Tag: twyla tharp

Quiz: Name That Dance!

Can you ID some of the dance world’s most iconic works? Take our quiz below to find out! Loading… Lead photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy AAADT.

Twyla Tharp Talks Rehearsing

For dancers, getting a sneak peek into the choreographic processes of new work is better than Christmas. It’s always inspiring and fascinating to see how great dance-makers go about doing their thing (Ballet 422, anyone?). Twyla Tharp —dancer, writer, choreographer and all-around genius—is giving readers a #nofilter account of her latest rehearsal process in NYC […]

Choosing Your Next Step

I remember my audition for Juilliard like it was yesterday. I can tell you which leotard I wore, where I stood at the barre—and that I didn’t make it past the first cut. I bring this up for two reasons: 1. It’s college admissions season, when high school seniors anxiously await envelopes containing options and […]

The Dirt with Christopher Vo

Christopher Vo and Ramona Kelley in Come Fly Away. Photo by Joan Marcus. Christopher Vo is kind of a big deal. He’s a Princess Grace Award winner and has been named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He trained at The Juilliard School and went on to perform with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and […]

Holley Farmer

Spectacular control and effortless extensions separate longtime Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Holley Farmer from the crowd. A late bloomer, it wasn’t until age 16 that Farmer began taking ballet classes with Hae Shik Kim at the Fig Garden Dance Studio in Fresno, CA. She was a natural. After dancing with the Theatre Ballet of […]