What steps can dancers take to care for their bodies now, so they can have both the career of their dreams and a life without pain in the future? Three dance physical therapists share seven ways dancers can care for their bodies to help ensure a better future.
After months of living-room Zoom classes, most dancers are beyond eager to get back into wide-open studios. “I think I can speak for the entire dance community when I say that we are ready to propel ourselves through space again,” says The Juilliard School’s dance director, Alicia Graf Mack. But look before you leap—pacing yourself […]
Since George Balanchine first asked her to care for his dancers in the 1980s, Marika Molnar has helped heal icons as varied as Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Natalia Makarova, Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp, Chita Rivera and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Some patients call her their guardian angel. “Marika has always answered all my (sometimes ridiculous) questions with […]