This Dance & Travel Show is Giving Us Major Wanderlust
Mickela Mallozzi might have the most enviable job in the dance world.
The dancer-turned-television producer hosts the Emmy Award–winning "Bare Feet," a PBS show that explores dance from cultures all over the world. In the first season alone, Mallozzi travels to Buenos Aires, Vienna, South Korea, Italy, Croatia, Malaysia, Scotland and more, learning dances from locals along the way.
Think of "Bare Feet" as the dance version of your favorite foodie travel show: Mallozzi uses dance to experience the local culture, while going on tons of other adventures and learning about the history of the area. (Don't worry, she eats good food, too). And though she doesn't often speak the language, she's always able to pick up on the movement.
The second season has a fun catch: Mallozzi will keep learning dances from around the world, but this time she'll do it all within the diverse neighborhoods of New York City. From celebrating the Chinese New Year in Chinatown to doing capoeira in Little Brazil to learning the traditional Bolivian Caporales in Queens, Mallozzi will show just how diverse—and enormous—the NYC dance community is.
Season two is already airing on PBS stations in New York, and will make it's way to local stations across the country throughout the summer and fall. Watch season one here.
Essential oils sometimes get a bad rap.Between the aggressive social media marketing for the products and the sometimes magical-sounding claims about their healing properties, it's easy to forget what they can actually do.But if you look beyond the pyramid schemes and exaggerations, experts believe they have legit benefits to offer both mind and body.
How can dancers take advantage of their medicinal properties? We asked Amy Galper, certified aromatherapist and co-founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies:
Karen Azenberg, a past president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, stumbled on something peculiar before the union's 2015 move to new offices: a 52-year-old sealed envelope with a handwritten note attached. It was from Agnes de Mille, the groundbreaking choreographer of Oklahoma! and Rodeo. De Mille, a founding member of SDC, had sealed the envelope with gold wax before mailing it to the union and asking, in a separate note, that it not be opened. The reason? "It is the outline for a play, and I have no means of copyrighting…The material is eminently stealable."