Dance World News (Feb.11, 2017)

  We’ve got studies, shadowing, musicals games, YOU NAAAAME IT! Oh that’s dead already? Awkward…     Breaking down the science of dancing continues. Studies show that hips and leg movements can determine “dance attractiveness,” which can also determine relationship and friendship success. The New York Times recently shadowed New York City Ballet corps dancer…

Video of the Week: Andrew Winghart’s ‘Cry Me A River’ dance video

If only I could depict heartbreak in such a compelling, organized way. This video has been making its rounds on the internet this week. Dancer Andrew Winghart, who has also choreographed works to songs by Kanye West and Lorde, created this latest offering to Justin Timberlake’s 2002 song “Cry Me a River.” The video features…

Terpsichorean Heroes: Phoebe Pearl

It all started with an Instagram post. That is (part of) how The Radio City Rockettes performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration became national news a month before the scheduled appearance. In the wake of her moment of outspokenness, Phoebe Pearl, the Rockette who made the post about the performance has become a dance world hero….

Dance World News (Jan. 11, 2017)

Learn how a former back-up dancer for Beyoncé is championing body positivity, how Dance Theater of Harlem is honoring the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and be the first (okay not really) to learn about the newest viral dance challenge.

NEW! Terpsichorean Heroes

Mariah Carey’s career might be on life support but her dancers should have given you so much life!

New Year’s Eve  Reflections and Resolutions 

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and I’m currently on vacation so I probably will be too busy celebrating to make this post tomorrow.  I’m currently in a hotel with limited access to internet so I’ll be making this post from my phone…I’ll try to make as few spelling errors as possible but in the event…

A Gig by Any Other Name: Thoughts on the Rockettes Inauguration Controversy

I’m sure most dancers (and people in general) have heard this story in some form. On Dec. 23 released an email from the American Guild of Variety Artists saying that the Radio City Rockettes were obligated to sign up to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20. “I must remind you that you…

Dance World News (Dec. 21)

This week in dance world news, an innovative California Company makes dance with disabled veterans, we learn what the homes of some of New York’s premiere ballerinas look like and it’s the dance world to the rescue after costumes are stolen from Festival Ballet Providence’s Nutcracker. What’s going on in your world of dance?