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In The Studio: Preeti Vasudevan Brings Personal Influences to Traditional Bharatanatyam

In The Studio: Preeti Vasudevan Brings Personal Influences to Traditional Bharatanatyam

In The Studio: Preeti Vasudevan Brings Personal Influences to Traditional Bharatanatyam Award-winning choreographer Preeti Vasudevan has been praised for the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary elements of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) she implements in her work. We ventured to New York Live Arts where Vasudevan will be performing her new work , titled Stories By Hand , later this week. Preeti Vasudevan “Stories By Hand” photo by Peter Cunningham So much of Bharatanatyam is story ... Read More »

Does Being Hypermobile Change How You Heal?

Does Being Hypermobile Change How You Heal?

Does Being Hypermobile Change How You Heal? I had to stop physical therapy for a chronic subluxing knee after suffering a second-degree leg burn from spilling hot cooking oil. I’ve been to the doctor, used antibiotic cream, and washed and bandaged the burned area daily based on his directions. But it’s taking forever to heal! I don’t understand why my body won’t respond. —Burn Victim, San Diego, CA Everyone heals differently, even with the same ... Read More »

Still Need a Halloween Costume Idea? These Dancers Nailed It.

Still Need a Halloween Costume Idea? These Dancers Nailed It.

Still Need a Halloween Costume Idea? These Dancers Nailed It. Happy Halloween! If you’re still not in the spirit, who better to turn to for some spooky style inspiration than your fellow dancers? These pros’ costumes caught our eye (and made us laugh). 1. Recreating a Legend Instagram post by James Whiteside • Oct 28, 2017 at 11:34pm UTC Famed ballerina Anna Pavlova recently made an appearance at American Ballet Theatre’s company class. Oh, no, ... Read More »

What Wendy's Watching: Can The Red Shoes Ever Really Be Contemporary?

What Wendy's Watching: Can The Red Shoes Ever Really Be Contemporary?

{$inline_image} What Wendy's Watching: Can The Red Shoes Ever Really Be Contemporary? We are back at New York City Center for The Red Shoes. Matthew Bourne’s sumptuous version sticks with the story told in the wildly popular 1948 film. I have to admit I’m not crazy about the idea that Victoria Page, a beautiful young dancer, must choose between work and love. Plus, it uses ballet, once again in popular culture, as a destructive force. ... Read More »

Domino theory

Domino theory

Domino theory Happy Halloween Parterrians! Born on this day in 1928 director and interviewer August Everding. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfe4ED-hLoo Born on this day in 1931 soprano Bozena Ruk-Focic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPPjC9CVFA8 On this day in 1949 Marc Blitzstein‘s opera Regina opened on Broadway. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjXBAhnD58 Source: Music-2 Domino theory Read More »

12 Tips for Fun and Freedom with Watercolor Abstraction

12 Tips for Fun and Freedom with Watercolor Abstraction

12 Tips for Fun and Freedom with Watercolor Abstraction Surface, Dominance, Power and Freedom Everything about watercolor that I love involves fun and freedom. It is such a pleasure to feel paint slide across my paper surface. I love how bossy the medium gets. It reminds me of myself! With watercolor, abstraction becomes the language that defines beauty, power and chaos. I’m definitely not alone. I&8217;ve brought together three artists into watercolor abstraction who also ... Read More »

You'll Never Believe the New York City Law (Hopefully) Being Struck Down Tomorrow

You'll Never Believe the New York City Law (Hopefully) Being Struck Down Tomorrow

You'll Never Believe the New York City Law (Hopefully) Being Struck Down Tomorrow Here’s something you probably don’t know about New York City: The “city that never sleeps” has a no-dancing law on the books. Okay, we’re not talking about a full-on Footloose situation here. But the Cabaret Law, dating from the height of Prohibition, makes it illegal for bar and club owners to allow dancing on the premises unless they hold a difficult-to-acquire cabaret ... Read More »

Leah and the barihunk

Leah and the barihunk

Leah and the barihunk At yesterday’s recital at the Morgan Library, presented by the George London Foundation for Singers, Leah Crocetto sang as her encore Kern and Hammerstein’s “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” The performance was quite special; something seemed to open up in her. Her voice bloomed, redolent with melancholy and longing. Mark Markham, her pianist, urged her on with his jazzy playing; together they developed a symbiotic rapport—they listened to each other, let ... Read More »

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