of the Jewish Experience on Dance

When the Bible spoke of the “ingathering of the exiles,” it didn’t have dance in mind. Yet, this month, more than 100 dancers, choreographers and scholars from around the world will gather at Arizona State University to celebrate the impact of Jews and the Jewish experience on dance. From hora to hip hop, social justice […]

Press Release: Dance Magazine Awards 2018 Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Jonathan Marder + Company Eve Hodgkinson | 212.271.4285 [email protected] New York, NY (September 2018) – Misty Copeland will open the 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards. The evening will honor Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, and Michael Trusnovec (presented by Patrick Corbin). A special Leadership […]

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is no stranger to Jacob’s Pillow. The New York–based b-girl has performed on the famous Inside/Out stage and at the Doris Duke Theatre and has appeared several times as a guest artist with Dorrance Dance. The native Israeli returns this summer as the first recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at Tilles […]

What Wendy's Watching: Dorrance Dance Taps Up An Eclectic Storm

I’m watching Dorrance Dance’s tech/dress rehearsal at the Joyce. What a blast! Michelle Dorrance is showing two major works. The world premiere, Until The Real Thing Comes Along (a letter to ourselves), is about four women entertainers. They are fabulous tappers, and they make reference to vaudeville and other traditions of entertainment. (I swear I […]

Spotlight: Ephrat Asherie Debunks the "Dancers Are Dumb" Stereotype

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie has a thing for breaking boundaries. A trained ballet dancer, Asherie fell in love with hip hop in college and soon became one of the most talked-about b-girls on the scene. Today, she brings house and breaking to concert stages with her celebrated choreography, and continues to cross genres as a dancer […]

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