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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 »

Lenny and God

Lenny and God

Lenny and God First, the takeaway: Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s “Music of Faith” with the Philadelphia Orchestra was a sensational concert, perhaps the best I’ve heard in more than a season. Intriguingly juxtaposing two similar-but-very-different works composed 120 years apart—Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish) and Rossini’s Stabat Mater—the maestro and his excellent collaborators were in tip-top form.  Though categorized as a symphony, Kaddish is difficult to define in a formal sense. In terms of forces—orchestra; two choruses (here, ... Read More »

You stand straight at Tiffany’s

You stand straight at Tiffany’s

You stand straight at Tiffany’s On this day in 1974, Carol Channing opened in the musical Lorelei at the Palace Theatre. The show ran 320 performances.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=18hG-_2qi44 On this day in 1961 the historic Metropolitan Opera debuts of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli in Il trovatore. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODCrsatNPY Source: Music-2 You stand straight at Tiffany’s 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 »

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