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How to Eat Healthy at a College Dining Hall

How to Eat Healthy at a College Dining Hall

How to Eat Healthy at a College Dining Hall The schedule of a college dancer is no joke: Between academics, studio classes and rehearsals, getting the fuel you need to power through it all is essential. But unless you live off-campus or have a kitchen in your dorm, you may feel like you’re at the mercy of your school’s dining hall. “College is often the first time that dancers are on their own, without the ... Read More »

JoJo Smith, Broadway and Film Star, Dies at 80

JoJo Smith, Broadway and Film Star, Dies at 80

JoJo Smith, Broadway and Film Star, Dies at 80 JoJo Smith, known as “The King of New York” for his extensive contributions to Broadway and the dance industry, has died. He was 80. Smith, who died from complications resulting from a major stroke suffered late last year, had been credited with giving some of Hollywood’s most notable dancers their rhythm. With a career spanning over six decades, Smith’s credits include eight Broadway shows, hit TV ... Read More »

Inside the Summer Intensive for Broadway Choreographers-To-Be

Inside the Summer Intensive for Broadway Choreographers-To-Be

Inside the Summer Intensive for Broadway Choreographers-To-Be “Go to your choreographers” is the command, and ten 20-somethings sort themselves into two groups at either side of a studio at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in midtown Manhattan. On one side they become three students gossiping in a schoolroom as another enters alone; on the other, it’s a guy sauntering into a club where three women are drinking at a table. Emma Russo, 25, is in charge ... Read More »

What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers

What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers

What You Should Read in 2019, According to Your Favorite Dancers Made a resolution to read more books this year? Or maybe just looking for a new source of fuel for your artistry? We asked eight dancers about their favorite books in our Spotlight series, and their answers ranged from cheeky novels to biographies to cookbooks. So whip out your library card (or your Kindle) and dive into the books that inspire these artists: Dutch ... Read More »

Can't Pick Up Choreography Quickly? This Might Be Why—And What You Can Do About It

Can't Pick Up Choreography Quickly? This Might Be Why—And What You Can Do About It

Can't Pick Up Choreography Quickly? This Might Be Why—And What You Can Do About It Lately I’ve been having recurring dreams: I’m in an audition and I can’t remember the combination. Or, I’m rehearsing for an upcoming show, onstage, and I don’t know what comes next. Each time I wake up relieved that it was only a dream. However, this is the reality of how I often felt throughout my dance career. Once I knew ... Read More »

A Dietitian Weighs In On Three Dancers' Rehearsal-Day Diets

A Dietitian Weighs In On Three Dancers' Rehearsal-Day Diets

A Dietitian Weighs In On Three Dancers' Rehearsal-Day Diets Finding the right balance of meals and snacks to get through a dancer’s day can take a lot of trial and error. To give you ideas, Dance Magazine asked three professional dancers to share the meals that kept them moving throughout one rehearsal day this season. Registered dietitian Emily Cook Harrison, who runs Nutrition for Great Performances, weighed in with her advice on how they could ... Read More »

How to Separate the Subject from the Background in Collage Painting

How to Separate the Subject from the Background in Collage Painting In collage painting, you want to use a variety of techniques to separate your subject from your background so each is in its proper “place.” The post How to Separate the Subject from the Background in Collage Painting appeared first on Artists Network. Source: Fine #art How to Separate the Subject from the Background in Collage Painting Read More »

Alastair Macaulay Says Goodbye: What It's Been Like as the Controversial Chief Dance Critic

Alastair Macaulay Says Goodbye: What It's Been Like as the Controversial Chief Dance Critic

Alastair Macaulay Says Goodbye: What It's Been Like as the Controversial Chief Dance Critic During his tenure at The New York Times, Alastair Macaulay has not been accused of being timid. Or boring. As the newspaper’s chief dance critic, he has probably been the most talked-about writer in the dance world. His raves and his pans have become their own news; his words have led to as much chatter backstage as on social media. At ... Read More »

The Best Online Dance Training Platforms You Can Try At Home

The Best Online Dance Training Platforms You Can Try At Home

The Best Online Dance Training Platforms You Can Try At Home Whether you’re learning a new style, warming up for a performance or just want to take class when you can’t make it to the studio, online dance training platforms are an ever-growing option for dancers of all genres and skill levels. And though they should never replace your live training, they can be a convenient—and hopefully valuable—supplement. Here are the best options available today: ... Read More »

James Whiteside Explores His Creepy Side As Arthur Pita's Haunted Tenant

James Whiteside Explores His Creepy Side As Arthur Pita's Haunted Tenant

James Whiteside Explores His Creepy Side As Arthur Pita's Haunted Tenant When Arthur Pita brought his Metamorphosis to the Joyce in 2013, The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson played the man who becomes a cockroach in Franz Kafka’s famous story. He was slithery, spiky and sticky, and the creepiness factor loomed large. It was like the performers and audience were trapped in this brilliantly bizarre nightmare together. Known as “the David Lynch of dance,” Arthur Pita ... Read More »

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