What It's Like Dancing in Music Videos, Commercials—and on the Train

When Yung Phil and his crew Turf Feinz hop on the train to dance in exchange for donations, it’s likely that most passengers underestimate the artists in front of them. Few realize they’re watching a live performance by professionals. A new short film, Turf Nation by director Jun Bae, explores that dichotomy by chronicling Turf […]

How Pros Prep for a Competition Where the Usual Rules Don't Apply

Picture this: You’re onstage about to perform, but you don’t have any choreography prepared, and you have no idea what the music will be. For most dancers, this is their literal worst nightmare. But for the 16 dancers at the Red Bull Dance Your Style U.S. finals in Las Vegas, NV, last weekend, that’s exactly […]

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 […]

This New Hip-Hop Dance-Theater Show Will Be Set to Tracks by Sting

By now, these formulas aren’t anything new: Choreographers are increasingly recruiting pop stars to create scores. And Broadway producers have long followed the time-honored (not to mention moneymaking) tradition of building shows from an artist’s hit catalog (see: the currently running Cher Show and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and the Broadway-bound Jagged Little Pill […]

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Rennie Harris

It makes sense that Dance Magazine long ago dubbed Rennie (Lorenzo) Harris the “high priest of hip hop.” When the often shy, Philadelphia-born choreographer founded his company Rennie Harris Puremovement in 1992, he planted a prodigious seed in the dance world. Then and now, Harris’ mission has been to examine, preserve and share the culture […]

How Dancer Danielle Peazer Created Her Own Workout Method

When commercial dancer Danielle Peazer took on an ambassadorial role with Reebok in early 2016, she didn’t realize the gig would also lead to a career shift. But while traveling with and teaching workshops for the brand, the idea for DDM (Danielle’s Dance Method) Collective started to take shape. “I’m not a gym person, so […]

What Happens When You Bring Street Dance On Stage?

Dance Magazine reached out to us with the questions: Over the years, how has increased acceptance and visibility on concert-dance stages affected hip hop and its artists? And how has hip hop influenced concert dance? Our response? Whoa! Acceptance? Visibility? Immediately we knew that any conscientious attempt to unpack these questions would easily exceed the […]

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