Ingrid Silva, Grace Whitworth, Xin Ying and Allison DeBona have a pivotal shared experience: In the last five years, they’ve all become mothers, then returned to the studio and stage. And they all believe in the power of turning to fellow dance moms for support—and in the possibility of reshaping the dance world to make it easier for those who come after them.
Rarely has a biographer stretched our knowledge of her life and times as much as Neil Baldwin in his new book, Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern.
From unexpected collaborators documenting their experiments on social media to ambitious dance film series, here are five projects that we’ll be dedicating screen time to during the next month. Xeno Mondays in Motion Still from Ian Robinson’s Films.Dance project, “DADU,” featuring Jesse Callaert, Mikaela Kelly, Kele Roberson and Annika Lisa Verplancke Sam du Pon, Courtesy […]
Even when just walking down the street, Xin Ying often can’t help herself: She has to dance. One evening in June, while visiting family in Indiana, she paused on a stretch of suburban road bathed in golden-hour sunlight. To the sound of birdsong, she let her impulses guide her in a short improvisation, or what […]
Today, Anne Souder, Xin Ying and Marzia Memoli are all members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, but their journeys there couldn’t have been more different. Each of them shared how they landed a contract with their dream company. Anne Souder, soloist Souder in Graham’s Ekstasis Hibbard Nash, Courtesy MGDC The Graham company had been […]