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And the VMA for Best Choreography Goes to…

August 31, 2015 by

The 2015 Video Music Awards were last night and this year’s nominations for Best Choreography were as impressive as they were diverse. Fan favorites Beyoncé, Ryan Heffington, NappyTabs and Keone and Mari Madrid were up … Continue reading

School of Alberta Ballet Adds Contemporary Program

August 28, 2015 by

The School of Alberta Ballet in Canada launches a contemporary dance program this September, for professional division students in grades 11 and 12. Graham McKelvie joins the school as program head. McKelvie trained at Canada’s … Continue reading

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The Dance Family Tree

September 1, 2015 by

As we were putting this issue to bed, I caught a piece in The New York Times about Sonya Tayeh. After launching a successful commercial career seven years ago, the choreographer (DT, December 2010) is … Continue reading

Pliable Power

August 1, 2015 by

Ways to shift your stretching routine from passive to dynamic

If you are like your students, you get in at least a few stretches before class. Perhaps you prop your foot on the barre and stretch … Continue reading

Jamie Rae Walker

August 1, 2015 by

Music for modern
For classically trained dancers, learning to move from the inside out can be a disorienting experience. Jamie Rae Walker, who began her career with Miami City Ballet but has danced with Paul Taylor’s … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Sean Dorsey

August 1, 2015 by

Plenty of choreographers will argue that finding an audience for dance can be a Herculean task. San Francisco–based choreographer Sean Dorsey has what most would consider an added obstacle: He’s transgender, and the dance-theater work … Continue reading