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What Type of Cross-Training You Should Try, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

What Type of Cross-Training You Should Try, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

What Type of Cross-Training You Should Try, Based on Your Zodiac Sign Summer is almost upon us, and whether you’re a student about to go on break or a pro counting the days till layoff, don’t forget that with warm weather comes a very serious responsibility: To maintain your cross-training routine on your own. Those of us who’ve tried to craft our own cross-training routine know it’s easier said than done. So we consulted the ... Read More »

The evil that men do

The evil that men do

The evil that men do The Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Otello is a collection of welcome returns: the return of Verdi’s penultimate masterpiece after nine years, the return of principals Russell Thomas, Tamara Wilson and Gerald Finley, and the return of director David Alden.  As with any Alden production, there are elements that leave me scratching my head: a bit of puzzling choreography here, a superfluous non-singing character there. But those are quibbles; this is ... Read More »

Could Icing Your Injuries Actually Slow Down Your Recovery?

Could Icing Your Injuries Actually Slow Down Your Recovery?

Could Icing Your Injuries Actually Slow Down Your Recovery? It’s become second nature in dance studios: The instant anyone gets hurt, our immediate reaction is to run to the freezer to grab some ice (or, more realistically, a package of frozen peas). But as routine as icing our injuries might be, the benefits are not actually backed up by scientific studies. And some experts now believe icing could even disrupt the healing process. Repeat after ... Read More »

Can I Lose My Contract If I Get Pregnant?

Can I Lose My Contract If I Get Pregnant?

Can I Lose My Contract If I Get Pregnant? I’m a contemporary dancer, and I’m nervous about trying to get pregnant since I can’t predict if it might happen during the middle of the season. We have a union contract that is supposed to protect us. But I’m scared because several of my colleagues’ contracts weren’t renewed for no particular reason. Having a big belly could be a big reason to get rid of me! ... Read More »

This Museum Exhibit Shows How Dance Has Become a Form of Political Protest

This Museum Exhibit Shows How Dance Has Become a Form of Political Protest

This Museum Exhibit Shows How Dance Has Become a Form of Political Protest When the going gets tough, the tough start dancing: That’s the premise behind “Dance of Urgency,” a recently opened exhibit at MuseumsQuartier Vienna that features photos, video and other documentary material relating to the use of dance as political protest or social uprising. The groups featured in the show, largely based around clubs and electronic dance music scenes, span the globe and ... Read More »

Whether it’s win, place, or show

Whether it’s win, place, or show

Whether it’s win, place, or show On this day 60 years ago, the imdominable Ethel Merman opened in her greatest role in what is arguably the greatest musical ever written: the Jule Styne / Stephen Sondheim / Arthur Laurents showbiz saga Gypsy.  The “musical fable” opened at the Broadway Theatre to run 702 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times since, garnering Tony Awards for three of five Roses. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp7S_awm5GU Source: Music-2 Whether ... Read More »

Congrats to the 2019 Chita Rivera Award Winners

Congrats to the 2019 Chita Rivera Award Winners

Congrats to the 2019 Chita Rivera Award Winners Last night, longtime theater legends (including Chita Rivera herself!) as well as rising stars gathered to celebrate one of Broadway’s danciest events: the third annual Chita Rivera Awards. The evening paid tribute to this season’s dancer standouts, fabulous ensembles, and jaw-dropping choreography—on- and off-Broadway and on film. As usual, several of our faves made it into the mix. (With such a fabulous talent pool of nominees to ... Read More »

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