Three choreographers offer their tips on planning and funding performances, from small-scale showings to multi-commissioned productions.
From Manon’s bedroom pas de deux to Sonya Tayeh’s entwined ensembles in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, intimacy is everywhere in dance. Here’s how intimacy coordinator Anisa Tejpar helps dancers feel safe.
As live theater returns, we’re reminded again that anything can happen onstage. Be it falling, puking or losing your costume mid-performance, mishaps are a reality of the industry. It’s what you do with the disaster that matters. Five professionals with major onstage fail stories shared their best practices for picking yourself up, dusting yourself off […]
How did I used to write dance criticism? I walked down a theater’s aisle, greeting colleagues along the way. Once in my seat, I perused the program, took pen and paper out of my bag, and waited for the curtain to go up. The next day, I’d attempt to read my scribbles (difficult, since I’d […]
How do I know when I’ve found a good psychologist for peak performance? I’ve tried therapy with referrals from my insurance, but they knew nothing about dance. I also worked with someone who specialized in sports. Again, it wasn’t a good match, since she didn’t understand the movements from ballet that I’m trying to improve. […]
Costumes: We look amazing in them but, boy, sometimes they’re the actual worst. Whether they don’t fit correctly or they rip right before a performance, here are 10 wardrobe malfunctions all dancers unfortunately suffer through at one point or another. When Your Costume Arrives But Is a Size Too Small The worst is when this […]
Living the #dancerlife is no easy feat. Between daily technique classes, late night rehearsals and numerous side gigs to get the bills paid, dancers often don’t prioritize self care. It may seem like the least important item on your never-ending to-do list, but it’s vital to make time for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. […]