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Good Vibes: The Best of the Vibrating Workout & Recovery Trend

Good Vibes: The Best of the Vibrating Workout & Recovery Trend

Good Vibes: The Best of the Vibrating Workout & Recovery Trend The latest fitness fad has us literally buzzing. Vibrating tools—and exercise classes—promise added benefits to your typical workout and recovery routine, and they’re only growing more popular. Warning: These good vibrations don’t come cheap. Best for Immediate Soreness Relief: TheraGun G2PRO Our favorite spots to use the TheraGun were on our quads, back and triceps. Don’t think you’re about to get a calming massage ... Read More »

The Company I Danced in Closed. Now What?

The Company I Danced in Closed. Now What?

The Company I Danced in Closed. Now What? My life is in complete chaos since my dance company disbanded. I have a day job, so money isn’t the issue. It’s the loss of my world that stings the most. What can I do? —Lost Career, Washington, DC Being a member of a dance company is like having a second family, so grief is a natural response to losing it. Give yourself time to adjust by ... Read More »

In The Studio: Dance Theatre of Harlem Keeps Geoffrey Holder's Legacy Alive

In The Studio: Dance Theatre of Harlem Keeps Geoffrey Holder's Legacy Alive

In The Studio: Dance Theatre of Harlem Keeps Geoffrey Holder's Legacy Alive Dance Theatre of Harlem is busy preparing for the company’s Vision Gala on April 4. The works on the program, which takes place on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and his impact on company founder Arthur Mitchell. Among them is the much-anticipated revival of legendary choreographer Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla, ... Read More »

Sie ist eine Meisterin im Improvisieren!

Sie ist eine Meisterin im Improvisieren!

Sie ist eine Meisterin im Improvisieren! No 50th anniversary career tribute would be complete without covering Edita Gruberova’s legendary status as the premier Zerbinetta of her long reign in the role (from 1973-2009 – 36 years!)  Zerbinetta, opera’s first, unabashedly polyamorous good-time girl, was the role that catapulted Gruberova into international stardom. Though she first essayed it 1973, it was not until the Vienna State Opera’s 1976 production of Ariadne auf Naxos, designed by Filippo ... Read More »

BAZ at 100

BAZ at 100 Bernd Alois Zimmermann would have been one hundred today. Mark Berry, in the New York Times, has a discerning overview of the great German composer, whose works bear unflinching witness to the darkest of centuries. I wrote about Die Soldaten in 1995 and 2008. Source: Music-1 BAZ at 100 Read More »

Local tenor is a treat

Local tenor is a treat

Local tenor is a treat The press release for the Royal Opera’s 2018-2019 season promises “world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva-Maria Westbroek among other treats.”  Said treats include Kaufmann and Netrebko in a new production of Forza and Westbroek and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the Stefan Herheim production of Queen of Spades. Our Michael will sing the title role in a revival of Faust. (And did I mention Kat&8217;a Kabanova featuring that echt-Moravian ... Read More »

Spring awakening

Spring awakening

Spring awakening Happy vernal equinox, today at 12:15 PM EDT.   //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOe1CLddbZY Born on this day in 1890 tenors Lauritz Melchior //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J-PQ1kjoqc and Beniamino Gigli. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-pzo4xa3m4 The cher public (pictured, above) are encouraged to share favorite video selections celebrating the first day of spring. Source: Music-2 Spring awakening Read More »

BASTA: Witness for the persecution

BASTA: Witness for the persecution

BASTA: Witness for the persecution The day the story broke, Evan Ingersoll was pumping iron in the basement gym of his friend Jesús Halévy’s Hell’s Kitchen apartment complex, Hyundai Hut. The two had recently attended a midnight screening of Deliverance and were now determined to look their best. “Jesus! Jesús! Jesus!” Evan screamed suddenly from the squat rack. “Get over here!”  Jesús hopped off a nearby treadmill. “What’s wrong?” “Have you seen the lawsuit yet?” ... Read More »

The Power of Jerome Robbins' The Cage in the #MeToo Era

The Power of Jerome Robbins' The Cage in the #MeToo Era

The Power of Jerome Robbins' The Cage in the #MeToo Era The encounter with man-eating female creatures in Jerome Robbins’ The Cage never fails to shock audiences. As this tribe of insects initiates the newly-born Novice into their community and prepares her for the attack of the male Intruders, the ballet draws us into a world of survival and instinct. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of Jerome Robbins’ birth, and a number of Robbins ... Read More »

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