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What My Teacher Taught Me: Kelvin Vu

October 2, 2015 by

Prior to joining Batsheva’s Young Ensemble, Kelvin Vu immersed himself in the ballet-based contemporary program at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance for two years. Artistic director Summer Lee Rhatigan’s advice to always dance full-out changed … Continue reading

Trisha Brown Dance Company’s Philly Takeover

October 1, 2015 by

When Lisa Kraus learned in 2013 that the Trisha Brown Dance Company would, after a three-year tour of Brown’s proscenium works, no longer exist in its current form, she knew she needed to act. “I … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Jessica Lang

October 1, 2015 by

After dancing with Twyla Tharp for only two years, post-college, Jessica Lang knew she no longer wanted to perform. “I realized, ‘I have to keep repeating the same piece and touring, and I’m tired,’” she … Continue reading

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie

October 1, 2015 by

Music for street dance
Ephrat Asherie is a break-dancer with an academic bent. Known in street-dance circles as Bounce, the Israel native is earning her MFA in part by researching the roots of street dance in … Continue reading

Strong Foundations

October 1, 2015 by

It’s official. Ballet is big on the competition circuit. Our trend watchers report that pointe shoes and tutus made an impressive showing at Nationals this year. Of course, as educators, we know that a strong … Continue reading

Let Go of Stress to Dance Your Best

October 1, 2015 by

Active relaxation exercises release tension and speed muscle recovery.

Strange as it may seem, the missing ingredient of a dancer’s optimal performance is often rest. According to Kathleen Weber, consulting sports medicine physician at Hubbard … Continue reading