College Dance Degree or Postgraduate Training Program—Which Is Right For You?

For years, young dancers fresh out of high school who wanted to continue their training were faced with a choice: Join a trainee program or enroll as a dance major at a four-year university. Nowadays, the options are vast, ranging from one-year postgraduate training programs and second company positions to unique partnerships between lauded dance […]

Ailey's New Choreography Unlocked Festival Focuses on the Choreographic Process

Coming this fall to the ever-expanding Ailey organization is an intriguing new event: the Choreography Unlocked festival. From Oct. 12–14 and 26–28, the Joan Weill Center for Dance will host workshops, performances and panel discussions. It is an extension of Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab, an annual residency fellowship for four emerging and mid-career choreographers, […]

Why The Classic Modern Techniques Are More Relevant Than Ever

In a competitive dance world where students train to conquer the next big thing, it can feel like historic modern techniques—from Graham to Horton to Cunningham—just aren’t a priority. But the truth is, these styles are just as relevant today as when they were created. University of Taipei students in José Limón’s work. PC Yi-Chun […]

Beyond the Footlights

These young dancers started their own initiatives to give back—and learned a lot in return. JUNTOS dancers performing for young students in Nicaragua. Photo by Joanna Poz-Molesky, Courtesy Poz-Molesky. In 2010, then-college senior Joanna Poz-Molesky took the stage in a packed theater in Guatemala. It was a momentous occasion. A decade earlier, she had been […]

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