It took no fewer than three years for choreographers Chris Martin and Larkin Poynton to create Project Home, a 45-minute film that brings together artists from all over the world (including the inspirational Mari Madrid!). And their finished product is sure to take your breath away. Seriously, guys: It’s beautiful. Martin and Poynton’s vision was […]
It’s one of the most magical times of the year—and we don’t mean “magical” in the holiday-spirit sense, but in the wands-and-wizards sense: Today is Harry Potter’s birthday! Whether you’re a Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, its time to celebrate not only the birth of “The Boy Who Lived,” but more importantly the creation of […]
Competing on “So You Think You Can Dance” is an epic challenge—but Gaby Diaz made it look easy. Though the 19-year-old went on the show as a tap dancer, she excelled in everything from emotional contemporary pieces to hard-hitting hip-hop routines during the 10-week marathon of live episodes. Watching her brilliant finale performances, it was […]
Looking for some dance inspiration? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beaming no fewer than FOUR works, including the beloved classic Revelations, to a movie theater near you this Thursday, October 22! Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. Photo by Paul Kolnik […]
It’s New Year’s Eve, and you know what that means: Time for a big ol’ year in review roundup! Look, sure, I could fake grouchiness about being tasked with assembling Dance Spirit‘s Best of 2015 list. But instead I’ll be honest and admit that I love, love, LOVE this kind of thing. It was nothing […]
Here’s what DS readers had to say.
(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, I can’t figure out how to spot correctly. It’s keeping me from doing more than two pirouettes, and I’m dizzy all the time. Do you have any tips that will help me spot? —Ann Dear Ann, You’re definitely not alone! Many people have trouble spotting. My first suggestion is […]
Michelle May, Gabriella Stilo, Jordan Pelliteri (photo by Erin Baiano) It’d be hard to find three dancers more different than this year’s Cover Model Search finalists. There’s Michelle May, the crazy-talented tapper with a hip-hop edge; Jordan Pelliteri, the contemporary queen with tons of comp titles to her name; and Gabriella Stilo, the textbook-perfect ballerina […]