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Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists! It’s that time of year: American Ballet Theatre has just announced promotions, and they’re as exciting as ever. This season, it’s all about the ladies: corps de ballet members Zhong-Jing Fang, Catherine Hurlin and Katherine Williams have been promoted to soloist, effective September 1. Though none of these choices are surprises per se, it’s nice to see artistic director Kevin McKenzie acknowledge the hard work of two longtime dancers. ... Read More »

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks Dancers are not known for bringing in the big bucks. Even commercial dancers, who can land high-paying jobs, often struggle to save enough to see themselves through periods between gigs. But dancers are nothing if not crafty. We asked five pros for their tips on how to spend and save strategically, no matter how much money you’re making. Know How Much You Can Spend Each Month Keeping ... Read More »

Music “can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery”

Music “can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery”

Music “can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery” Born on this day in 1911 composer Bernard Hermann.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=8317VVohgMo Born on this day in 1914 conductor and composer Rafael Kubelík. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAdgRBfIA3A Source: Music-2 Music “can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery” Read More »

Unveiled

Unveiled

Unveiled Congratulations to Christian Ocier (not pictured) who guessed all 16 of our mystery Salomes correctly!   The quiz once again… And the answers: Birgit Nilsson Inge Borkh Grace Bumbry Ljuba Welitsch Eva-Maria Westbroek Anja Silja Julie Migenes Mara Zampieri Maria Ewing Marisa Galvany Deborah Voigt Eva Marton Christine Goerke Angela Denoke Ute Vinzing Alessandra Marc Source: Music-2 Unveiled Read More »

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo Whenever World Cup season comes around, Herman Cornejo is as happy as a kid on Christmas morning. “Since I joined ABT 20 years ago, every time there’s a World Cup, we are also at the Met,” says the American Ballet Theatre principal. “It’s the biggest event in soccer happening simultaneously with being able to dance on the Met stage!” Like most Argentinians, Cornejo grew ... Read More »

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is no stranger to Jacob’s Pillow. The New York–based b-girl has performed on the famous Inside/Out stage and at the Doris Duke Theatre and has appeared several times as a guest artist with Dorrance Dance. The native Israeli returns this summer as the first recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at Tilles Center for the #Performing Arts at LIU Post (which includes a $15,000 ... Read More »

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