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Peak gay achieved

Peak gay achieved

Peak gay achieved “For five years, concert pianist Theo Mangrove has been living at his family’s home in East Kill, New York, recovering from a nervous breakdown that derailed his career, and attempting to relieve his relentless polysexual appetite in the company of male hustlers, random strangers, music students, his aunt, and occasionally his wife.” Join in the fun with Wayne Koestenbaum and Anthony Roth Costanzo! Source: Music-2 Peak gay achieved Read More »

Your Week-by-Week Guide to Prepping for Your Summer Intensive

Your Week-by-Week Guide to Prepping for Your Summer Intensive

Your Week-by-Week Guide to Prepping for Your Summer Intensive Alexandra Wells can always tell when a dancer hasn’t read her summer intensive information packet. Sometimes, says Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s director of artist training, there’s a quick fix for the lack of preparation. “You can go and buy a long-sleeve shirt after you burn your shoulder really badly in that first floorwork class,” she says. But not bringing enough of your special-order pointe shoes? “That’s ... Read More »

3 Tips for Fighting Performance Anxiety

3 Tips for Fighting Performance Anxiety

3 Tips for Fighting Performance Anxiety Whenever I’m cast in a solo role, I’m consumed with thoughts of everything that could go wrong. Please help. —Isabella, Philadelphia, PA Raising the stakes with “what ifs” only heightens your anxiety. Your insecurity may stem from a lack of stage experience or low self-confidence. The first can be overcome by putting in extra rehearsal time until the solo becomes part of your muscle memory. Gaining confidence requires mental ... Read More »

Breaking Gets One Step Closer to the 2024 Olympics

Breaking Gets One Step Closer to the 2024 Olympics

Breaking Gets One Step Closer to the 2024 Olympics Is dance a sport? Should it be in the Olympics? They’re complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don’t call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris. The announcement was made yesterday. While a final decision won’t happen until December 2020, the search ... Read More »

Swing time

Swing time

Swing time On this day in 1911, The Ziegfeld Follies opened at the rooftop Jardin de Paris on 44th and Broadway (where The Gap is now.) Irving Berlin provided the score and headliners included Fanny Brice, Bert Williams, The Dolly Sisters, Leon Errol and arguably the great of all Ziegfeld Girls, Lillian Lorraine. The show introduced (or rather imported from San Francisco) a new dance craze, “The Texas Tommy.” //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAQ5_KFpbQ Born on this day in ... Read More »

Say Goodbye as Your Favorite Dancers Take Their Final Bows

Say Goodbye as Your Favorite Dancers Take Their Final Bows

Say Goodbye as Your Favorite Dancers Take Their Final Bows We all know dance careers are temporary. But this season, it feels like we’re saying goodbye to more stars than usual. Many have turned to social media to share their last curtain calls, thoughts on what it feels like to say farewell to performing, and insights into the ways that dancing has made them who they are. After years of dedicating your life to the ... Read More »

Ev’rything’s coming up Renée!

Ev’rything’s coming up Renée!

Ev’rything’s coming up Renée! Noted method actress Reneé Fleming is apparently so caught up the glamour and footlights of it all in her limited run of A Light in the Piazza that she is actually beginning to talk like classic star ladies of the American musical theatre. In an interview with the Daily Mail, America’s Diva informs us: Lucky, you&8217;re a man who likes children. That&8217;s an important sign. Lucky, I&8217;m a woman with children. ... Read More »

Putting it together

Putting it together

Putting it together The Chicago Symphony Orchestra continued its storied tradition of presenting operas in concert with a luxuriously cast and immaculately played reading of  Aida, led in these June 2019 concerts by CSO music director Riccardo Muti. The maestro has championed Verdi’s great dramas as the crown jewels of his now decade-long tenure with the orchestra (prior to Aida, the CSO had mounted exceptionally cast performances of Otello, Macbeth, and Falstaff). In this Aida, ... Read More »

Nixon in Jersey: The Renixoning

Nixon in Jersey: The Renixoning

Nixon in Jersey: The Renixoning The annual Princeton Festival in June climaxes with a fully staged grand opera at the McCarter Theater on campus. This year’s offering (last Sunday, to be repeated next Sunday) was John Adams’s most popular opera, Nixon in China, given a first-rate production and performed by an excellent youthful cast. This complex and multilayered work was given its due largely thanks to the scenic and projection design of Jonathan Dahm Robertson, full ... Read More »

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