Dance World News (Feb. 23, 2017)

Sad news as the Trump administration continues its plans to cut the NEA but every cloud–no matter how orange–has a silver lining!

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….

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 BroadwayWorld.com released an emailĀ 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…