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Roberto Bolle & Kendall Jenner Are Making All Our Italian Seaside Dreams Come True

Roberto Bolle & Kendall Jenner Are Making All Our Italian Seaside Dreams Come True

Roberto Bolle & Kendall Jenner Are Making All Our Italian Seaside Dreams Come True I’ll never forget something Roberto Bolle once told me when I was interviewing him about his workout regimen : Talking about how much he loved to swim, he said, “I would love to go in the Italian sea, but I am too well-known there to show up in my suit.” It always amused and kinda shocked me that a ballet dancer ... Read More »

The 4 Biggest Misconceptions About Community College

The 4 Biggest Misconceptions About Community College

The 4 Biggest Misconceptions About Community College Everyone knows that community college is an affordable option if a four-year school isn’t in the cards. But it can also be a solid foundation for a career in the dance field. Whether students want an associate in arts degree as a precursor to obtaining a bachelor’s, or to go straight into the performing world, the right two-year dance program can be a uniquely supportive place to train. ... Read More »

Top Broadway Choreographers on Bob Fosse's Legacy

Top Broadway Choreographers on Bob Fosse's Legacy

Top Broadway Choreographers on Bob Fosse's Legacy Conscientious theatergoers may be familiar with The School for Scandal , The School for Wives and School of Rock . But how many are also aware of the school of Fosse ? The 1999 musical, a posthumous exploration of the choreographic career of Bob Fosse, ran for 1,093 performances, winning four Tonys and 10 nominations; employing 32 dancers; and, completely unintentionally, nurturing a generation of Broadway choreographers. You ... Read More »

The (Broadway) Stars Aligned for These Three Megastars' Birthdays Today

The (Broadway) Stars Aligned for These Three Megastars' Birthdays Today

The (Broadway) Stars Aligned for These Three Megastars' Birthdays Today January 16 might as well be a Broadway holiday. Three gigantic names were born on this day, in 1908, 1950 and 1980, and they represent three distinct eras of powerhouse musicals. Without them, there’d be no belting Reno Sweeney, no “Fame”-ous Lydia Grant and no rapping Alexander Hamilton. Happy birthday to these indelible superstars. Ethel Merman Her name is practically synonymous with stage presence. The ... Read More »

All the Best Bits of BodyVox In One Show

All the Best Bits of BodyVox In One Show

All the Best Bits of BodyVox In One Show In the midst of its 20th-anniversary season, BodyVox is taking a moment to look back. The Portland, Oregon–based company presents Urban Meadow , an amalgamation of some of its most popular works, at Philadelphia’s Prince Theater, Jan. 18–21. Expect whimsy, and the unexpected. bodyvox.com . Source: Dance – 2 All the Best Bits of BodyVox In One Show Read More »

What to Do When Your Job Gives You #AllTheFeels In a Bad Way

What to Do When Your Job Gives You #AllTheFeels In a Bad Way

What to Do When Your Job Gives You #AllTheFeels In a Bad Way I never believe that I deserve to be happy. This reaction kicked in big time since I got a steady job. My emotions are a roller coaster: joy at the chance to perform, terror that the people in charge don’t like me and resentment at not getting solo roles. I’m driving myself crazy. —Terry, Philadelphia, PA Beliefs have a powerful effect on ... Read More »

9 Reasons Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside Are 100% #BestieGoals

9 Reasons Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside Are 100% #BestieGoals

9 Reasons Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside Are 100% #BestieGoals It is a great tragedy for dance history that iconic ballet partnerships like Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev or Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov weren’t able to document their backstage shenanigans on social media. (Okay, maybe not a great tragedy, but you have to admit that you’re curious.) Lucky for us, that isn’t the case with today’s star dancers—like American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella ... Read More »

Message to Audiences: Put Down Your Phone!

Message to Audiences: Put Down Your Phone!

Message to Audiences: Put Down Your Phone! -Hey. U up? -Ya. I’m at the ballet. -Oh ok. Talk later. -Nah, it’s cool, it’s a slow part right now. Nope, it’s not cool. Put your phone away. In the hushed darkness of an auditorium, light explodes from that screen like shrapnel, blasting those around you out of their viewing experience. Your fellow audience members have ponied up considerable cash for tickets, and the artists onstage and ... Read More »

The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History

The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History How artists approached figure drawing has constantly evolved. Learn how to take the best practices of the past to inform your own figure drawing methods. The post The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History appeared first on Artists Network. Source: Fine #art The Evolution of Figure Drawing: The Best Tips and Tricks Throughout History Read More »

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