The best of choreography for the camera was recognized at the World Choreography Awards, held November 15 in Hollywood.
Competition dancers are known for being driven and ambitious—but is it possible to focus too much on trophies as the only measure of success?
At competitions, the people who are scoring you can be the biggest industry leaders in the room. But is there a way to network with them with these judges? Three top competition judges share their advice on how to do it in the most strategic way—and the pet peeves that turn them off. Mandy Moore—The […]
Every year, as soon as the Emmy Award nominations are announced, the first thing I do is scroll down (way, way, way down) to find the nominees for Best Choreography. Last week’s announcement was no different, and it was a delightful surprise to see tap queen Chloe Arnold become a first-time nominee for her work […]
In the dance world, Mandy Moore has long been a go-to name, but in 2017, the success of her choreography for La La Land made the rest of the world stop and take notice. After whirlwind seasons as choreographer and producer on both “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” she […]
No, you didn’t miss the Emmy Awards telecast. (It’s next weekend.) The Creative Arts Emmys, on the other hand, were awarded yesterday, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. Among the nominees were “Dancing With the Stars” favorite Derek Hough, “So You Think You Can Dance?” contestant-turned-choreographer Travis Wall, surprise contender Fred Tallaksen for comedy […]
Even the movie poster highlights La La Land‘s dancing. After seeing La La Land last week, one particular moment keeps replaying in my mind. It’s only about two seconds long. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, has just enjoyed a flirtatious impromptu dance with Mia, played by Emma Stone. While walking to their cars after a pool party, their conversation […]
There’s no one right way to score a competition solo. Sure, we can count fouettés—but what about artistry? When every pair of eyes sees the same performance differently, how do judges keep personal opinions from swaying results? Five veterans share their strategies for navigating the tricky terrain of putting numbers on an art form. […]