Tag: madonna

Um, You Guys: MADONNA Is Directing the Michaela DePrince Movie

Remember back in 2015, when it was first announced that the extraordinary memoir of extraordinary ballerina (and Dance Spirit cover star) Michaela DePrince would be made into a film? Remember the happy dance you did upon hearing that news? Well, take that happy dance, multiply it by 10, and add some fierce voguing moves to […]

Lil' Buck Hits the Big Time

If you haven’t heard of Lil’ Buck, you are a) behind on your DS reading! Check him out in our “Most Influential People of 2011” feature; and b) MISSING OUT. The talented dancer is spreading the gospel of “jookin’,” a hip hop style that originated in his hometown of Memphis, TN. Jookin’ is awesome—and almost […]

What It's Like to Choreograph for Madonna

Meet Megan Lawson: choreographer to the pop star (by Rob Daly) Few gigs compare to creating the moves for Madonna. Choreographer Megan Lawson is living that dream. Lawson, whom you might know from Fanny Pak, began working on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour a few months ago. But it’s not her first rodeo with the Queen […]

Madonna's Bulls, Sia's Alter-Egos: Dance Highlights of the 2015 Grammys

Yes, the Grammys are all about the music. But they inevitably also feature a bunch of great dancers. And this year, those dancers seemed to play especially large roles—from Maddie Ziegler as Baby Sia to Katy Perry’s shadow selves. Without further ado, here are the top five highlights from last night’s show. 5. Lady Gaga […]

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It’s spring! It’s spring! It’s finally, finally spring! Actually, it’s 40 degrees and rainy here in NYC (womp). But the spring signifier that REALLY matters to me and my fellow bunheads is the kickoff of ballet season—and that happened last night, aka opening night at New York City Ballet. Over the next couple of months, […]

Want to Work It Like Madonna? How About Working Out with Madonna?!

Hypothetical question: If you could dance behind any living legend of popular music, who would it be? For me, the choice is easy—Madonna. After all, the original Material Girl has conquered basically every facet of the entertainment world: Acting! Writing! Directing! And (of course) singing and dancing her way to the top of the show […]

10 Things We Learned From "All the Right Moves" Episode 2

“Unless your name is Beyoncé and you become a black woman, I’m not dancing backup next to you.” —Nick Lazzarini, Voice of Reason, “All the Right Moves” Drama, drama, drama. Travis, Travis, Travis. Taja, Taja, oh man, Taja. It’s only the second episode of the season and already the power struggle between Shaping Sound co-founders […]