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The New Agreement Recognizing Dancers'  Creative Contributions on Broadway

The New Agreement Recognizing Dancers'  Creative Contributions on Broadway

The New Agreement Recognizing Dancers'  Creative Contributions on Broadway For a Broadway dancer, few opportunities are more exciting than being part of the creation of an original show. But if that show goes on to become wildly successful, who reaps the benefits? Thanks to a new deal between Actors’ Equity Association and The Broadway League, performers involved in a production’s development will now receive their own cut of the earnings. None The new agreement, which ... Read More »

Watch Taylor Swift Dance with Idris Elba in This Behind-the-Scenes "CATS" Footage

Watch Taylor Swift Dance with Idris Elba in This Behind-the-Scenes "CATS" Footage

Watch Taylor Swift Dance with Idris Elba in This Behind-the-Scenes "CATS" Footage Jellicle obsessives, rejoice: There’s a new video out that offers a (surprisingly substantive) look at the dancing that went down on the set of the new CATS movie. None It’s truly got everything. Francesca Hayward giving all kinds of gorgeous legs! Andy Blankenbuehler making several very intense faces! Les Twins being superhuman! Judi Dench giggling with Ian McKellen! Kolton Krouse doing a back ... Read More »

Anna one, Anna two

Anna one, Anna two

Anna one, Anna two Those anxiously anticipating two sleepwalking Annas during the Met’s opening weeks need wait no longer: “Trove Thursday” offers Bellini’s La Sonnambula with Anna Moffo (San Francisco 1960) or Anna Netrebko (Vienna 2006). By sheer coincidence Bellini’s Amina bears some resemblances to Rossini’s Ninetta who appears tonight in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra at the Rose Theater. Both virtuous bel canto heroines find themselves in a pickle through no fault of their own. True enough, ... Read More »

Berlin wall

Berlin wall

Berlin wall Since it premiered seven years ago, the Suzanne Andrade/Barrie Kosky animated production of Die Zauberflöte has proved wildly popular and has been remounted all over the world. Why then, during its New York City premiere Wednesday night for the opening of the Mostly Mozart Festival, did I mostly want to close my eyes and just listen? Mozart’s next-to-last opera is simultaneously glorious and strange, profound and silly and I don’t envy anyone charged ... Read More »

She Was the First Woman of Color in Space—And Dance Helped Her Get There

She Was the First Woman of Color in Space—And Dance Helped Her Get There

She Was the First Woman of Color in Space—And Dance Helped Her Get There When Dr. Mae Jemison was growing up, she was obsessed with space. But she didn’t see any astronauts who looked like her. “I said, Wait a minute. Why are all the astronauts white males?” she recounts in a CNN video. “What if the aliens saw them and said, Are these the only people on Earth?” None So in 1992, when she ... Read More »

Need Some Inspo? Watch These 8 Great TED Talks Given by Dancers

Need Some Inspo? Watch These 8 Great TED Talks Given by Dancers

Need Some Inspo? Watch These 8 Great TED Talks Given by Dancers It’s no surprise that dancers make some of the best TED Talk presenters. Not only are they great performers, but they’ve got unique knowledge to share. And they can dance! If you’re in need of a midweek boost, look no further than these eight presentations from some incredibly inspiring dance artists. Prumsodun Ok: Artists are magicians Founder of Cambodia’s first gay dance company, ... Read More »

Wheeling: Summer of 1914

Wheeling: Summer of 1914

Wheeling: Summer of 1914 Born on this day in 1914 soprano Eleanor Steber. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPc7WJYNfBY Happy 59th birthday soprano Dawn Upshaw. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nUk6djiKFE Happy 84th birthday Professor Peter Schickele. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_j6yU4Whg Born on this day in 1948 director Luc Bondy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=45bdBpwtzhg Source: Music-2 Wheeling: Summer of 1914 Read More »

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