Yuriko to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Today's archive photo is of Yuriko Kikuchi (just Yuriko for those in-the-know). On November 26 she will receive a Martha Hill lifetime achievement award. In addition to being a member of the Graham Company, Yuriko directed her own troupe, the Yuriko Dance Company from 1967 to 1973. She received an honorary doctorate from the Boston Conservatory in 2006. Here's a video of Yuriko coaching Eugene Lang College students in Graham's Chronicle: http://www.dancemedia.com/v/375.
By the Sunday evening of a long convention weekend, you can expect to be thoroughly exhausted and a little sore. But you shouldn't leave the hotel ballroom actually hurt. Although conventions can be filled with magical opportunities, the potential for injury is higher than usual.
Keep your body safe: Watch out for these four common hazards.
For a Broadway dancer, few opportunities are more exciting than being part of the creation of an original show. But if that show goes on to become wildly successful, who reaps the benefits? Thanks to a new deal between Actors' Equity Association and The Broadway League, performers involved in a production's development will now receive their own cut of the earnings.
Jellicle obsessives, rejoice: There's a new video out that offers a (surprisingly substantive) look at the dancing that went down on the set of the new CATS movie.