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The Most Surprising Things About Dancing in a Met Opera Production

The Most Surprising Things About Dancing in a Met Opera Production

The Most Surprising Things About Dancing in a Met Opera Production The last place you might expect to find a graduate of New York University’s decidedly contemporary dance program is onstage at the Metropolitan Opera House, scuttling around in a single three-inch heel, a massive petticoat and an ostentatious wig. But 2016 Tisch Dance graduate Andrea Pugliese can be found doing exactly that in The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Cendrillon , running April 12–May ... Read More »

Calling All Janet Jackson Lovers: Audition For Her #JTribe On Social Media

Calling All Janet Jackson Lovers: Audition For Her #JTribe On Social Media

Calling All Janet Jackson Lovers: Audition For Her #JTribe On Social Media For the first time in more than 10 years, Janet Jackson is holding an open audition for dancers. Even better? You could land a spot in her JTribe simply by posting a video on social media. All you have to do is follow @JanetJackson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Musical.ly, then upload a 30-second clip of yourself performing your favorite classic Janet choreo, ... Read More »

BASTA: You must take the ‘C’ train

BASTA: You must take the ‘C’ train

BASTA: You must take the ‘C’ train “I’ll bet none of these no-hopers will ever appear onstage,” Evan thought. Reaching Porky’s, the gargantuan dance rehearsal galleria on 880 Broadway, meant catching the B train downtown from Columbus and switching at 34th to the Q, or riding the C down to Chelsea and then swapping for the L.  That is, of course, if your point of departure on Sunday morning was in Hell’s Kitchen, which, for ... Read More »

Djinn and tonic

Djinn and tonic

Djinn and tonic Next week Juilliard Opera stages probably the greatest 18th century French opera Hippolyte et Aricie and to mark this eagerly awaited event “Trove Thursday” offers one of Rameau’s rarest full-length works, Acante et Céphise featuring The English Concert conducted by Trevor Pinnock (not pictured).  Of the four titans of 18th century opera—Handel, Gluck, Mozart and Rameau–the last unfortunately remains the least known and performed. One only rarely gets to experience his magical oeuvre ... Read More »

Alicia Graf Mack Named Director of Juilliard's Dance Division: "Dancers Are Thought Leaders"

Alicia Graf Mack Named Director of Juilliard's Dance Division: "Dancers Are Thought Leaders"

Alicia Graf Mack Named Director of Juilliard's Dance Division: "Dancers Are Thought Leaders" July 1 marks an exciting new era for The Juilliard School. Vail Dance Festival director and former New York City Ballet principal Damian Woetzel steps into the role of president, and the dance division will also have a new leader: Alicia Graf Mack , 39, will take over from Taryn Kaschock Russell, acting artistic director for the current school year. As a ... Read More »

Houston Ballet Strong: How the Company Persevered to Present Its 2017–18 Season After Hurricane Harvey

Houston Ballet Strong: How the Company Persevered to Present Its 2017–18 Season After Hurricane Harvey

Houston Ballet Strong: How the Company Persevered to Present Its 2017–18 Season After Hurricane Harvey When Hurricane Harvey unleashed its rainy path of destruction on the downtown Theater District in Houston in August, Houston Ballet staff, dancers and fans knew it would not be business as usual this season. Over 40 inches of rain drenched Houston, damaging nearly one hundred thousand homes. In all, it caused an estimated $200 billion of damage in Texas. Some ... Read More »

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