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In The Studio: The Graham Company On Staying True to Martha's Vision and Voice

In The Studio: The Graham Company On Staying True to Martha's Vision and Voice

In The Studio: The Graham Company On Staying True to Martha's Vision and Voice The much-anticipated Martha Graham Dance Company season at New York City Center is upon us. From April 11–14, the company will present classics like Chronicle, the sly melodrama Embattled Garden and of course Graham’s visceral masterwork The Rite of Spring. This season also includes works by internationally acclaimed choreographers Lucinda Childs, Lar Lubovitch and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. We sat down with ... Read More »

Who's Your Favorite Science-Loving Dance Teacher?

Who's Your Favorite Science-Loving Dance Teacher?

Who's Your Favorite Science-Loving Dance Teacher? Great dance educators with smart, scientific teaching practices are invaluable to the dance field. How else could we create healthy, beautiful dancers? The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science is looking to honor someone who’s made a substantial impact through teaching with its annual Dance Educators Award—and the committee is asking for nominations. The award has been given to a dance teacher who integrates principals of dance science ... Read More »

What It’s Like To Be Backstage With Tommy Tune

What It’s Like To Be Backstage With Tommy Tune

What It’s Like To Be Backstage With Tommy Tune Tommy Tune is a man of many talents. The 10-time Tony Award–winning director, choreographer and star is famous for shows like Nine , My One and Only , The Will Roger’s Follies and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas . Tune is in a special class of gifted director/choreographers that includes George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Michael Bennett—yet he also danced and starred in his musicals. ... Read More »

For Cecil Taylor

For Cecil Taylor One of the greatest, most unswervingly original, most incorrigibly sublime figures in the recent history of music died today, a few days after his eighty-ninth birthday. I got to see him several times in performance; the first time, in 1989, at the Western Front in Cambridge MA, was one of my indelible listening experiences. I made a poor attempt to write about him in 1998; I will let others sum up his ... Read More »

Famed Art Critic Donald Kuspit Tells Us Why the Skull

Famed #Art Critic Donald Kuspit Tells Us Why the Skull Famed American art critic Donald Kuspit delves into one particular work that has left a lasting impression on him and the why of it all. The post Famed Art Critic Donald Kuspit Tells Us Why the Skull appeared first on Artists Network. Source: Fine art Famed Art Critic Donald Kuspit Tells Us Why the Skull Read More »

#tbt: Alwin Nikolais on Inventing Your Own Solutions

#tbt: Alwin Nikolais on Inventing Your Own Solutions

#tbt: Alwin Nikolais on Inventing Your Own Solutions In the April 1968 issue of Dance Magazine , we took a deep dive into the work of Alwin Nikolais. Imago (1963). Photo by Sosenko, Courtesy DM Archives Viewing technique as a means to an end, Nikolais did not ask his dancers to embody characters or emote, but to simply dance as part of the onstage environments created by his innovative costume, lighting and production designs—most of ... Read More »

These ABT Dancers & Their Beach Ballet Have Us Officially Ready for Summer

These ABT Dancers & Their Beach Ballet Have Us Officially Ready for Summer

These ABT Dancers & Their Beach Ballet Have Us Officially Ready for Summer In case you missed it, some of the American Ballet Theatre crew are in the Philippines, preparing for a fundraising gala and performance organized by principal dancer (and Philippines native) Stella Abrera . While Abrera and her co-workers—including her ABT besties Gillian Murphy and Isabella Boylston —prepare for the April 7 show benefitting the children of CENTEX (Center of Excellence in Public ... Read More »

Bell de jour

Bell de jour

Bell de jour Next week the Italian soprano Mariella Devia celebrates her 70th birthday so “Trove Thursday” salutes her not with one of her great bel canto vehicles but instead with one of her earliest New York successes: Delibes’s Lakmé with Nicolai Gedda and Paul Plishka.  The day after her 33rd birthday Devia turned to a French coloratura showcase for her debut with Opera Orchestra of New York, a group with which she was associated for 33 years ... Read More »

Forsythe, Flex, Azealia Banks: You're Going to Want to Grab a Ticket to This Free Event

Forsythe, Flex, Azealia Banks: You're Going to Want to Grab a Ticket to This Free Event

{$inline_image} Forsythe, Flex, Azealia Banks: You're Going to Want to Grab a Ticket to This Free Event The Shed might not open its doors for another year, but this month Manhattan’s new multidisciplinary arts center is showcasing the type of programming it hopes to offer. A Prelude to The Shed takes over an empty lot near the High Line for two weeks of ever-shifting programming. It will include dance battles featuring Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray’s ... Read More »

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