Reconciling one’s dance and racial identities can be a complicated, emotional process, especially since the dance world is so slow to embrace change. But as the overdue push for diversity in dance becomes stronger, many dancers are embracing their racial and ethnic backgrounds in ways that were previously frowned upon—from wearing tights that match their […]
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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 […]
American Ballet Theatre’s gorgeous Devon Teuscher is one of this year’s Clive Barnes Award nominees. (photo by Rosalie O’Connor) The Clive Barnes Award is kind of a big deal. For the past four years, the Clive Barnes Foundation has presented the $5,000 prize to one young dancer and one young theater actor each year, in memory […]
Ana Estrada and Molly Weitz of BHdos and Kassanda Cruz of Ballet Hispanico brighten up basic classic looks with colorful warmups.
Brighten up basic classic looks with colorful warm-ups.
Fleet in Piazzolla Caldera (photo by Tom Caravaglia) Michelle Fleet makes intricate choreography look as natural as breathing. A 12-year veteran of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Fleet morphs to fit each work in Taylor’s diverse repertory: She’s sweetly innocent in the lyrical Esplanade, strong and sensual in the fiery Piazzolla Caldera. Born in the […]