Tag: martha graham dance company

How to Dance Outside

We’ve all been stubbing our toes and whacking our elbows dancing in less-than-roomy indoor spots lately (hello, 5′ x 8′ patch of bathroom tile). If you’re lucky enough to have access to a backyard or other big green space right now, you’re probably itching to take your grand allegro outside, especially as the weather gets […]

Our Favorite Movie Dance Doubles of All Time

There’s no better test of a true dance nerd than her ability to pick out the moment a dance double appears onscreen—and frequently, that double is a bona-fide dance star. Here are a few of our all-time favorite movie dance doubles. Isabella Boylston for Jennifer Lawrence, “Red Sparrow” OK, no, we haven’t seen the film […]

How to Master Martha Graham Hands

The signature cupped hands of the celebrants in Primitive Mysteries; the clawed hands of Medea in Cave of the Heart—“Graham hands” are unmistakable and create next-level drama. Each thrust or flick enhances Graham’s larger-than-life characters. “Martha marveled over the possibilities of the hands,” says Terese Capucilli, a former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancer who […]

Face Off: Four Pros Share Their Go-To Makeup Routines

There are zillions of makeup goodies out there, and just as many ways to wear them. Rather than spending the rest of your life trying to find that perfect black eyeliner pen, take a cue from these pros, who have streamlined their prep routines to get the job done night after night. Megan Levinson, Radio […]

You Must See Nir Arieli's Stunning Dance Photos

Dancers are some of the greatest photographic subjects around (for obvious reasons). They know their bodies, how to pose and captivate audiences—all of which translate into consistently stunning images. But Nir Arieli’s photo series, “Flocks,” showcases some of our favorite dance companies in a completely new context: without motion. Arieli has been photographing a number […]

Martha Graham, the Fashion Icon

If there’s one word to describe the Martha Graham Dance Company, it’s iconic. From the trademark “Graham” cupped hands to the powerful movements making up her choreo, Martha Graham knew a thing or two about statements. So it’s no surprise that she was as tuned into fashion as she was dance. Vogue took it a step further and decided […]

Inside the Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Season

The Martha Graham Dance Company turns 90—NINETY—this year. Like most things that have survived for the better part of a century, it has an incredibly rich history. Unlike most 90-year-olds, though, it still knows how to throw a heck of a birthday party. What does a Graham-style anniversary celebration look like? Well, it kicked off […]

Keepers of the Flame

Ross Katen auditioned for the Limón Dance Company on his 21st birthday, just after graduating from the BFA dance program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Limón, he knew, was an unusual choice for a recent NYU alum. “I’d been focused on creating new work in a pretty progressive conservatory program,” he […]